Welcome to our Nelson Family Vineyard

Welcome to our Nelson Family Vineyard

Our seven grape varieties prosper in the balanced maritime climate and Moutere clay soil of the 20 hectare Blackenbrook family vineyard halfway between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park.

We are Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach, small winemakers with a big vision and a genuine determination to improve the style of each vintage. Proudly hands-on, we nurture grapes from the soil to the bottle in our sustainable vineyard and gravity-fed winery.

Let our wines speak for themselves.


World Class Pinot Noir

News Release - for immediate release11 March 2016Download Press Release Blackenbrook Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 has won a Gold medal and Best in Show...

Blackenbrook Winery open for Tasting this Waitangi Weekend!

Our winery doors will be wide open this Waitangi weekend. Please call in for a sip of tasty Blackenbrook wine and a little chat on...

Prince Charles and Camilla sample Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer

During their visit to sunny Nelson their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Camilla were treated to some of the region’s best produce at the beautiful...

A new vineyard in the making - exciting extension at Blackenbrook Vineyard

For the first time since 2007 we are planting a new vineyard block!  With growing demand from our main export markets Japan and Germany, we...

Nelson versus Central Otago Pinot Noir Ursula - thanks for wine - have two of my 'wine buff' mates visiting me here in Wanaka. Tasting... Read more

— Rob McKay, Wanaka

Absolutely divine Chardonnay Hi Ursula & DanielWe are enjoying a bottle of your 2014 Chardonnay again, and have to pass on how much we are... Read more

— Neil Hickling, Nelson

World Class Pinot Noir from sunny Nelson     Thanks Ursula, so lovely to hear from you! Congratulations, those Germans know their pinot. They don't... Read more

— Jesse Mulligan, Auckland