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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 Riesling 2005


  • Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005
  • Bronze: NZ International Wine Show 2005
  • Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2007
  • Bronze: New World Wine Awards 2006
  • Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006
  • 4 Stars: Cuisine New Releases, July 2006
  • 3 ½ Stars: Winstate - Marlborough Tasting 2007


"Easy choice and easy drinking with lemon citrus aromas and a nice depth of ripe fruit help up with light acidity. Good value. Off dry."
Roger Ewer, Greymouth Star, 31 January 2007

"Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Riesling 2005 is medium in style, and has fresh limes and floral aromas. The palate has subtle flavours of apple and citrus, and although it has a hint of sweetness to start it finishes reasonable dry."
Peter Shaw, Waikato Times, 7 February 2007

"Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Riesling 05 is floral, off-dry, easy drinking, balanced and forward with apples and citrus."
Graeme Barrow, Wanagnui Chronicle, 28 October 2006