Whitehaven Philosophy

philosophy

Marlborough is the heartland of New Zealand winemaking and is widely recognised as one of the world’s iconic grape growing regions.  With long sunshine hours and a relatively cool climate, Marlborough grapes enjoy the advantage of a long, slow ripening period, which intensifies flavours and gives Marlborough wines their unique character.

WHITEHAVEN’S winemaking philosophy is centred on the pursuit of quality without compromise.  Chief winemaker Sam Smail leads a talented winemaking team totally committed to this philosophy.  Using New World techniques and Old World craftsmanship, Sam and his team are focused on a portfolio of varietal wines that deliver an enviable mix of quality, intensity and consistency, all with an elegant edge. 

Quality without Compromise
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