Dear Wine Lover,
This newsletter introduces recent changes to two of our longest
established brands, Stables and Glazebrook. In keeping with
the modern wine market we have further developed the story
and presentation of Stables and Glazebrook. They are now standing
as brands in their own right rather than sub-brands in the
A sense of history hangs in the rafters of the
The Stables, which were built over 115 years ago, are
the heart of the Ngatarawa winery in Hawke's Bay.
The new look label is strongly connected to our home
at Ngatarawa. The stables building is represented in
a modern minimalist line drawing and our rich racing
heritage is acknowledged with the gold foil horses head
logo. The Corban family winemaking heritage is referenced
by the proprietors / winemakers mark of Alwyn and Brian
Corban on the back label.
The Stables range is distinctively New Zealand with
fruit driven varietals in their softer easier drinking
We trust you will warm to the new Stables personality
and sense of fun. The Stables range is broadly distributed
and is widely available in retail shops.
The Glazebrook brand is named after the Glazebrook family, one
of the pioneering farming families of Hawkes Bay. Always innovative,
their founding partnership in Ngatarawa was instrumental in
the free draining land west of Hastings being developed into
vineyards. The Glazebrook brand is built on this heritage of
getting the best from the land.
Great wines speak of place and our Glazebrook Regional
Reserve range is all about that sense of place.
It pays tribute to the best that each wine region in
New Zealand can offer: Pinot Noir from Martinborough,
Syrah and Chardonnay from Hawke's Bay and Sauvignon
Blanc from Marlborough.
It doesn't stop there as new varieties have been introduced
to keep abreast with the diversity of styles that are
now produced in New Zealand. From the 2007 vintage we
have Pinot Gris and Viognier from Hawkes Bay joining
the Glazebrook varietal portfolio.
In recognising the importance of the wine region on wine
style and flavour, the Glazebrook label references the longtitudinal
and latitudinal coordinates of the region where the grapes
for each label were grown.
On the first weekend in February we immerse ourselves in
Harvest Hawke's Bay, our annual celebration of wine in Hawkes
Bay. We hope you will visit us during the weekend as we have
plenty on offer. Our winemaking team host Syrah and Viognier
workshops on Saturday 2nd February and on Sunday 3rd February
our family entertainment features the Topp Twins in concert
with the Kaweka's as the curtain raiser. This is a charity
performance and all income from ticket sales will be donated
to the Hawke's Bay Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness
and support in the Hawkes bay region. You can find out more
and buy tickets on our website: www.ngatarawa.co.nz