A.A. Corbans Wine Exhibit, 1919, photograph by K.A. Corban, A.K. Corban Private Collection 25/3

Corbans Wines and the temperance movement

AccessibleWest Auckland

Talk: Saturday 30 September, 10.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-2.30pm
Cellar exhibition: Monday 25 September-Saturday 30 September and Monday 2 October- Saturday 7 October, 11am-3pm


Meet in the main Homestead, Corban Estate Arts Centre

2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson

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Koha (any donation)


Bookings are required for talks only. Spaces are limited to 50 per session.

Contact Fiona Drummond

027 496 8382




Event details

Sharon Alexander, a 4th generation Corban, shares the challenges that her vintner family faced during the prohibition era in the early 1900s.

Though much of west Auckland was a dry area, including the site of Corbans Winery, the family were able to produce wine but not sell or distribute on the premises. To resolve this, they built a brick depot over the railway line, only a few hundred metres away but outside the prohibited area.

The wine depot has been a loved and visible heritage landmark on Great North Road. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Corban family homestead and take a tour of the heritage buildings, see winemaking relics and photos from the prohibition era.

Presented by: A collaboration of Corban Estate Arts Centre, Corban Winery Estate Heritage Preservation Trust and West Auckland Historical Society.

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