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. The Whitehaven philosophy centres on the pursuit of quality without compromise, a principle that underpins the entire winemaking cycle - from vineyard management through to every bottle of pure Marlborough wine bearing the Whitehaven label. Whitehaven is thrilled to be the new sponsor of popular cycling event the Whitehaven GrapeRide, held every year in sunny Marlborough.
The Whitehaven GrapeRide is a fun and unique cycling event through Marlborough's best spots including the Marlborough Sounds. The GrapeRide has three routes to choose from with something for everyone: THE CLASSIC GRAPERIDE AND MAGNUM - starting and finishing at Vines Village this route takes you through the scenic Marlborough Sounds for the Classic 101km loop or the Magnum, two laps for a full 202km loop. THE TASTER - a snippet of the classic, the Taster is a 42km loop focusing on the fun. THE MOUNTAIN BIKE - your choice of either a 20km or 40km jaunt through varied features of the Wairau river bed taking in beautiful views up the Wairau valley and across the plains to the Southern Valleys.
Whitehaven views advocacy for the Marlborough region and giving back to the region as an important part of its focus on being 100% Marlborough. “Being a family owned and operated business means that creating positive impacts on our community is vitally important to us” says Whitehaven Co-founder and Managing Director Sue White, “we see the Whitehaven Grape Ride as a way to promote inclusivity of communities, sustainable choices and a focus on health and keeping active”. Join us and the GrapeRide team on 28 March 2020 for a fantastic day out, with plenty of options to get involved and be a part of the action. All at a brand new start and finish venue to boot! Register for the GrapeRide today.