Established in 1994 by Sue and Greg White and winemaker Simon Waghorn, Whitehaven Wine Company is a small, family-owned winery with big aspirations. Sourcing fruit from its own estates and from 12 joint venture or contract growers across Marlborough's Wairau and Awatere valleys, Whitehaven quickly established a reputation for producing quality wines. From modest beginnings, the Company now exports wine, through exclusive agents, to Australia, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States.
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A classic regional style - the palate is full and vibrant. Fresh nettle, gooseberry & tropical-fruit flavours abound and linger on the long, clean acid finish. more
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Mid-straw with a bright clarity. Lifted and pure aromas of elderflower, red capsicum and fresh gooseberries. Grapefruit, crushed herbs and jalapeno notes add intrigue and pungency. The palate has freshness and clean fruit purity with a finely balanced, clean acidity. It shows vibrant varietal... more
The 2011 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc embodies the quintessential Marlborough style - full-flavored and medium-bodied with fragrant notes of peach, gooseberry and ripe tropical fruit, followed by freshly cut herb undertones. Showcasing a brilliant straw color, this elegant wine refreshes the palate... more
The Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2010 embodies the quintessential Marlborough style: Full-flavored and medium -bodied with fragrant notes of citrus, gooseberry and ripe tropical fruit followed by freshly cut herb undertones. A brilliant straw color, this rich and elegant wine refreshes the palate... more
A full flavored, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of archetypal currant and gooseberry flavors, that linger on the dry, clean finish. more
Deep ruby red color with bright clarity. Bright ripe cherry and plum fruit aromas, underlined with gamey, spicy oak and attractive savory tones. This wine has a supple, silky texture, gently supporting an array of red fruits and secondary game flavors. Well integrated oak provides savory and spicy... more
Mid straw, with lemon tones. Vibrant currant-leaf, citrus and gooseberry aromas, with freshly cut herb undertones. A full flavored, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of archetypal currant and gooseberry flavors, that linger on the dry, clean finish.
Summer salads, poultry and shellfish, such... more
Color: Mid straw, with lemon tones.
Aroma: Vibrant currant-leaf, citrus and gooseberry aromas, with freshly cut herb undertones.
Palate: A full flavored, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of archetypal currant and gooseberry flavors, that linger on the dry, clean finish.
Food pairings:... more
The Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is a full-flavored medium bodied wine with vibrant currant-leaf and gooseberry aromas, some herbaceous nuances, and a hint of ripe citrus. A pale straw-colored wine with lemon-lime tones, this wine refreshes the palate with a crisp, clean, lingering finish. We... more
Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005 displays vibrant dark red and purple colors. While oak is evident on the nose it is well integrated with lifted fruits. These are dominated by plums and dark cherries overlaid with violets. The palate is packed full of dark fruit with soft tannins and well... more
Pale straw in color, with lemon-lime tones. White currants, gooseberries, some minerally herbal notes and a whiff of honeysuckle. Full flavored, fuller bodied wine, with easy drinking appeal and an abundance of currant and gooseberry flavour. The clean acid and mineral texture of Awatere valley... more