Life times told in wine

Wine is often referred to as a passion that lasts a lifetime. For us it’s a continuum. As third and fourth generation winemakers we are proudly following in the footsteps of our fathers, grandfather and great-grandfather before us. It’s both an acknowledgement of the past and an open invitation to future generations of family winemakers.

Alwyn Corban

Alwyn was a founding partner of Ngatarawa Wines with the Glazebrook family in 1981. He is a fourth generation New Zealand winemaker. Prior to 1981, Alwyn studied for his masterate at Davis University in California before working as winemaker for McWilliams Wines in Hawke's Bay. Alwyn has served as a director on the Wine Institute of New Zealand and as chairman of Hawke's Bay Vintners. He is a current director of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers.

Alwyn was a founding partner of Ngatarawa Wines with the Glazebrook family in 1981. He is a fourth generation New Zealand winemaker. Prior to 1981, Alwyn studied for his masterate at Davis University in California before working as winemaker for McWilliams Wines in Hawke's Bay. Alwyn has served as a director on the Wine Institute of New Zealand and as chairman of Hawke's Bay Vintners. He is a current director of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers.

Brian Corban

Brian has broad commercial and governance experience gained from his roles as Chairman or Director on boards of a wide range of companies and community organisations. Brian’s background in law and long involvement in the wine industry has enabled him to balance the sensitive nature of the business/political interface and work successfully with numerous local and central government politicians and business leaders. Brian has been a Director and Shareholder in Ngatarawa since 1987 and Chairman of Ngatarawa since 1998.

Brian has broad commercial and governance experience gained from his roles as Chairman or Director on boards of a wide range of companies and community organisations. Brian’s background in law and long involvement in the wine industry has enabled him to balance the sensitive nature of the business/political interface and work successfully with numerous local and central government politicians and business leaders. Brian has been a Director and Shareholder in Ngatarawa since 1987 and Chairman of Ngatarawa since 1998.

Peter Gough

Peter joined Ngatarawa in 1993 after completing his post-graduate diploma at Roseworthy College in Australia. Prior to this he was managing partner of a 12 hectare vineyard in Hawke’s Bay. Peter has been actively involved in Hawke’s Bay grapegrower bodies

Contact Peter for grapegrowing, winemaking and production enquries: peter@ngatarawa.co.nz

Peter joined Ngatarawa in 1993 after completing his post-graduate diploma at Roseworthy College in Australia. Prior to this he was managing partner of a 12 hectare vineyard in Hawke’s Bay. Peter has been actively involved in Hawke’s Bay grapegrower bodies

Contact Peter for grapegrowing, winemaking and production enquries: peter@ngatarawa.co.nz

Damian Sweetapple

Damian leads our highly skilled and talented team of sales professionals across the New Zealand market. His extensive career in sales and management, including more than 20 years of combined industry experience, make him one of the top operators in the business.

Damian leads our highly skilled and talented team of sales professionals across the New Zealand market. His extensive career in sales and management, including more than 20 years of combined industry experience, make him one of the top operators in the business.

John Mackinder

John has been active in the New Zealand wine industry for more than 30 years with much of this time focussed on brand and export market development. For the last 10 years he has provided strategic marketing and business development services to Ngatarawa.

John has been active in the New Zealand wine industry for more than 30 years with much of this time focussed on brand and export market development. For the last 10 years he has provided strategic marketing and business development services to Ngatarawa.

Alice Wong

In 2007 Alice introduced Ngatarawa to China and since then has been actively involved with the development of Ngatarawa Wines in China. Alice is based in Auckland and makes regular visits to China. Alice has had extensive business experience in New Zealand and trade between New Zealand and China.

In 2007 Alice introduced Ngatarawa to China and since then has been actively involved with the development of Ngatarawa Wines in China. Alice is based in Auckland and makes regular visits to China. Alice has had extensive business experience in New Zealand and trade between New Zealand and China.