Welcome to our Nelson Family Vineyard

Welcome to our Nelson Family Vineyard

Our six 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.


Late summer at Blackenbrook Vineyard

The nets are on, neatly clipped up to protect the precious grapes from the ever-so hungry birds.   The canopy exudes vibrancy and health, working...

Blackenbrook Tasting Days

Labour Weekend - time to open our winery doors wide! Call in for a sip of tasty Blackenbrook wine and a little chat - we'd...

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...

Delicious Montepulciano Hi Ursula, Bought a bottle of your Montepulciano at Nelson Fresh Choice yesterday and boy it's delicious!!!Best wishes,Jacquie Walters, Nelson Read more

— Jacquie Walters, Nelson

Top Sommelier rates Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer highly The Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer 2014 is classically Nelson. Uplift and restrained floral. Enjoy with Thai green papaya salad.Arthur Hon, Sepia Chicago... Read more

— Arthur Hon, Sommelier & Beverage Director of Michelin rated restaurant Sepia Chicago

Tasty holiday memories Hello, Blackenbrook!My husband and I enjoyed two bottles of your Sauvignon Blanc when we were dining in Marahau a few weeks ago.... Read more

— Dallas Fairbanks, California