Saint Clair Family Estate was established by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Saint Clair is one of New Zealand’s leading wine companies with an exceptional quality record.

New Zealand Wine of the Year Trophy for Saint Clair Family Estate

MEDIA RELEASE                                                              Wednesday 6th November 2019 Saint Clair are pleased to announce another extraordinary trophy win for Saint Clair Family

Saint Clair Succeeds with Further Trophy Wins

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                  29th October 2019 The New Zealand International Wine Show (NZIWS) is the largest wine competition held in

Double Trophy Announcement for Saint Clair Family Estate

Saint Clair are pleased to announce two trophies awarded at two prestigious international wine awards. The Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards

  • With intense tropical and blackcurrant aromas and a rich, salty mineral palate, our Saint Clair Wairau Reserve matches perfectly with freshly shucked oysters or delicious mussels from the Marlborough Sounds 🌊 🥂
  • We were delighted to have our Saint Clair Family Estate wines, including our flagship Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, poured at Watson’s Wine Grand Tasting 2019 in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 🍷 Held every two years since 2009, Watson’s Wine Week saw over 1500 guests attend all the activities this year.
  • Want to get the most out of your wine? Sniff before you sip says Saint Clair Family Estate Senior Winemaker Kyle Thompson 🍷 Kyle heads up our Palate Education Programme at Saint Clair, sharing his expertise with the whole team. Read more via the link in our bio ☝️ #saintclairwine #nzwine
  • Sunday... we're drinking Chardonnay here 🥂 #saintclairwine
  • Our Hawkes Bay vineyard continues to shine with our 2018 Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Cabernet Merlot winning the trophy for Champion Merlot, Cabernet and Blends at the prestigious NZ Wine of the Year awards 🏆

We look forward to celebrating this amazing trophy with our team at the awards dinner in Blenheim on the 16th of November 🎉 🍾🥂 #SaintClairWine #nzwineoftheyear
  • Set up and ready to pour some fabulous wines at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter at the Landmark Hotel in London. Come and say hello if you’re here over the weekend!
  • We're absolutely wrapped with our recent success at the 2019 NZ Wine of the Year Awards! 5 Gold medals awarded across a range of vintages and varieties: 🏅Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2019
🏅Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2019
🏅Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Cabernet Merlot 2018
🏅Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2019
🏅Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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  • Incredibly proud of Saint Clair Family Estate senior winemaker Hamish Clark who was awarded Winemaker of the Show at the 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show! An amazing honour for a well deserving recipient. Well done Hamish! 🙌

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