Glazebrook was one of the first estate wineries in New Zealand. Since its founding in 1981, it has prospered for over 35 years. Glazebrook’s picturesque home is in the Ngatawara Winery, located in the Bridge Pa Triangle in New Zealand’s prestigious Hawke’s Bay zone on the north island. This area is known for producing assertively fresh Sauvignon Blanc. Vineyard management and cellar techniques are modern and deliberate, and focus on the clearest translation of grapes into wine with minimal intervention.
Today, a “New Zealand style” wine has a distinct, identifiable style. Glazebrook was a pioneer that helped shape the evolution toward a recognizable style of wines from New Zealand. The winery sources fruit from estate vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, and the Marlborough and Gisborne zones, and follows the practices of sustainability. Owner Alwyn Corban, a graduate of the U.C. Davis and a fourth-generation winemaker, oversees winemaking. These are wines of clarity, freshness, and snappy acidity.