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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 9 Big John Riesling 2007

Awards

  • Trophy: International Aromatic Wine Competition 2008 , Royal NZ Show
  • Gold: International Aromatic Wine Competition 2008 , Royal NZ Show
  • Blue-Gold Medal and Top 100 Wine: Sydney International Wine Competition 2008
  • Double Gold: San Francisco International Wine Competition 2009
  • Silver: Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2007
  • Silver: The New Zealand International Wine Show 2008
  • Bronze: International Aromatic Wine Competition 2007
  • 5 Stars: Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine, Australia 2008

Accolades

"From Marlborough, it is 10 per cent alcohol, medium-sweet, with balancing fresh acidity, and lime, apple and honeysuckle aromas and flavours."
Graeme Barrow, Wanganui Chronicle, 16 February 2008


"Sniffing this is like having fresh fruit salad stuffed up your nose - it is packed with sweet citrus and honeysuckle with a lipsmackingly juicy tropical flavour."
Yvonne-Marie Lorkin, Hawkes Bay Today, 16 February 2008