Monthly Archives: June 2019

Three reasons to visit Wellington in July

Posted by [email protected] on June 10, 2019

July will be here before you know it! And we have three reasons why you should be visiting, what Lonely Planet dubbed, the 'coolest little capital in the world'! Yes, it's time to take a trip to Wellington!

Here are three reasons to visit Wellington this July.

Your winter wardrobe needs an update:

Shop the Golden Mile formed by Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Manners Street and Courtenay Place for high fashion from National and International designer. Don't forget a visit to the fabulous David Jones department store, the high-end Australian chain's first store this side of the Tasman.

If vintage cool and independent boutiques are more your style hot foot it to Cuba Street.

Your taste buds need a workout:

Start the day off with breakfast or brunch at Sweet Mother's Kitchen or Floraditas. We can't get past Logan Brown for a long lazy lunch or delicious dinner. If you need a quick afternoon pick me up to sustain your shopping legs head to Martha's Pantry, Wellington's famous high tea room.

Winetopia is back:

Just in case you needed one final excuse to visit the city… On 12th and 13th July, the Greatest Celebration of New Zealand wine is returning to Wellington for its third year! Winetopia will be hosted at the TSB Arena.

You can immerse yourself in the uncorked world of New Zealand wine, tasting delicious drops from over 50 of the best wineries. 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.


Rosé Wine Day

Posted by [email protected] on June 05, 2019

We may have already celebrated NZ Rosé Day in February. But, in other parts of the world, the second Saturday in June has become known as the day to celebrate rosé wine. So, it seems a fabulous opportunity to raise another toast to a glass of something deliciously pink. And what could be more perfect than a glass of delicate salmon pink No.1 Rosé?

Our dry, yet fresh and elegant, No.1 Rosé that leaves a lasting impression of opulence and splendour won a trophy last year at The Glass of Bubbly Awards in the Sea Breeze category.

When you taste this wine you will imagine yourself standing on a beach and tasting those tiny sea drops in the air.

The judges said, 'This exceptional rosé celebrates the superb climate of Marlborough, New Zealand. A delicate salmon pink colour this wine offers a balance of subtle cherry, raspberry and almond hints. With a beautiful strawberry flavour. It pairs well with fish and seafood.'

So, it's a perfect drop for those of you celebrating Rosé Day this summer in the Northern Hemisphere. All that said, we believe this food-paring champion, truly is a wine for all seasons to be enjoyed whatever the weather. It's delicious with duck and lamb, and in the depths of a southern hemisphere winter what could be more comforting than roast lamb for Sunday lunch…

If you decide to escape the fireside and eat out in New Zealand, you can enjoy a glass of our delicious No.1 Rosé at Oyster & Chop, Huami Bar, Little Jimmy or Crave Café in Auckland. Parts & Services or the Boat Shed in Nelson. Ortega in Wellington, or the fabulous Arbour in Blenheim.

You can also taste No.1 Rosé at two fabulous events this June. We'll be out and about at Winetopia in Auckland on 14th and 15th June and The Decanter Great Sparkling Exploration in London on 20th June.