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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

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Awards

  • Trophy Champion Sauvignon Blanc: Christchurch Casino Sauvignon Blanc Charity Award 2009
  • Trophy Champion White Wine: India Wine Challenge 2010
  • Gold: Christchurch Casino Sauvignon Blanc Charity Award 2009
  • Gold: India Wine Challenge 2010
  • Gold: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2010
  • 5 Stars – Top in Category: Winestate Magazine Special Edition 2009
  • 90 points: Wine & Spirits Magazine USA - Issue Feb 2011

Accolades

Offers what folks have begun to identify as pretty standard Marlborough Sauvignon, combining a struck-flint character upfront with grassy notes, melon and fig fruit and followed by a citrusy finish. Seems a touch soft; drink now. —J.C. Wine Enthusiast (Sept Issue 2010)
J.C.