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"Saint Clair not only won the prize for Wine Company of the Year for best overall performance in the tastings, but its chief winemaker Matt Thomson was named Winemaker of the Year for the second time in three years."
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From Classroom to Winery with Saint Clair Vintage 2017

19 April 2017
We love this time of year, when people from all walks of life, and all corners of the globe come together to pursue their shared passion, making wine, with us at Saint Clair Family Estate. This year, there are 35 extra staff members from America, Argentina, France, Belgium, China, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Sweden, [...]

The Year That Was

21 December 2016
Woah! What a year it’s been for Saint Clair Family Estate. So much has happened in the last 360-odd days that it’s hard to keep track. With the dawn of yet another New Year quickly approaching, we’ve taken a look back through some of our highlights of the year that was. Here’s a taste of [...]

Vineyard Kitchen makes Top 20

23 November 2016
A “perfectly prepared” venison short loin has seen the Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen secure a place in the top 20 of the 2016 Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards. Head chef Keith Gregory put the dish together, serving the meat medium rare, and pairing it with as much Marlborough produce as he could source. His [...]

Getting Green for Green Month

21 November 2016
Innovation reached a new level at Saint Clair Family Estate last month, when the team undertook the challenge of having a “Green Month”. Accounts assistant Tracey Gilmore took the lead, encouraging staff to try and reduce their carbon footprint, and to come up with ideas to contribute to a sustainable future. “I’m a bit of an [...]

Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen puts Marlborough on a plate

12 October 2016
Marlborough produce is taking centre stage in the latest dish at the Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen. Put together for the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards 2016 challenge, head chef Keith Gregory says the idea behind his dish is to source as much local produce as possible. While the aim of the competition is to [...]

Catch Saint Clair wine on TV

08 July 2016
Get your tastebuds tingling with the best of Marlborough food and Saint Clair wine in the first episode of a new TV series hosted by chef Nick Honeyman screening this weekend. The Best Of New Zealand With Nick Honeyman airs on TV One on Saturdays at 4pm from July 9 – or you can catch [...]

Saint Clair Dawn Release 2016

30 April 2016
Saint Clair Dawn Release 2016

The Best Of 2015

12 January 2016
2015 was another huge year at Saint Clair Family Estate, kicking off with reopening the Vineyard Kitchen, our 20th vintage, Nana Dawn’s 100th birthday with a shout out from the New Zealand cricket team (oh, and a letter from the Queen), plus a few trophies from wine competitions around the world. Here’s to another stellar [...]

Raymond Chan’s best Sauvignon Blanc 2015

13 December 2015
Super-star @saintclairwine WairauRes SauvBl’15 incredible #nzwine intensity. Best SB of the year — Raymond Chan (@winenoter) December 13, 2015

Saint Clair Winemaker Creates a Buzz

26 November 2015
Since an early age, Saint Clair red winemaker Kyle Thompson has been fascinated with insects and plants.  Slightly bee-witched you could say. So when a swarm of bees decided the worm farm in his backyard was a good spot to setup shop in 2011, it was an easy decision to keep them on.  He rang his [...]