Storm in a Wine Glass

With Corban Winery Estate Heritage Preservation Trust and West Auckland Historical Society in collaboration

25 Sep - 8 Oct: Exhibition
30 Sep: Talk & Tour sessions

 Storm in a Wine Glass

Corbans Winery and the Temperance Movement

Sharon Alexander, a fourth generation Corban will share 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 the Corbans Winery, the family were able to produce wine but not sell or distribute on the premises. In response they built a brick depot over the railway line, although a few hundred metres away, this was 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.

Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2023.



Entry to the exhibition of relics and photographs
Mon 25 September - Sun 8 October, 11am - 3pm



Appreciated for the Talk & Tour
Sat 30 September, 10.30-11.30am or 1.30-2.30pm
Bookings essential.
Email: info@westaucklandhistory.org.nz


The Cellar & Theatrette
Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mt Lebanon Lane