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The single vineyard ‘Pioneer Block’ wines of Saint Clair require separate handling, the winery using 250 small tanks to manage this. The amount of detail for winemakers Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark and their team is considerable, but the result is a fascinating range of wines that express their origin and site. In essence Saint Clair is bottling ‘terroir’ for keen wine enthusiasts to ponder and enjoy. The quality per se of the ‘Pioneer Block’ wines has been extremely high as well, reflecting the identification of superior as well as individual vineyards by Saint Clair’s owner Neal Ibbotson.
Raymond Chan

Awards & Accolades

Doctor's Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2002


  • Silver: NZ Home & Entertaining Magazine, January 2004
  • Bronze: NZ Wine Society Easter Awards 2004
  • Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003
  • Bronze: International Wine Challenge 2004
  • Bronze: Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2004
  • Bronze: Liquorland Top100 International Wine Competition 2004
  • 4 Stars: Cuisine Magazine, November 2004
  • 4 Stars: Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2005
  • 4 Stars: Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews 2005
  • 3 ½ Stars: Winestate, May/June 2004
  • 88 points: Wine Spectator 2004
  • Team Choice: Wine NZ June/July 2004