Whitehaven Wines

Whitehaven's vision is to create premium wines from 100% Marlborough fruit and in the classic Marlborough style.

About the winery
Whitehaven is a family owned and operated company, with wines available worldwide. The company’s winemaking philosophy is centered on the pursuit of quality without compromise, with a singular vision of consistently creating premium wines from 100% Marlborough fruit and in the classic Marlborough style. With vineyards in all three of Marlborough’s sub-regions our winemakers can take advantage of sub-regional diversity and Marlborough’s exceptional terroir. Our Cellar Door at the Vines Village in Rapaura gives visitors to Marlborough an opportunity to experience Whitehaven’s wines and philosophies.

Learn more about Whitehaven Wines and their facilities at:

http://www.whitehaven.co.nz

Location

Marlborough

Opening Hours
Monday: 11:00 - 16:30Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:30Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:30Thursday: 11:00 - 16:30Friday: 11:00 - 16:30Saturday: 11:00 - 16:30Sunday: 11:00 - 16:30
Summer Hours
Monday: 11:00 - 16:30Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:30Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:30Thursday: 11:00 - 16:30Friday: 11:00 - 16:30Saturday: 11:00 - 16:30Sunday: 11:00 - 16:30
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
No
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Marlborough
Country
New Zealand
Organic
No
Wines produced
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Noble Riesling
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancPinot Noir
History & Geography
During the 1990’s Greg and Sue White decided to make the sort of radical lifestyle change that many dream of, and so few actually put into practice. Shedding their corporate business suits the pair set sail on a 48-foot yacht named Chanticleer. Their daughter Samantha would spend the first six months of her life on board the yacht. Sheltering from the Pacific hurricane season Greg, Sue and Samantha ended up in the beautiful waters of the Marlborough Sounds. Inspired by the beauty of the region, the couple decided a Marlborough winery was the sort of project to see them return to dry land. So, in 1994 they established Whitehaven – named for the importance of family, and memorialising the calm port ‘haven’ they’d found while anchoring in Marlborough. The distinctive anchor insignia seen on the Whitehaven label forever connects Whitehaven to its nautical beginnings and is a marque of the wine label’s quality, consistency and integrity. Today Whitehaven remains proudly family owned.
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