Family tradition is alive and well at Hawke’s Bay’s Ngatarawa winery.
Issue 3916 28th May 2015
The Corban family, originally of Lebanon, have made wine in New Zealand since 1902. The Corbans brand is now controlled by Lion, but the family tradition flourishes at the Ngatarawa winery in Hawke’s Bay, where Alwyn and Brian Corban produce superb chardonnay, merlot, syrah and honey-sweet dessert wine. Growing up in Henderson, West Auckland, Alwyn was occasionally given wine by his father, prominent winemaker Alex Corban (who died last September, aged 89). “It was always table wine and watered down. Dad stressed that we should always be looking to the future, value education, pay attention …
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