Corbans Wines

Corban’s pioneering winemaking heritage in New Zealand dates back to 1912, when Corban’s founder, Assid Corban, paid £320 pounds for four hectares of land in Henderson, at the base of Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges.

Born into a family of Lebanese stonemasons and winemakers, Assid Corban and his young family planted their newly acquired land in grapevines. Initially selling their wine from a truck that travelled the country, the Corban’s family established their winery as one of New Zealand’s finest.

Corban’s holds a special place in New Zealand winemaking history and has long been recognised for its contribution to the development of modern viticulture and winemaking practices in New Zealand. Key milestones which have confirmed Corban’s at the forefront of the industry time and again include the first plantings of Chardonnay and the introduction of temperature-controlled fermentation in winemaking.

Trusted by New Zealand consumers for over 110 years, Corban’s wines continues to be committed to crafting outstanding varietal wines, using modern technology as well as time-honoured winemaking principles.

Wine Awards

  • Corbans Cottage Block Chardonnay 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Syrah 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Corbans Private Bin Hawkes Bay Gewürztraminer 2004 (Champion Gewürztraminer) (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Hawke's Bay Syrah 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Corbans Private Bin Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Corbans Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2002 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • CORBANS PRIVATE BIN HAWKES BAY PINOT GRIS 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2008, Award Winning Wines)
  • CORBANS PRIVATE BIN HAWKES BAY SYRAH 2005 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2008, Award Winning Wines)
  • Corbans Private Bin Hawkes Bay Syrah 2005 TROPHY (Sydney International Wine Competition 2009, Award Winning Wines)
  • Corbans Private Bin Hawke's Bay Gewürztraminer 2004 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Corbans Private Bin Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2006 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Hawke's Bay Syrah 2007 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Corbans Private Bin Hawkes Bay Gewurztraminer 2008 [TROPHY] (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Corbans Cottage Block Cut Cane Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Corbans Homestead Riesling 2012, Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Corbans Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Pure Elite Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)

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