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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 Merlot 2006


  • Silver: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2007
  • Bronze: New World Wine Awards 2007
  • Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2007
  • Bronze: Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Competition 2007
  • Bronze: The New Zealand International Wine Show 2007
  • 4 Stars: Cuisine Magazine, September 2007
  • 3 ½ Stars: Winestate Magazine - Michael Cooper, May/June 2007
  • 3 ½ Stars: Wine Orbit Review, September 2007


"Saint Clair Marlborough Merlot 2006 has plum, bery and mushroom aromas and flavours. It's smooth and soft, with light tannins..."
Graeme Barrow, Wanganui Chronicle, 30 June 2007