The majestic mare’s head on the road sign sets the scene as you take the driveway flanked by Himalayan oaks towards the converted 120-year-old stables that house one of Hawke’s Bay’s most famous cellar doors.
Things to know
It’s hard to imagine that when Garry Glazebrook and Alwyn Corban converted the old racing stables into a winery 34 years ago, there were only eight winemakers in Hawke’s Bay. The Corban family have 300 years of winemaking pedigree dating back to Lebanon, then West Auckland and now Hawke’s Bay; make sure you see the historic family photographs next to the tasting room. Ngatarawa oozes history. There are four tiers of wines to taste through, from the affordable Stables range through to Silks, Glazebrook Regional Reserves and Alwyn, Ngatarawa’s flagship wines.
The Alwyn Chardonnay is an international award winner, and the Glazebrook Merlot is popular.
Bring your camera because the beautiful 50m-long lily pond on the lawn and spectacular panoramic views towards Te Mata Peak make for compulsory snapping.