Alexander Annis Corban OBE

Alexander Annis Corban OBE (1938-1941)

Fifteen members of the Corban family, over three generations, have been pupils at this school, our largest family. After a degree at Auckland, Alex studied at Roseworthy Agriculture College in South Australia.

Between 1949 and 1982 he held just about every position at Corban Wines. He had national and international recognition for services to viticulture and oenology.

Alex was a fellow of the Wine Institute of New Zealand. He retired to Hastings.

A service was held at the vineyard of his son Alwyn of Ngatarawa Wines and his funeral was held in Henderson.