Saint Clair Family Estate

Saint Clair is one of New Zealand’s leading wine companies with an exceptional quality record.

About the winery
Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994. The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property, first settled by the Sinclair family. Pioneer James Sinclair built one of the first homes in Blenheim and was closely associated with the early development of the town. Over time the name of the property reverted to the original Saint Clair. The company’s mission is to create world-class wines that exceed their customers’ every expectation. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise plus Marlborough’s mix of climate and soils with the talent of one of New Zealand’s leading winemaking teams.

Learn more about Saint Clair Family Estate and their facilities at:

http://www.saintclair.co.nz/

Location

Marlborough

Opening Hours
Monday: 11:00 - 16:00Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:00Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:00Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00Friday: 11:00 - 16:00Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
No
Restaurant
Yes - see more
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Marlborough
Country
New Zealand
Organic
No
Wines produced
Saint Clair Reserve, Saint Clair Pioneer Block, Saint Clair Origin
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, ViognierMalbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
History & Geography
Saint Clair Family Estate was founded by Neal and Judy Ibbotson who are the directors of the winery with more than 30 years viticulture knowledge of the Marlborough region. The company is a family business with the next generation also involved. Son Tony is responsible for the design of all Saint Clair’s packaging, promotional material and advertising. He owns a design consultancy business, the Creative Method, in Sydney. Tony designed the original Saint Clair labels back in 1994 when he was a student. He has been refining and expanding the range of Saint Clair labels ever since. Daughters Sarina and Julie both work within the business in sales and marketing after studying wine business marketing at Adelaide.
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