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"Clair Family Estate now sits alongside Villa Maria as one of New Zealand’s most awarded wineries. And it’s nice to know it’s still New Zealand family-owned."
Deborah Walton and Peter Morice Timaru Herald, 3 November 2009

Awards & Accolades

Marlborough Chardonnay 2005


  • Silver: NZ International Wine Show 2006
  • Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2007
  • Bronze: New World Wine Awards 2006
  • Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006
  • 5 Stars: Winestate - Marlborough Tasting 2007


"Here's another attractive wine from a company with an enviable reputation for producing impeccable white wines. Those who love creamy, nutty, oaky flavours in their chardonnay will relish this mouthfilling wine with hints of citrus and a long, crisp finish."
Charmian Smith, Otago Daily Times, 24 January 2007

"Saint Clair 05 Chardonnay pushes all the right buttons. It has a dash of acid tingle, a pleasing dash of sweet caramel tempered by some crisp apple flavour, and a tempting fruity sweetness right on the finish."
Deborah Walton & Peter Morice, Marlborough Express, 17 May 2007

“A lovely wine with wafts of grapefruit and honeysuckle on the nose. A good mouth feel with flavours of white peach, citrus, fig and butterstotch focused with acidity”.
Roger Ewer, Greymouth Star, 4 October 2006

“Creamy peach and light toasty aromas with ripe stonefruit and friendly acidity on the palate. There’s a touch of phenolic pick-up on the finish but all-in-all a pretty pleasant chardonnay”.
Yvonne Dudman, Hawkes Bay Today, 7 October 2006