Sydney International Wine Competition has announced their winners and Saint Clair Family Estate has won a grand total of 10 Gold Medals.
Blue Gold and Top 100 – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Chardonnay 2016
Blue Gold and Top 100 – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 15 Strip Block Pinot Noir 2016
Blue Gold and Top 100 – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 23 Master Block Pinot Noir 2016
Blue Gold and Top 100 – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Blue Gold – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctor’s Creek Pinot Noir 2016
Blue Gold – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2015
Blue Gold – Saint Clair Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Blue Gold – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Blue Gold – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 9 Big John Riesling 2016
Gold – Saint Clair The Honourable Dillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The Sydney International Wine Competition is unique as it is food-oriented. In its 24th year, the wine show only accepts 2,000 entries. This is to ensure their judges have time to properly and fully judge and select the award winners via a three-phase blind tasting judging system. In the third phase the finalists are then judged beside food dishes of similar palate weight.
Saint Clair Family Estate is traditionally recognised for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir but as seen in this impressive line-up of awards, along with consistent achievements in other international wine shows, there is a broad range of varietals achieving top quality recognition.
Managing Director and owner Neal Ibbotson comments “This ongoing and consistent award success is attributed to a team effort with uncompromising focus on quality at each stage of the winemaking process from the vineyard through to the finished wine.”
The family owned Marlborough wine company is proud of this consistent and ongoing success which continues to further cement their reputation as a leading New Zealand wine producer.
After recently winning the trophy for Winery of the Year with Winestate (as well as Winemaker of the Year – Hamish Clark), this is an incredible achievement and additional quality endorsement for Saint Clair.