Family winemakers since 1902

Ngatarawa continues over 110 years of Corban family winemaking in New Zealand. We are vignerons, winemakers, proprietors and custodians an enduring vision – to make wines that reflect both the unique personality of place and the people who make it.

1902

Assid Abraham Corban founded Corban’s Wines in the rugged gumlands of Henderson, West Auckland.

1922

AA Corban exhibiting table wine at the Royal Easter Show in Auckland.

1934

Wadier, Zarefy and Annisie selling wine in Taranaki

1952

Annis Corban samples wine made by his son Alex Corban upon his graduation from Roseworthy College, South Australia.

1971

Wadier and Khaleil Corban at the planting of new company vineyards in Gisborne.

1978

Najib Corban on his last working day at Corban’s Vineyards after a 65-year working life.

1981

Alwyn Corban founds Ngatarawa wines continuing the family lineage as a fourth generation New Zealand winemaker.

2002

Brian, Najib and Joe Corban at the planting of the Centennial Vineyard at Ngarawara to celebrate 100 years of family winemaking on New Zealand.

2010

Three generations of the Corban family celebrate winning a gold trophy at the London Wine Awards.

2015

Brian and Alwyn Corban launch the Ngatarawa Proprietors Reserve range celebrating classic Hawkes Bay varietals.