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Family Inspired Dish Reaches Rare Fare Top 5

05 June 2018
    Feast Marlborough weekend may be over for 2018, but one chef at the Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen is still riding high after having her Rare Fare Competition dish named a finalist by Cuisine Magazine. The competition was designed to challenge local restaurants and cafes to create a dish which captures the essence of the [...]

Twelve Years of Half Marathons for Judy

23 May 2018
When Saint Clair Family Estate became the naming sponsor of the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon 12 years ago, managing director Judy Ibbotson wasn’t a runner. “I said to Neal [Ibbotson], ‘I wonder if I could do that’, and he said, ‘You can do anything you want to do’,” Judy recalls. So she set her [...]

Neal looks back on 40 years in the Marlborough Wine Industry

20 April 2018
This year marks 40 years since Neal and Judy Ibbotson began their grape growing venture, after answering an ad by Montana looking for contract growers in Marlborough. “We didn’t know a lot about it, really, but our land was free draining, and situated in a good climatic part of Marlborough. So I guess that was [...]

Work Place Safety Minister Visits Saint Clair Family Estate

22 January 2018
Health and safety practices and employment issues were at the forefront when Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Immigration and ACC, visited the winery last week. Saint Clair Family Estate was selected as one of a handful of businesses the minister was to visit during his trip to Marlborough, after it was identified [...]

Another Year, Another Vintage

21 December 2017
Another year has flown by at Saint Clair Family Estate, bringing  a fresh vintage of wines to the market, and sending staff jet setting across the globe. We took a look back at the year that was at Saint Clair, which has seen staff travel (armed with our wines) to all corners of the world, [...]

Summer Menu at the Vineyard Kitchen

07 December 2017
We’ve begun serving our brand new summer menu at the Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, with a range of dishes set to delight alongside some award-winning wines this summer. We’ll be open every day of the summer holidays, bar Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and we look forward to seeing you in the coming months. So, [...]

Saint Clair Wedding Celebration for Marlborough Couple

21 November 2017
A bride with a long-running connection to Saint Clair Family Estate took it a step further last week, when she married her husband in one of our vineyards overlooking Marlborough. Courtney MacKay’s connection to the Saint Clair family began before she was even born, when her mum Sandra formed a friendship with Sarina, the eldest Ibbotson daughter. [...]

Ten Years on the Saint Clair Team

18 October 2017
When faced with the job of transitioning a business from its traditional accounting system to a digital one, many would dread the thought. But Saint Clair Family Estate then-Accounts Assistant, Tracey Gilmore, embraced the task. This week, Tracey is celebrating 10 years at the winery and points to being a part of making that move [...]

Saint Clair Wins Champion Gewürztraminer

12 October 2017
Saint Clair Family Estate has picked up the award for Champion Gewürztraminer at the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition for 2017. The award, presented to the Pioneer Block 12 Lone Gum Gewürztraminer, recognises a variety which makes up less than 1 per cent of wine production at the winery. Winemaker Heather Stewart says it was [...]

Winery Cellar Coordinator Job

03 October 2017
Saint Clair Family Estate is proud to be a family-owned winery located in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand. Our quality wines are internationally recognised and it’s a real team effort to help produce and distribute these wines throughout the world. Reporting to the Senior Winemakers, this is a key position requiring a highly-motivated person [...]