The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018 have announced their award winners and Saint Clair Family Estate is thrilled to receive the Champion Merlot Trophy for the Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2016. Sourced from Saint Clair’s Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay vineyard, this wine is filled with dense aromas, concentrated flavours and a deep rich colour.
The annual Royal Easter Show Wine Awards is New Zealand’s oldest national wine competition. The trophy winners were announced at a prestigious dinner on Saturday night at the Pullman Auckland Hotel.
Along with the trophy, Saint Clair were also thrilled to receive three prestigious gold medals. Typically recognised for its world class Sauvignon Blanc, this time the family owned Marlborough winery were awarded gold for Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
The following wines achieved gold medal status;
GOLD – Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2016
GOLD – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2016
GOLD – Saint Clair Marlborough Premium Pinot Noir 2016
Managing Director Neal Ibbotson comments; “we value every award that we receive, particularly from well recognised wine shows such as this. While we strive to be the best that we can be, it is great to see the hard work and dedication from the team acknowledged with award success. This is particularly rewarding when it is across a range of price points and varietals. We will continue to work as a team to provide quality at every level.”
Saint Clair Family Estate a proud of their ongoing recognition across wine shows around the globe. These awards acknowledge and reflect the hard work and commitment of the team involved from the vineyard to the bottle.