Welcome to our Nelson Family Vineyard


Welcome to our Nelson Family Vineyard

On a gentle north-facing slope near Tasman Village, you’ll find Blackenbrook Vineyard, a small volume, high quality winery on a 20ha block owned by the Schwarzenbach Family. Blackenbrook Vineyard produces seven grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and the Italian red variety Montepulciano.  Blackenbrook is accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

It is a winery designed by a working winemaker. In this region, vines grow into Moutere clay soils and the mild maritime climate sweeps over the hillsides. The vineyard was first planted in the spring of 2001 and the first vintage was launched in 2004. Healthy soil, strong vines and sustainability are the focus of the vineyard management. Daniel, also the winemaker, strives for minimal interference with natural processes, which has resulted in pure and genuine wines. Most of Blackenbrook’s white varieties are completely unfined and vegan.

Blackenbrook Tasting Days back - finally!

        The stellar 2020 vintage is ready for release and attracting top marks from wine judges already! We can't wait to present...

Spring's here!

Our vines burst into growth a good two week's early this year - let's keep the fingers crossed for Jack Frost to stay away!Many of the...

Blackenbrook's burst of clean, rich flavours from 'exceptional' 2020 vintage

The Nelson Mail, 17 Sept 2020, by Neil Hodgson  A few weeks ago Ursula Schwarzenbach asked me if I would like to visit Blackenbrook Wines...

First wines released from exceptional 2020 vintage!

The wait is over and we can finally release the first two wines from the exceptional 2020 vintage, the Sauvignon Blanc and Rose! The growing...

Hi Daniel and Ursula,Thank you so much for letting us have your grounds for the cross country today. It was such a nice spot and the... Read more

— Rob Boomer, Principal Tasman School

Hi UrsulaI recently took a bottle of your 2017 Chardonnay to my family in Wanaka.  They liked it so much, I have ordered some more for... Read more

— Helen Kitto, Richmond

Hi lovely people,  I'm in Invercargill and caring for my elderly mother after leaving the Motueka i-SITE...... and I'm homesick for Tasman! What better way... Read more

— Lois Walker, Invercargill