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Saint Clair Number One in the UK

08 January 2018

Wine Business Solutions (WBS’s) Wine On-Premise UK 2018 survey has identified Saint Clair Family Estate as being most listed table wine brand in the UK. This is the 9th survey conducted by Wine Business Solutions providing 180,000 listings as a database for longer term analysis. The survey claims to be the most comprehensive investigation ever conducted into on-premise distribution throughout the UK.
Saint Clair Family Estate are proud to be a family owned Marlborough winery now exporting to over 70 markets throughout the world. The UK is a significant export market for Saint Clair by both volume and value. Saint Clair have developed a solid relationship with their distributor Hallgarten Druitt, having worked with them for over 15 years. Hallgarten are attributable for Saint Clair’s success in this most challenging market.
Hallgarten are major award winners in their own right. WBS’s survey named Hallgarten as ‘Distributor of the Year’. Other company recognition for Hallgarten in recent years are as follows;
SWA - New World Wine Merchant 2017
SWA - Speciality Merchant of the Year 2016
WSET - Educator of the Year 2015 and 2016 - nominee
IWC - Wine List of the Year 2015 and 2016 
SWA - European Merchant of the Year 2015
Saint Clair are thrilled that their wines are so popular within the highly competitive on-trade. It is a desire for most wine companies to achieve sales across most market trade sectors. Achieving a balance of this is challenging and often not attainable. Saint Clair have been able to do this with a wide selection of wines that fit the needs of each buyer, thus providing ultimate accessibility for their consumers. 
Managing Director Neal Ibbotson comments, “We feel very proud that our wines are admired and consumed around the globe and hearing that our wines are the number one table wine sold in the UK is something we never thought possible whilst also maintaining our much needed sales in the off-trade. We have been able to achieve these results through great distribution and our incredibly dedicated winery team.” 
This success along with the quality focus of the entire team has led Saint Clair Family Estate to being recognized as one of New Zealand’s most successful global wine brands.