Family winemakers since 1902

Ngatarawa continues over 110 years of Corban family winemaking in New Zealand. We are vignerons, winemakers, proprietors and custodians of 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 showcasing his table wines.

1931

David, Assid, Alex, Mary and Noura Corban at vintage.

1934

Khaleel, Zarefy and Annisie selling wine in Taranaki

1970

Annis Corban samples wine made by his son Alex Corban, the first New Zealand winemaker to graduate from Roseworthy College, South Australia.

1971

Wadier and Khaleel Corban at the at 1971 Annual Viticulture Field Day.

1978

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

1998

Brian Corban becomes chairman and co-owner of Ngatarawa.

2001

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

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.

2005

Peter Gough and Alwyn Corban inspect the vines at Ngatarawa in Hawkes Bay.

2015

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