No 1 Family Estate

Hearts in Marlborough since 1980,
roots in Champagne since 1684

When a wine producer specializes in one perfect style, you are guaranteed a glass that overflows with passion, and tastes like liquid gold. For almost 40 years, champagne maker Daniel Le Brun has had one goal: to make Méthode Traditionelle wines that rival the best in the world and to do it in Marlborough, New Zealand.

The Le Brun Family have been making champagne for twelve generations. They craft premium method traditionelle with the finesse and vava voom of the French. Daniel Le Brun was drawn to the natural beauty and terroir of Marlborough and set about making top quality method traditionelle with our fabulous New Zealand grapes in 1997. He chose the best wine making equipment in Champagne and shipped it over to the land of the long white cloud.

Daniel has pioneered the Marlborough Method and is the first producer to label his wines Marlborough Methode Traditionelle. He firmly believes that Marlbrough will become a globally recognised hot spot for producing high quality sparkling wine from the New World. The estate is family run and operated, Daniel creates the magic in the bottle, his wife Adele sees to the marketing and design while his two kids Remy and Virginie, are the faces of the brand across the globe.

“Making champagne is in my blood.”

“Since our first vines were planted, we have created wines that rival the best in the world using methods perfected over 12 generations by our family in Champagne. We are the only winery in New Zealand committed exclusively to producing premium Méthode Traditionelle wine and every bottle we create honours our pursuit of excellence and joie de vivre.”Daniel Le Brun