Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Le Brun’

The Specialist Wine Growers of New Zealand Wine Tasting

August 31, 2010

The next chapter of New Zealand wine is beginning to unfold and we are beginning to see more opportunities for consumers around the world to learn and sample the wines from the smaller boutique producers.

One example is “The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand Ltd. They are an independent marketing alliance representing rare and exceptional wines from a small group of artisan producers. The alliance offers a single point of contact for sourcing some of New Zealand’s finest limited release boutique wine.”

Members of this group include:

  • Mike Spratt / Destiny Bay
  • Sarah Inkersell / Fairbourne Estate
  • Chris Canning / The Hay Paddock
  • Daniel Le Brun / No 1 Family Estate
  • Nick Nobilo / Vinoptima
  • Steve Farquharson / Wooing Tree

The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand Wine Tasting Mt. Eden, 8 September 2010

To make a booking for this event, follow this link

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 Zealand is making some of the most thrilling wines in the world.” Oz Clarke

November 17, 2008

And No 1 Family Estate is right at the top!!!

Imagine a life dedicated to producing world-class sparkling wine. It’s no wonder Daniel and Adele LeBrun, owners of New Zealand’s N° 1 Family Estate, have an outlook that can only be described as … effervescent! 

An early pioneer and advocate of grape growing in the renowned Marlborough region, Daniel Le Brun sees this area as the world’s only true rival to the Champagne region. He applies the same winemaking processes that his family has perfected over 12 generations in Champagne. 

N°  1 Family Estate is committed exclusively to the production of premium Methode Tratitionelle sparkling wines. This acclaimed small winery consistently earns Gold Medals and numerous accolades throughout the world. We’re delighted to present the limited-edition wines of this family estate!

In the past Daniel Le Brun has won a record number of awards for methode champenoise and numerous overseas accolades awards, including.

  • – Trophy for Best Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine for Cuvée No 1 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in the United Kingdom.
  • – Cuvée Number Eight received the Trophy for Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine of the Year Runner-Up from Winestate Wine of the Year Awards, Australia.
  • – Cuvée Numbe One Sparkling Wine of Year, Wine State Magazine Dec 2007
  • – Editors Choice Wine Enthusiast

Cuvée N° 1

Throughout his career, the Cuvée N° 1 blanc de blancs bottling by

no1-cuve_e-logoDaniel Le Brun has garnered rave reviews. This stylish sparkler delivers a perfect balance between fruit and yeast. Its consistently tiny bead and firm mousse speak to its noble heritage as a top-notch Methode Traditionell wine.

Lively and subtle at the same time, Cuvée N° 1 shows complex layers of fruit, brioche and toasted nuts. Its elegant array of flavors complements many foods, and it’s the kind of wine that makes us say, “Bubbles all the time!”

Cuvée N° Eight

The number eight represents good luck, achievement, abundance no-8and

success in Chinese numerology. And that’s what this sparkling wine is all about! It’s fresh, inviting and undeniably easy-drinking. 

Cuvée No. 8 from Marlborough’s N°. 1  Family Estate is an award-winning blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. With sophisticated champagne-like character, this easy-drinking bubbly offers engaging citrus notes and a remarkably refined finish.  

The best part is finding these wines can be a treasure hunt that will take you to the better wine shops and restaurants.