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.


Tasting Weekend at our gravity-fed Winery

The grapes are in, the young wines are fermenting nicely and we all had a good sleep to recover from the fairly intense Harvest 2015…...

Winemaker's Dinner at Nelson's Comida Restaurant

This summer Comida Restaurant is celebrating outstanding Nelson wine and their winemakers in a series of Winemaker's Dinners.  Talented chef Leila Byrd and our winemaker...

Family-Winery open for tasting this Waitangi Weekend

The famous Blackenbrook Open Days are back – we'll be open for tasting this Waitangi Weekend Friday to Sunday, 1pm to 5pm.Call into our Winery to...

Memories of a great celebration!

What an honour to see our 10 Year Celebration featured in the 100th issue of Wild Tomato!

Delicious Nelson aromatic wines  Fantastic feedback from Phillip Reay, wine commentator for Wild Tomato Magazine! Read more

— Phillip Reay, Wild Tomato Magazine

Late summer at the Blackenbrook Family Vineyard  Your vineyard is looking gorgeous with the cut grass and the netting – very picturesque.  I hope you have... Read more

— Janet Thorp, Tasman

Delicious Montepulciano Hi UrsulaHow are you doing? You must be thrilled with the success of your beautiful wines. I am excited to try the Montepulciano. I... Read more

— Liz Oldridge, Stoke