The 2018 China Wine and Spirits Awards (CWSA), the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China, has awarded Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017 the trophy for the Marlborough Wine of the Year.

Saint Clair also achieved gold medals for:

  • Double Gold Medal – Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Gold Medal – Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 2016
  • Gold Medal – Saint Clair Premium Pinot Noir 2016
  • Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2017

The event was judged by one hundred top drinks buyers in the region including importers, distributors, retailers, restaurant group owners and sommeliers, collectively blind tasting wines and spirits from 55 different countries. These highly experienced and specialised hand-selected judges are aware of the specific and unique tastes of Chinese consumers and therefore have a thorough understanding of the Chinese market, making the CSWS unique and different from most other wine competitions.

It is no secret that the Chinese wine and spirits market is growing and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Saint Clair Family Estate export to 70 markets throughout the world with China being a market with further potential. Winning prestigious awards such as this cements Saint Clair’s award-winning reputation and assists with growth in sales in a highly competitive market.