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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."
Peter Simic Winestate Press Release

Awards & Accolades

Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2003


  • Trophy Top of Class: Tri Nations Awards 2005
  • Gold: New Zealand International Wine Show 2005
  • Gold: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005
  • Trophy Top of Class: Tri Nations Wine Awards 2005
  • Gold: NZ Home & Entertaining Magazine, February 2005
  • Gold: New Zealand Wine Society Easter Awards 2005
  • Blue Gold: Sydney International Wine Competition 2006
  • Silver: Japan Wine Challenge 2005
  • Silver: International Chardonnay Challenge 2004
  • Silver: Liquorland Top 100 International Wine competition, 2004
  • Silver: Liquorland Top 100, 2005
  • Silver: International Wine Challenge 2005
  • Silver: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004
  • Bronze: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2005
  • 5 Stars: Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, June/July 2005
  • 4 Stars: Cuisine, March 2005
  • 89 points: Wine Spectator, November 2004


"This has mind-boggling intensity and concentration of peaches, pineapple and mealy fruit with spicky, sweet oak notes adding backbone." 19/20
Raymond Chan, Regional Wines & Spirits Grapevine, November 2005