Monthly Archives: May 2019

Three reasons to visit Auckland this June

Posted by [email protected] on May 22, 2019

It may be almost June but that’s no excuse to hibernate with a dose of the mid-winter blues. It’s time to celebrate the season. So why not plan a trip to the city?

Here are three reasons to visit Auckland this June.

Your winter wardrobe needs an update:

Whether you choose the bright young designer stars at Britomart, head to the bijou boutiques in Ponsonby, or simply scour the fashion scene at Smith & Caughey’s, you’re sure to find that must-have piece for your winter wardrobe.

Your taste buds need a workout:

There’s no shortage of fabulous eateries in Auckland. To discover some top tips from our lovely lady, Virginie, take a peek at this article from our blog archives. Virginie shares her recommendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner! You won’t go hungry.

Winetopia is back:

Just in case you needed one final excuse to visit the city… On 14th and 15th June the Greatest Celebration of New Zealand wine is returning to Auckland for its fourth year!

Winetopia is your opportunity to try hundreds of lovingly crafted wines, be inspired by famous faces and learn from wine gurus. And of course, No. 1 Family Estate will be there. Join us for some sparkling sensations. We’ll be tasting some of our most popular wines. We can’t wait to see you!

Buy your tickets HERE.

How to celebrate Mother's Day in Marlborough

Posted by [email protected] on May 02, 2019

Sunday May 12th is Mother’s Day, the day where you will no doubt aim to delight and surprise the family member who is always there to nurture and cherish your family! This might be your actual Mum, or it could be your Nana, your sister, your wife or partner, or maybe even your Dad.

We’re really lucky in Marlborough that there are so many wonderful places to visit and celebrate this special day!

Here are five of our top five picks:

  • A Bountiful Brunch – Head to Saveur Café, Bistro & Pâtisserie for a perfect brunch. If you’re lucky it might be warm enough to sit on the terrace and watch the world float by. Otherwise, escape inside to the warmth of the fireplace.
  • A Light Lunch – Visit our good friends at Herzog and enjoy a little something from the fabulous Bistro. Busy and vibrant yet utterly unfussy and comfortable.
  • Choose Chocolate – Who doesn’t love a little chocolate treat. Why not call in at the fabulous Makana to pick up a box of handmade treats for Mum.
  • Favourite Flicks – There’s nothing better than a lazy Sunday afternoon at the movies. Head to our fabulous EVENT Cinema in Blenheim.
  • Something Sparkling – The No.1 Family Estate Cellar Door will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. so do call by and taste some of our wines. You may even want to treat Mum to a bottle to take home!

Remember, there is still time to enter our Mother’s Day promotion. We’re giving away a Mother's Day Goodie Bucket. It’s chock full with No.1 Family Estate branded products, (and a sparkling treat), valued at $270 (NZ). You can nominate the person you think is the Best Mum in the World to win it. All you have to do to enter is fill out a simple form.

Enter HERE!