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Saint Clair Family Estate Achieve Success at Australia Wine Show of the Year

01-Dec-14

Family owned Marlborough winery, Saint Clair Estate, has achieved remarkable recognition with the announcement of four trophies at the Sydney International Wine Competition.

Family owned Marlborough winery, Saint Clair Estate, has achieved remarkable recognition with the announcement of four trophies at the Sydney International Wine Competition.
 
The prestigious wine show assessed wines for quality from more than 2,000 entries. Fourteen international and Australian judges noted particular quality in 280 wines awarding them Top 100, Blue Gold and Gold accolades. Saint Clair Family Estate was included in this line-up of successful entrants with eight different wines across a range of varietals and price points. 
 
The four trophies were awarded for the following;
TROPHY – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3, 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Competition
TROPHY – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Syrah 2013 – Non-Australian Wine of Outstanding Quality
TROPHY – Saint Clair Awatere Valley Reserve Noble Riesling 2013 – Best Dessert Wine (Unfortified) of the Competition
TROPHY – Saint Clair Family Estate – The Wine Society (Australia) Perpetual trophy for the Most Successful Winery of Competition (Joint winners with Cellar masters – South Australia)
 
This is a unique wine show which judges the top wines with food, as this is the most likely way they will be consumed in the market. The competition was dominated by Australia and New Zealand wines but also judged were wines from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, USA, China and Thailand making it a true international wine show.
 
Neal Ibbotson Saint Clair Managing Director comments; “after returning from the Air New Zealand Wine Awards last weekend with trophies for both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, the additional variety trophies here, including Syrah and Riesling, comes as a complete thrill, illustrating we can produce quality wine across a range of styles and varietals. Being awarded the Most Successful Winery of the Competition trophy, for the consecutive year, is attributable to the huge emphasis on quality that our team has across all aspects of our wine business.”
 
Notes;
The following Saint Clair wines achieved Top 100, Blue Gold and Gold accolades;
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – Top 100 Blue Gold
Saint Clair Awatere Valley Reserve Noble Riesling 2013 – Top 100 Blue Gold 
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Shiraz 2013 – Top 100 Blue Gold
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Cell Block Chardonnay 2013 – Top 100 Blue Gold
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 – Blue Gold
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Pinot Noir 2013 – Blue Gold
Saint Clair Marlborough Premium Chardonnay 2013 – Gold
Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Noble Riesling 2013 – Gold