Neal and Judy Ibbotson have been involved in viticulture in Marlborough since 1978 , supplying
fruit to wineries until forming the Saint Clair Estate in 1994. Saint Clair has vineyards across six different Marlborough terroirs – Rapaura, Awatere, Waihopai, Ure and Omaka Valleys plus Wairau central valley.
Marlborough – The New Zealand region that took over the wine world. Defining the way modern Sauvignon Blanc looked and allowing countless consumers to go anywhere and know they can rely on a glass of Marlborough Sauv Blanc. If you scratch the surface you’ll find a lot of really interesting people and wines.
Sauvignon Blanc – Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.