When the Corban Estate site was sold in 1992, it was purchased by the Waitakere City Council and by the end of 2001, the Waitakere Arts and Cultural Development Trust had taken on the lease for much of the estate and established the Corban Estate Arts Centre. Members of the Corban family contributed to the formation and development of the arts centre, and Brian Corban was the Chairman of the Trust Board for many years until his passing in 2021.
In July 2022, Corban Estate (FKA Corban’s Winery and Mt Lebanon Vineyards) was entered into the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero as a Category 1 historic place. The List Entry Report contains extensive detail that covers the substantial impact the industrious and pioneering Corban spirit had throughout Aotearoa, and reflects on historical aspects of the Whenua before the Estate was founded in 1902.
An extended history of the Corban family and winery is available as a PDF, while Dick Scott's book about the family winery, A Stake in the Country is available for purchase through the Corban Estate Arts Centre Gallery Shop.
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