A TASTE OF PLACE
Real food, real wine, real people
Farmgate Wines are a celebration – of people, of the foods they produce and of the region they call home, Hawke’s Bay.
Farmgate is about a community– a community shaped by geography but made from people.
That they come from Ngatarawa Wines and the Corban family is no surprise. Founder Alwyn Corban and his cousin Brian, company chairman, have always had a profound sense of heritage. They are, after all, the fourth and third generation of New Zealand’s first family of wine, carrying on the legacy of Assid Abraham Corban, who brought a 300-year-old tradition of winemaking to New Zealand when he migrated here from Lebanon.
The new venture came to fruition in early-2008. “Farmgate is about a community– a community shaped by geography but made from people“ , Alwyn says “Farmgate Wines celebrate the unique flavours of Hawke’s Bay, with each wine dedicated to a local artisan food producer, the wine style matching the food they produce".