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.


Vegan Vino - Michael Cooper's column in the latest New Zealand Listener

    Vegan wines and the "vegan food revolution" are the topic of Michael Cooper's column in the latest New Zealand Listener.  The trend is growing and...

Blackenbrook Tasting Days

  It's Christmas time and our winery doors will be wide open this weekend for a festive wine tasting.  Better take a break from the Christmas...

Our Gewurztraminer impresses wine writer Neil Hodgson

We were thrilled to read Neil Hodgson's wine review in last night's Nelson Mail:Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer 2016, 4 1/2 StarsOily and textural in the mouth, the...

Restaurant & Cafe Magazine featuring our Blackenbrook Vineyard

Fantastic to see our Blackenbrook Vineyard featured in the Restaurant & Cafe Online Edition:    "Ever since first meeting at a wine tasting dinner in the...

Mouth-watering Family Reserve Chardonnay 2014 Very noble cool-climate Chardonnay with wonderful flavours of sizzled butter, nuts, citrus, pineapple and a little bit anise. This is... Read more

— Stefanie Klever, Germany

Visit Nelson MX5 Car Club Dear Ursula, Daniel, Thomas and IsabelleThank you, Ursula and Isabelle, for showing us around your amazing winery operation. The MX5... Read more

— Wendy Cornish, Nelson MX5 Car Club

Blackenbrook on Seven Sharp, TV1 Dear Daniel, Ursula and Family,Well done on such a great feature – I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your approach to... Read more

— Alex Wallace, Hamilton