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So far, the 2011s show plenty of promise and some pretty terrific wines and values. At the top of the list, not surprisingly, is Saint Clair. Saint Clair winemaker Matt Thomson is passionate about Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and he's exploring the region in depth with the Pioneer Block series, which focuses on select parcels and vineyard sites. I like those wines very much but the reserve bottling is truly the standout - aromatic and elegant, and wonderfully delicious.
MaryAnn Worobiec Wine Spectator

Major Awards


Pioneer Block 6 'Oh' Block Sauvignon Blanc 2008

  • Gold: First Taste Sauvignon Blanc Awards 2008
  • Gold: International Wines & Spirits Competition 2008
  • Gold: Liquorland Top 100, 2008
  • Gold: Bragato Wine Awards 2008
  • Gold: NZ International Wine Show 2008