In 1994 Whitehaven was one of Marlborough’s first pioneering wine businesses, with a small team sharing an ambitious vision to produce outstanding, award-winning Marlborough wines. 25 years and while the business has grown the family values and unwavering focus on quality have not changed. During the 1990s, Greg and Sue White decided to make the radical lifestyle change that so many dream of and so few actually implement. So in 1994 they founded Whitehaven – named after the importance of family, and commemorating the calm harbor they had found while anchored in Marlborough. Today Whitehaven remains proudly family owned.
Focused on the philosophy of pursuing quality without compromise, their winemaking team has a singular vision of consistently creating premium wines from 100% Marlborough fruit, in the classic Marlborough style. This principle underpins their entire winemaking cycle from the vineyard to the bottle.
Whitehaven is a member of Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW), an incorporated society with the goal of protecting the integrity and authenticity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.