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Saint Clair ranked internationally as New Zealand’s top winery
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Saint Clair has consolidated its rising reputation as New Zealand’s premier winery by topping the list of the New Zealand wine producers in the list of the world’s best 100 wineries.
The prestigious list, compiled by the World Association Wine and Spirit Writers and Journalists, placed Saint Clair at an astonishing number 62 internationally, extraordinary status for the New Zealand winery.
This ranking is especially impressive considering it was the only New Zealand winery mentioned in the top 100.
Saint Clair has long been regarded as producing some of New Zealand’s finest wines and this latest recognition supports previous top International accolades including the trophy to Saint Clair/Matt Thomson for White Winemaker of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge, September 2008 and the coveted trophy for Best New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2005.
This latest ranking, based on results from across 150 international competitions, is indicative not only of Saint Clair’s consistency in winning awards on a worldwide stage but also the viticulture expertise of the Saint Clair winemaking team. It is this exceptional skill and the adherence to a philosophy of providing premium quality wine at a range of price points, which has seen the winery achieve such sensational success since its inception in 1994.
Despite Saint Clair’s remarkable record, owner and viticulture pioneer Neal Ibbotson remains humble in the face of his latest, and perhaps greatest, success. “We are all simply delighted with this accolade – it is truly a testament to the continued commitment to quality and enduring dedication of our wonderful winemaking team. We could not do it without them!” Ibbotson said.