HISTORY AND COMPANY
The Saint Clair winery was born in 1978, when New Zealand and the wine area of the Marlborough were unknown to most. Neal and Judy Ibbotson decided to plant the first Sauvignon vineyards, convinced that this prestigious vine could produce great results in the New Zealand terroir. Today the situation has definitely changed: New Zealand is considered one of the most suitable regions in the world for the production of Sauvignon and the Marlborough area represents a real guarantee for lovers of quality wine. Saint Clair produces its wines at the northern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, where the vineyards are protected from the mountains on both sides and the sun warms the berries for many hours a day. For this reason the grape maintains a perfect relationship between sugars and acids, developing unique and well representative aromas of the terroir. It is no coincidence that Decanter chose Saint Clair's Sauvignon as the best Sauvignon in the world for two years. Despite the great worldwide success, Saint Clair remains a family-run winery, always guided with the same passion of Neal and Judy. If you want to experience Sauvignon of great elegance, capable of telling the soul of a distant land, surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Saint Clair is the best choice. A winery that has made the history of New Zealand and brought the world excellence of wine towards the South, towards the Southern Hemisphere and the marvelous vineyards of Marlborough.