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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
The single vineyard ‘Pioneer Block’ wines of Saint Clair require separate handling, the winery using 250 small tanks to manage this. The amount of detail for winemakers Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark and their team is considerable, but the result is a fascinating range of wines that express their origin and site. In essence Saint Clair is bottling ‘terroir’ for keen wine enthusiasts to ponder and enjoy. The quality per se of the ‘Pioneer Block’ wines has been extremely high as well, reflecting the identification of superior as well as individual vineyards by Saint Clair’s owner Neal Ibbotson.
Raymond Chan www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz

Major Awards

PIONEER BLOCK 15 STRIP BLOCK PINOT NOIR GOLDS

Pioneer Block 15 Strip Block Pinot Noir 2012

  • Gold: San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014