Our Story

We are vignerons, winemakers and custodians of an enduring vision – to make great wines that reflect the unique personality of where they are grown.

1981

Ngatarawa Wines lies ‘between the ridges’ at Bridge Pa, Hawkes Bay.

1981

First Ngatarawa vineyard planted.

1981

Work begins on restoration of historic racing stables.

1986

First export sales of Ngatarawa wines – to United Kingdom and Australia.

1997

Founders Alwyn Corban and Garry Glazebrook.

1991

Ngatarawa wines recognised internationally by Oz Clarke in his New Classic Wines.

1999

Alwyn and Brian Corban become the sole shareholders in Ngatarawa.

1999

Ngatarawa wins Sydney Top 100 Trophy for Glazebrook 1998 Hawkes Bay Merlot.

2009

Farmgate Noble Harvest Riesling 2008 awarded Air New Zealand Sweet Wine Trophy.

2010

Alwyn Merlot Cabernet 2007 wins Gold at Decanter World Wine Awards

2010

Alwyn Chardonnay 2007 wins International Wine Challenge Trophy for Best NZ White Wine in London.

2012

Alwyn Chardonnay takes out the Trophy for Best New Zealand White Wine for the second time at the London International Wine Challenge. Vintage 2010.

2016

New Stables packaging design introduced.

2017

A new era begins as Mission Estate become the new guardians of the Ngatarawa brands.