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.

 

Celebrate International Woman's Day with us!

  Four New Zealand Woman in Wine, four Family Wineries, one unique Winemaker’s Dinner held at Gusto at the Grand at Auckland's SKYCITY - an International...

Blackenbrook Tasting Days

Blackenbrook Tasting Days It's Christmas time and our winery doors will be wide open this weekend for a festive wine tasting. We're really proud to...

Internship at Blackenbrook Vineyard

Every year we have a young European intern working alongside our team from November to mid-May, from bud-burst to harvest.  They bring along buckets of enthusiasm...

Harvest 2018 completed

Our Montepulciano came in yesterday, dark, sweet and full of flavour, a beautiful pick under the famous Nelson sun - the official end of harvest...

Superb Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 - a Treasure from the Library Stock   Dear Ursula  Just before New Year, I had a bottle of... Read more

— Christopher Leaning, Upper Moutere

Delicious Pinot Gris! Your wonderful Pinot Gris is my all-time favourite wine, I'm looking forward to trying your Pinot Noir.  Warmest Regards, Sue Copas, Auckland Read more

— Sue Copas, Auckland

Blackenbrook wines delight diners in St Arnaud! Wines are beautiful Ursula. Great reactions from the guests! Montepulciano surprising them! Kind RegardsLeighton MarshallThe Alpine Lodge, St Arnaud Read more

— Leighton Marshall, The Alpine Lodge in St Arnaud