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Award Winning Wine from India to Germany

02 February 2010

Following a stellar 2009, Saint Clair Family Estate is once again celebrating top honours with its Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - judged best white wine at the Indian Wine Challenge Show.

218 wines were submitted for the 3-day taste expo held in Mumbai from 28-30 January. World-renowned wine expert, Robert Joseph chaired the competition. Vishal Kadakia, owner of The Wine Park, who distributes Saint Clair in India says, “I am thrilled with the result and am pleased to have participated with Saint Clair in this great achievement.”

2010 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Marlborough vineyard also winning first place in Germany’s business wine magazine, Weinwirtschaft for best ‘All New World (outside of Europe) White Wine’ with Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc 2008.

The Sauvignon Blanc proves to be a popular drop, with German Airline, Lufthansa just announcing that Saint Clair’s Pioneer Block 19 Bird Block Sauvignon Blanc 2009 has won the tender for Sauvignon Blanc in First Class.

Managing Director of Saint Clair Family Estate, Neal Ibbotson comments, “We are immensely proud of our achievements in winning these international awards. It is testament to the Saint Clair team’s hard work and enthusiasm in consistently producing high-quality wine. We are particularly looking forward to working with Lufthansa to supply the airline with our Sauvignon Blanc. Lufthansa is a leading European carrier who fly 70 million passengers across 160 countries so it is a very exciting opportunity to showcase our wine.”

These results emphasise the passion found at the Saint Clair Family Estate for producing quality New Zealand wine. Saint Clair continues to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading vineyards.

For further information please contact Neal Ibbotson on (03) 57 88695 or email