As one of Marlborough’s longest established wineries, Whitehaven Wine Company celebrates Christmas and the export of its one millionth case of wine to the USA with a big Christmas gift for Marlborough – a 10 year sponsorship package for the new ASB Civic Theatre in Blenheim.

Long time supporter of theatre events in Marlborough, managing director, Sue White has pledged sponsorship of the function room in the new theatre overlooking the Taylor River. It will be named 'The Whitehaven Wine Room'.  The main theatre will hold more than 700 people and an additional theatre will seat over 200.

“We’re proudly Marlborough – we use only Marlborough grapes and we process everything here in Marlborough – and we value the fact that we can market our wines as genuinely Marlborough. That authenticity is vital to us and I am pleased to be able to give something back to this region for the privilege of being able to use Marlborough’s great attributes in marketing our wine in the United States,” said Sue in her media statement, extracts of which appear in Stuff on Saturday, 18 December 2015