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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 Sauvignon Blanc 2006


  • Gold: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006
  • Double Gold: Best Sauvignon Blanc, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2006
  • Silver: New World Wine Awards 2006 and 2007
  • Silver: NZ International Wine Show 2006
  • Bronze: Liquorland International Top 100 2006
  • Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2007
  • 4 Stars: Cuisine Magazine NZ Sauvignon Blanc Tasting 2007
  • 90 points: Wine Spectator December 2006
  • 3 ½ Stars: Winestate Marlborough Tasting 2007


"This is number 10 and bottom of the long list of sauvignon blancs made by Saint Clair, which speaks volumes for the quality of the others in a remarkable line-up. A crisp, good-value lightweight made to the classic Marlborough recipe, nettles and all."
Warren Baron's Christmas Wine Guide, The Dominion Post, December 2006

"Vicars, like many of us, will gladly worship a bargain. this great-value wine offers very good depth of fresh, pure, herbal and tropical-fruit characters, finishing crisp, dry and zesty."
Michael Cooper, John Belsham, Simon Waghorn, Cuisine January 2007