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Corbans

The winery is headquartered in Auckland (North Island) in New Zealand was founded by Lebanese immigrant former stonemason Assid Abraham Corban (died 1941). This had tried for ten years in various jobs. In 1902, he purchased four hundred acres of land in the Henderson area and planted vines. This became his fate, because he showed himself to be a true natural in viticulture. The company grew over the years by buying more wineries. The Corban group was first acquired by a brewery multi, in 2000 by the Australian wine giant Montana bought, this 2001 from the British multi Allied Domecq taken over and this finally in 2005 by the French Multi Pernod Ricard Bought.

The vineyards cover 220 hectares of vineyards. They are planted with over 20 different varieties, the most important are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Shiraz. There are four large wineries in the cities of Auckland, Blenheim, Gisborne and Napier. Bulk varieties are purchased from contract growers, from which large quantities Bag-in-Box Wines (Tütenwein) are generated. The wines are marketed under numerous brand names. Under the label "Corbans" wines are marketed in the four lines White Label, Homestead, Private Bin and Cottage Block.

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