Established in 1994 in the heart of the internationally renowned Marlborough region, Whitehaven is the realisation of the White family’s vision to create a respected and critically acclaimed winery. Sailing the Pacific, they set a new course for the Marlborough Sounds, dropped anchor and launched a wine label – Whitehaven.
With vineyards in all three of Marlborough’s sub-regions Whitehaven takes advantage of sub-regional diversity and Marlborough’s exceptional terroir, combined with contemporary winemaking and traditional craftsmanship, to create a diverse range of award winning wines.
Owner Sue White and top winemaker, Sam Smail, are focused on producing elegant, varietal wines. This Pinot Noir is a wonderful example with its captivating plum fruit and cherry aromas as well as toast and sweet spice from 11 months in French oak. On the palate, it has a finely balanced, elegant structure and supple, silky tannins.