Monthly Archives: August 2017

Pucker up with No.1 Family Estate.

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2017

Occasionally, we all have disagreements with our loved ones. It might be a squabble with a sibling, a set to with your partner, a blowup with your bestie or quarrel with your parents; whatever controversy has spurred the spat, sometimes it’s important not to hold a grudge but just to kiss and make up instead. In fact, it’s so important to forgive and move on, there’s a whole day dedicated to it. 25th August is officially kiss and make up day!

At No.1 Family Estate we believe that’s a day worth celebrating! So, we thought we’d share our three favourite ways to build bridges and heal hearts.

Sorry shouldn’t be the hardest word -  Sometimes all it takes to mend the matter is that one simple word. As American author H. Jackson Brown, Jr. once said, “Never forget the nine most important words of any family- I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.”

A hug heals – Who doesn’t enjoy the warm fuzzies that a big bear hug brings? A wise person once said… “A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.”

A perfect peace offering – Reaching out with a gift of good grace is often a way to mend differences. We’d suggest a gift you can enjoy together… A bottle of bubbles is a great way to toast to renewed friendship… Then kiss and make up!

Buy yours HERE.


What your Dad really wants for Father's Day!

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2017

Father’s Day is just around the corner, (Sunday 3rd September), but forget socks this year, we’ve got a gift that your Dad will really savour… And if you’re lucky he might just share!

The Gentleman’s Case has been newly released for Father’s Day. This Limited-Edition mixed case has two bottles each of No. 1 Cuvée, No. 1 Reserve and 70 Calibre.

  • No. 1 Cuvée is not only the first wine produced by No. 1 Family Estate, it’s also one of New Zealands most highly regarded Methode Traditionelle wines.
  • Each year, a limited amount of No. 1 is set aside for long-term aging on lees and released after several years as a “Reserve”. This release from the family’s winery was held on lees for five and a half years allowing full autolysis displaying a consistent superfine bead, and firm mousse resulting in a typical, complex, champagne-like character, and giving it the title of “Reserve”. The palate is intensely flavoured and focused with the good fruit-yeast balance providing elegance and style. The extended lees aging has given it extra richness with complex biscuity notes, a well-balanced delicate freshness and a lengthy finish.
  • 70 Caliber is a wine to celebrate our founder and winemaker Daniel Le Brun on the occasion of his 70th birthday and 35th year pioneering Methode Traditionelle in Marlborough.

This mixed case is available exclusively through our cellar door and online store.

Plus, we have a little extra gift that you could win when you order The Gentleman’s Case. Any purchases made between now and the end of August will go into a draw to win a special No.1 Family Estate bubbles bundle… A No.1 Family Estate branded ice bucket, stopper, pair of glasses and paper napkins!

Order your Limited-Edition Gentleman’s Case HERE.