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"Saint Clair now makes the country’s and perhaps the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Saint Clair has won more top awards for Sauvignon Blanc in recent years than any of the three or four hundred other local producers. Although Sauvignon Blanc is clearly Saint Clair’s signature wine it has also earned trophies for Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Riesling over the same period."
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine Air New Zealand In Flight Magazine

Awards & Accolades

Vicar's Choice Merlot 2003

Awards

  • Bronze: NZ International Wine Show 2005
  • Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004
  • 4 Stars: Cuisine Magazine, November 2005
  • 3 ½ Stars: Winestate 2005
  • Peters Picks: Peter Saunders Food & Beverage Marketplace 2005

Accolades

“ ...Would you be influenced by a vicar’s choice of wine. This vicar likes an available red wine that goes well with good company with a light tannic structure and ripe sweet plums in abundance and a sprinkle of cinnamon.”
Greymouth Evening Star, 23 July 2005


"... has lovely savoury spices, baked plums and is nicely balanced without the big oak, big tannin or big alcohol. Warm and smooth."
Hawkes Bay Today, 16 July 2004