Our French heritage in the Antipodes
New Zealand methode traditionelle specialist and Champagne-maker, Daniel Le Brun, launched his wholly family-owned wine producing business in July 1999, utilising the same processes perfected by his Champagne-making family in France over the last 12 generations. More
Twelve generations of Le Brun wine makers
The wines from No. 1 Family Estate in Marlborough, New Zealand, follow the traditions set over 12 generations by a family of winemakers in Champagne, France.
The New Zealand vineyard was set up in July 1997 by champagne maker Daniel Le Brun, his wife Adele and their children Virginie and Remy. Their first wine, Cuvee No.1, was released in 1999. More
We make only one type of wine, but we make it exceedingly well
This venture is dedicated solely to the production of only methode traditionelle. The three methodes produced at No. 1 Family Estate are Cuvée No. 1, a non-vintage blanc de blancs (100% chardonnay), Cuvée Number Eight, a non-vintage blend, and when appropriate a vintage blend created in only the finest years, namely Cuvée Virginie. Production will remain focused on limited edition wines, using only top-quality grapes and paying meticulous attention to detail. More