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"The ‘Pioneer Block' range arguably takes Saint Clair to greater detail and depth than any other producer with wines that express terroir."
Raymond Chan Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 18 July 2011

Awards & Accolades

Pioneer Block 4 Sawcut Chardonnay 2007

Awards

  • Gold: NZ International Wine Show 2009
  • Silver: Liquorland top 100 International Wine Show - NZ
  • Bronze: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009
  • Bronze: International Wine Challenge 2009 - UK
  • Bronze: International Wines & Spirits Competition 2008 - London
  • Bronze: Bragato Wine Awards 2008 - NZ
  • Bronze: International Chardonnay Challenge 2009 - NZ
  • Bronze: The New Zealand International Wine Show 2008 - NZ
  • 4 ½ Stars: Recent Releases Winestate Magazine - Michael Cooper 2008 - July/August
  • 4 ½ Stars: Marlborough Regional Tasting Winestate Magazine - Michael Cooper 2009 March/April 09
  • Best Buy: Gourmet Traveller - Bob Campbell M.W 2008 Aug/Sept

Accolades

"Grown in the Ure Valley, halfway between Blenheim and Kaikoura, this is a powerful (14.5% alcohol), concentrated wine wtih fresh, vibrant, peach, butterscotch and mineral characters seasoned with sweet oak. Delicious drinking through 2009."
Michael Cooper's Best of 2008 Releases, Winestate Annual Edition, 2009