The Winestate official awards presentation was held in Queenstown yesterday and family owned Marlborough winery Saint Clair was awarded the New Zealand Winery of the Year trophy, as well as Winemaker of the Year trophy (Hamish Clark). This is the fourth time that Saint Clair have been awarded the New Zealand Winery of the Year trophy with Winestate (2017, 2014, 2011, 2010) and the third year Hamish has won Winemaker of the Year (2017, 2014, 2012).

“It was a thrill to be at the prestigious awards presentation where we were awarded these two trophies,” said Clark. “We have a great team of people with an open-minded philosophy towards quality from the vineyards, to the wine, to the markets. I was honoured to accept the awards on the behalf of the team.”

Another trophy for Saint Clair, was announced earlier this week at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show for the Pioneer Block 5 Gruner Veltliner 2015 – Best New Zealand Wine of the Show.