Welcome to our family winery

On a gentle north-facing slope near Tasman Village in the Nelson region, you’ll find Blackenbrook Vineyard, our small volume, high quality winery.

We are the Schwarzenbach family, producing multiple award-winning wines since first planting vines in 2001. Our seven grape varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Montepulciano.

Our vines grow into rich Moutere clay soils and the mild maritime breeze gently strokes the grapes ripening on the sun-drenched hillsides.

Proudly hands-on, we strive for minimal interference with natural processes, leading to wines that are pure and genuine. All our white wines are completely unfined and vegan, and we are accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Proud to be named a "Real Review Top Winery of New Zealand"

Proud to be named a "Real Review Top Winery of New Zealand"

Leading wine critic Bob Campbell MW and his team have just announced their list of Top New Zealand Wineries 2022.  

Around 10,000 wines were tasted to discover the most promising New Zealand and Australian wineries.  

Naturally we are extremely proud to see our name featured on the list, humbly claiming its place amongst some of the most fabulous winemakers in our country.

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A near-perfect harvest

We had a beautiful harvest despite Daniel and our two children contracting Covid on the first day of picking.  The weather was stunning and amidst the wide-spread labour shortage we were blessed with a fantastic team of hand-pickers. 

Quality and quantity are outstanding, and the fermenting wines already show great potential - big smiles all round!

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A near-perfect harvest