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.


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...

Wine Nelson New Release Tasting on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

It's not too late to get your tickets for the famous Wine Nelson New Release Tasting on Tuesday, 22 September. With 23 wineries showcasing their...

Note from a happy mail order customer Thank you very much Ursula.I wasn't expecting personal delivery or a personalized email confirming delivery.  I'm as impressed... Read more

— Aaron Sanson, Nelson

4 1/2 Stars from Michael Cooper for Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2015 That’s great Ursula thanks! Everyone is loving the Blackenbrook Pinot Gris up here! Your... Read more

— Amy Farnsworth, Regional Wines & Spirits, Wellington

Delicious Sauvignon Blanc Thanks Ursula - your wine arrived today. I love your Sauv, I think it’s the best in the region!  RegardsKay Franklyn, Nelson... Read more

— Kay Franklyn, Nelson