Saint Clair Family Estate
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.
Saint Clair has secured a position of 48 on the list of the world's best 100 wineries 2016 by the World Associate Wine and Spirit Writers and Journalists. An astonishing achievement for the family owned New Zealand winery.
Sustainability is a topic on the mind of many people of today. Saint Clair Family Estate has addressed many sustainability issues over recent years with one of the key drivers to this change being a particular individual – Tracey. Tracey is a driving force for enhancing sustainability for Saint Clair Family Estate assisting with tackling the challenge of altering people’s thinking and ultimately creating actions that will assist with ensuring our environment is sustainable. This topic is important as it is often the small changes in the way people think that lead to changes in habits. These small habitual changes… Continue reading →
Innovation reached a new level at Saint Clair Family Estate last month, when the team undertook the challenge of having a “Green Month”. Accounts assistant Tracey Gilmore took the lead, encouraging staff to try and reduce their carbon footprint, and to come up with ideas to contribute to a sustainable future. “I’m a bit of an environmentalist, and I thought we should be doing something [at Saint Clair Family Estate], there’s so much we could be doing [to help the environment],” she says. For the month of October, rubbish bins were removed from the staff room upstairs, meaning staff were… Continue reading →