MEDIA RELEASE 8th March 2020
Royal Easter Wine Show Awards Trophy for Saint Clair Family Estate
Saint Clair Family Estate are thrilled to announce a major win at the Royal Easter Wine Show 2020 with the Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2019 being awarded the Guala Closures Award for the Champion Sauvignon Blanc.
The Royal Easter Wine Show has been running for an astounding 67 years, making it New Zealand’s oldest wine competition and ensuring it now has developed a solid reputation as being a leading New Zealand wine show.
The trophy was announced at a prestigious wine dinner held in Auckland on Saturday night celebrating the excellence achieved by New Zealand wines.
The following wines were awarded gold medal status;
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Cell Block Chardonnay 2018
Neal Ibbotson, Managing Director comments; “the Saint Clair team have an absolute focus on quality across all facets of the business. The quality fruit from the vineyard is an essential part of the process and we are seeing the result of this through the consistent achievements in wine awards all over the world. This would not be possible without the dedicated team approach along with open-minded viticulture and a team of highly skilled personnel.”
The team are excited to be welcoming the harvest of 2020 with the first fruit already off the vine and at the winery. With Marlborough’s typical high sunshine hours throughout the growing season, we expect the 2020 vintage wines to continue to be of the highest quality standard Saint Clair is renowned for.
It is the commitment and dedicated efforts of the entire Saint Clair team that enable Saint Clair to produce wines of exceptional quality. Something which the family owned Marlborough winery are incredibly proud of.
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For more information please contact:
Saint Clair Family Estate
03 578 8695