Monthly Archives: June 2017

4 things to do mid-winter in Wellington

Posted by [email protected] on June 21, 2017

Everybody knows that Wellington is fabulous on a summer’s day, and just for the record, we think it’s pretty spectacular in the winter too! But if you don’t have a mind to brave windy Wellington we’ve come up with four ways to spend a perfect midwinter's day in the capital while staying safely inside!

  • Shop ‘til you drop – As the Absolutely Positively Wellington website says “From boutiques stocking local and international designers, to quirky gift stores, Wellington is a treasure trove of beautiful things. Street markets, antique, vintage and second-hand stores hold one-of-a-kind creations to uncover."
  • Learn more - Visit Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. If you’re a rugby fan then a must see exhibition is “Rugby Legends: The Spirit of the Black Jersey” on now until 15th October 2017.
  • Take a late lunch – We love Ortega Fish Shack Bar (open from 5:30 p.m.), where you can enjoy a glass of No.1 Rosé served alongside wonderful food and fabulous service. Or Noble Rot (open from 4:00 p.m.) for delicious Oysters!
  • Head to Winetopia - The Greatest Celebration of New Zealand Wine is in Wellington on 14th and 15th July 2017 at Shed 6. You’ll find Remy there, showcasing No.1 Family Estate wines and he’d love to see you! Find out more HERE.


Three Wine Men - Let's Get Fizzical and Decanter - The Great Sparkling Exploration

Posted by [email protected] on June 01, 2017

For those of you in London or the UK, we want to tell you about two simply sparkling events coming up where you’ll be able to enjoy a taste (or two) of No.1 Family Estate Wines.

Head along to either and catch up with Virginie Le Brun, who will be there representing our family.

7th June - Three Wine Men – Let’s Get Fizzical - East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf

What’s tasting?

  • No. 1 Assemblé  - Fresh and inviting with sophisticated and typical characters and intense flavours.
  • No. 1 Cuvée  - One of New Zealand's most highly regarded Méthode Traditionelle wines.
  • No. 1 Rosé - Dry, yet fresh and elegant, this wine leaves a lasting impression of opulence and splendour. Recently awarded Best Rosé, by Glass of Bubbly magazine, in their quest to find the perfect low calorie bubbly!
  • Cuvée Virginie - A vintage Méthode Traditionelle, and Virginie’s namesake, created to honour her 21st birthday.


Plus Virginie will be co-hosting a Fizziology 2017 Masterclass

Find out more on the event website.




8th June – Decanter – The Great Sparkling Exploration - Great Smith Street Westminster

What’s tasting?

All of the above wines, PLUS…

  • No. 1 Reserve - Intensely flavoured and focused with a good fruit-yeast balance providing elegance and style.


And drum roll please…

  • A pre-release of the 2013 Cuvée Adele - A limited edition vintage cuvée crafted especially by Daniel as a proud tribute to his wife Adele.


Find out more on the Decanter website.

Both events are open to trade and the general public, but note that the consumer tasting at the Decanter event begins at 17:30.