NO.1 FAMILY ESTATE
No.1 Family Estate is a specialist and boutique Méthode Champenoise winery founded by Adele and Daniel Le Brun. It is the only winery in New Zealand committed exclusively to producing premium Méthode Traditionelle wine.
The first record of a Le Brun planting vines in Champagne is in 1684. From a young age, Daniel was immersed in the family business. After studying winemaking and working at the family winery, he visited New Zealand, saw the potential and emigrated. In 1980 he planted the first grapes dedicated to sparkling wine production in Marlborough’s beautiful Wairau Valley.
Exactly as the name suggests, No.1 Family Estate is a family business. While Daniel makes the wine, his wife Adele provides the business and marketing flair. The next generation of Le Bruns, son Remy and daughter Virginie, are the faces of the future and are actively involved.
A labour of love, the Le Brun family excel at their passion for producing some of the highest quality Méthode Traditionelle in New Zealand.