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"Saint Clair not only won the prize for Wine Company of the Year for best overall performance in the tastings, but its chief winemaker Matt Thomson was named Winemaker of the Year for the second time in three years."
Peter Simic Winestate Press Release

Awards & Accolades

Pioneer Block 4 Sawcut Pinot Noir 2007

Awards

  • Bronze: International Wine Challenge 2009 - UK
  • Bronze: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2009 - NZ
  • 4 Stars: Winestate Magazine, July/August 2008
  • 91 points: "Year's Best" Wine & Spirits 02/09 USA

Accolades

"From the Ure Valley, well south of the Awatere Valley, this deeply coloured red is very fresh and vibrant, with strong cherry, plum and herb flavours, lively and supple. Elegant, with a distinctly cool-climate feel, it's the best red yet under this label."
Michael Cooper's Best of 2008 Releases, Winestate Annual Edition, 2009


"Halfway between Kaikaura and Blenheim lies the limestone-rich Ure Valley from which Saint Clair have been sourcing pinot noir, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc from one of the Marlborough sub-region's two vineyards. This silky, tangy specimen is its most expressive pinot to date, with cherry fruit and delicate notes of potpourri-like rose petal and spice over a minerally core."
The New Zealand Herald, 8 April 2009