Archive for July, 2009

Eveline Fraser to Join Daniel Le Brun as Chief Winemaker

July 23, 2009


July 2009 NO1 Family WB


No.1 Family Estate, New Zealand’s only winemaker focusing exclusively on the production of Methode Traditionnelle has appointed Eveline Fraser to share the role of Chief Winemaker with proprietor, Daniel Le Brun. 

Fresh from her position as Senior Winemaker at Marlborough’s Cloudy Bay, Eveline’s experience in the production of Cloudy Bay’s cult sparkling wine, Pelorus will contribute valuable experience to the company’s winemaking team.  Daniel comments on Eveline’s appointment, “We are delighted to welcome Eveline to the team. Our families have been friends for 30 years and it is wonderful that we can now share our passion for making great sparkling wines.” 

Using only specialised equipment imported from Champagne, Eveline will join the family-owned producer to continue the ritual of hand-crafting superb Methode Traditionelle focusing on just five very special wines; Cuvée N°1, a non-vintage blanc de blancs made from 100% chardonnay, Cuvée Number 8, a non-vintage blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Reserve Cuvée No.10  and Cuvée Virginie – both limited edition wines and only made in the finest of years and now for the first time, a rose made from 100% Pinot Noir.  

No. 1 Family Estate has grown steadily since its establishment eleven years ago and with numerous international trophies, gold medals and five-star awards, is looking forwards to a rewarding future. 

For further details please contact: 

Daniel Le Brun   021 539 338  

Adele Le Brun  021 982 192

New Wine Book by Jo Burzynska

July 16, 2009

The Marlborough Express recently published this review about a new wine book by New Zealand author Jo Burzynska.

Jo Burzynska is a fellow wine writer known by many for her columns in The Press, New Zealand Herald’s Viva magazine and The New Zealand WineGrower.

Her new book, Wine Class: All you need to know about wine in New Zealand was launched on July 3.  Here is the rest of the article