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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

Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 2005


  • Silver: Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2006
  • Bronze: NZ International Wine Show 2006
  • Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006
  • Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2007
  • 4 ½ Stars: Cuisine NZ Pinot Noir Tasting 2006
  • 4 Stars: Winestate - Marlborough Tasting 2007
  • 90 points: Wine Enthusiast Magazine - May 2007
  • 89 points: International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer, USA 2007
  • 86 points: Wine Spectator Magazine USA, 2007


"Typically Marlborough in style is the Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 05. It's floral, plummy and savoury, with dried herbs and mushrooms, full-flavoured with firm tannins."
Greame Barrow, Wanganui Chronicle, 20 January 2007

"Here's a wine for those who like oodles of spicy oak. It boisters the peppery, edgy fruit and fills out the palate and lingers on the aftertaste."
Charmain Smith, Otago Daily Times, 2 May 2007

"Fabulous Christmas pork deserves a rich, ripe wine to complement it. Look to this complex pinot with plenty of structure from a very reliable Marlborough producer."
Lauraine Jacobs, Sunday Star Times, 19 November 2006