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“This recent success clearly recognises the ability of Saint Clair’s winemaking team, led my Mat Thomson and Hamish Clark, to produce quality wines of world-class excellence – a remarkable achievement for the family-owned Marlborough winery.”
Tamara Rubanowski Editor FMCG, August 2011

Awards & Accolades

Marlborough Riesling 2005


  • Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2006
  • Bronze: New World Wine Awards 2006
  • 4 Stars: Winestate 2006


“Nicely textured and well fruit Riesling, fresh and youthful with a little honey and lime to ensure it has something to grow on.”
Winestate Magazine, May/June 2006

“...Has oodles of citrus bursting through on the nose, followered by grapefruit, lime and mandarin in a lovely finish. There’s enough concentrated fruit, spirtzy minerality and lingering flavours to entice even the most hardened Riesling phobe. Drink with grilled prawns coated in sweet chilli and coriander.” 4 stars.
Yvonne Dudman, Hawkes Bay Today, 24 June 2006

“Is attactive with fragrant hints of honey, lime and passionfruit, backed by suggestions of mineral and nutty complexity, and finishing with an intense, tingly, enlivening aftertaste.”
Charmian Smith, Otago Daily Times, 28 June 2006

"The aroma is fruity with a touch of mandarin and apricot and the immediate impression is of a bright, lively wine. Its claim to classic Marlborough character on the palate is well founded with distinctive citrus tastes that reinforce the well-weighted fruit acitidy."
Metro, September 2006