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"The ‘Pioneer Block' range arguably takes Saint Clair to greater detail and depth than any other producer with wines that express terroir."
Raymond Chan Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 18 July 2011

Press Releases

21/10/16: Saint Clair Double Show Victory

Saint Clair Family Estate is delighted with the announcement of two highly regarded New Zealand wine shows awarding Saint Clair as category winners.

10/10/16: Saint Clair Family Estate Show Success at New World Wine Awards 2016

A widely recognised New Zealand international commercial wine show has awarded Saint Clair Family Estate Gold medal status for two wines. The New World Wine Awards 2016 launched its results today, announcing the following Gold medal wins for Saint Clair; Gold Medal – Saint Clair James Sinclair Marlborough Chardonnay 2014 Gold Medal – Saint Clair Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2015

28/09/16: Decanter Win for Saint Clair Family Estate

Saint Clair Family Estate is celebrating an outstanding achievement at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016. The Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 has been awarded the trophy for the best New Zealand Pinot Noir.

15/08/16: Saint Clair Celebrate Success Story in Japan

Saint Clair Family Estate are celebrating following the announcement from the Japan Wine Challenge, where two trophies and two gold medals have been awarded to the family owned Marlborough wine producer.

02/05/16: Saint Clair Celebrate the Release of Saint Clair Dawn

Saint Clair Family Estate is proud to announce the release of their first ever méthode traditionnelle style wine Saint Clair Dawn 2012. Made from premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes using the traditional method of production, disgorged with 35 months ageing on lees, this wine is elegant and complex with a rich palate and fine mousse.

23/03/16: Saint Clair Chardonnay – Top 10 Chardonnays of the World

Chardonnay du Monde is a unique international wine competition judging the best Chardonnays of the world. Saint Clair Family Estate are thrilled to announce that the 23rd annual Chardonnay du Monde has awarded Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Cell Block Chardonnay 2014 a Gold Medal and admitted the family owned Marlborough winery into the list of the Top 10 Chardonnays of the world.

19/01/16: Saint Clair Wines Fly Sky High

Having just received recognition with British Airways Saint Clair Family Estate will see its highly acclaimed Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2015 being served within their fleet of more than 280 aircraft to more than 170 destinations in 70 countries.

30/11/15: Saint Clair Family Estate Flying High at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards with a Trophy Win

The Air New Zealand Wine Awards announced their trophy winners at a prestigious dinner on Saturday night at the Saxton Stadium in Nelson. Most of the Saint Clair team were there to witness the presentation of their trophy win for the Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2014. The wine won the Coast FM Champion Merlot, Cabernet and Blends Trophy, an astounding result for the family owned winery.

16/11/15: Saint Clair Family Estate Shine in Sydney

Sydney International Wine Competition has announced their winners and Saint Clair Family Estate has won the highly acclaimed SIWC Perpetual Trophy for Best Semi Sweet White Wine of Competition with its Saint Clair Pioneer Block 9 Big John Riesling 2013

10/11/15: Saint Clair Family Estate Shines Bright with Gold

The Air New Zealand Wine Awards announced their gold medal winners this morning following the assessment of more than 1400 wines. Saint Clair Family Estate is incredibly proud to have been recognised for their quality wine production with eight of their wines achieving esteemed gold medal status.

23/10/15: First Time Win for Saint Clair Family Estate

The name Saint Clair Family Estate is synonymous with quality with the family owned Marlborough winery achieving over a hundred trophies across a range of varietals and price points.