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“Saint Clair Estate is a famous over-performing family owned company that gives the big internationally owned companies a run for their money at wine shows.”
Claudine Earley Capital Times, Wellington NZ

Awards & Accolades

Pioneer Block 19 Bird Block Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Awards

  • Champion Sauvignon Blanc and New Zealand Wine Cellars Spence Brothers Trophy: Bragato Wine Awards 2009
  • Gold: Liquorland International Wine Competition 2010 NZ
  • Elite Gold: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009
  • Gold: NZ International Wine Show 2009
  • Silver: Bragato Wine Awards
  • 90 points: Wine & Spirits Magazine USA - Issue Feb 2011
  • 3 ½ Stars: Winestate Magazine Special Edition 2009

Accolades

Starts off with some slightly fumé-like aromas, but soon settles down to an easy mix of celery and tomato leaf and ripe stone fruit. It’s plump and even a bit oily in texture, with a long, clinging finish of honey and green leafiness. —J.C. Wine Enthusiast (Sept Issue 2010).
J.C.