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"Saint Clair now makes the country’s and perhaps the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Saint Clair has won more top awards for Sauvignon Blanc in recent years than any of the three or four hundred other local producers. Although Sauvignon Blanc is clearly Saint Clair’s signature wine it has also earned trophies for Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Riesling over the same period."
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine Air New Zealand In Flight Magazine

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Saint Clair Celebrate Success Story in Japan

15 August 2016

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.
 
As well as receiving a gold medal, the Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Cell Block Chardonnay 2014 was awarded the following;
 
TROPHY - Number One Best Value in price range as well as TROPHY - Best Value White Wine for Wines from 3,000 yen to 4,999 yen.
 
This wine was also included in the list of the top 10 Chardonnays of the world earlier this year (Chardonnay du Monde) so it is hardly surprising that it has picked further accolades such as this. Other awards for this wine include:
* No 10 in Top 10 NZ Chardonnay – Cuisine Magazine Chardonnay Tasting 2016
* 4.5 stars – Cuisine Magazine Chardonnay Tasting 2016
* Gold – Sydney International Wine Competition 2016
* Pure Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015
* Gold – Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015
* 5 stars – Winestate Chardonnay Tasting 2016
 
A gold medal was also awarded at the Japan Wine Challenge to Saint Clair’s flagship variety, with the Saint Clair Marlborough Premium Sauvignon Blanc earning this prestigious award.
 
The Japan Wine Challenge is Asia’s oldest and most prestigious wine challenge. It is a longstanding event with this year being its 19th year running. The show has a key focus towards the development of consumer awareness and understanding of wines, with the ultimate result in on-going increase in sales of quality wines within the demanding Japanese market.
 
Japan is an important market for Saint Clair and results such as this will certainly assist in further developing Saint Clair’s reputation for being a quality New Zealand wine producer. These winning wines assist with developing the trust of consumer trust in the brand and prompting their choice of purchase.
 
This distinctive mark of quality differentiates Saint Clair Family Estate, recognising outstanding standards and acknowledging the effort and dedication at each and every angle, from the vineyard through to bottle.