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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

Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2007


  • Trophy Best Wine in the Show: International Aromatic Wine Competition 2007
  • Gold: The New Zealand International Wine Show 2007
  • Gold: Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Competition 2007
  • Gold: Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2007
  • Trophy Best Sauvignon Blanc: International Aromatic Wine Competition 2007
  • Gold: Taste NZ Magazine, Bob Campbell MW, December 2007
  • Gold: International Aromatic Wine Competition 2007
  • Silver: Perth Royal Wine Show 2007
  • Silver: Bragato Wine Awards 2007
  • Bronze: The International Wine and Spirit Competition 2007


"Tantalising gooseberry and lime on the nose with a hint of that unique Marlborough 'sweat', it's bright, zesty and tangy to the taste with upfront citrus, tangelo peel and summer herbs then gooseberry and passionfruit on the long, focussed finish."
Kingsley and Sam, First Glass Wines and Spirits, 10 August 2007