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.

Festive Wine Tasting

Our winery doors will be wide open this weekend for a festive wine tasting. Local photographer and scientist Ruth Bollongino will join us to exhibit...

Yvonne Lorkin recommends our Gewurztraminer 2019 in Canvas, NZ Herald's Lifestyle Magazine

In this week's Canvas well-loved wine commentator Yvonne Lorkin recommends our Blackenbrook Nelson Gewurztraminer 2019 to go with Annabel Langbein's recipe for Char-grilled Butterfly Tandoori-style Chicken -...

Spring in our Gewurztraminer Block

It's spring and the dormant vines explode into spring growth!  Follow one tiny Gewurztraminer bud over the course of two and a half weeks, from 14...

Rise of Pinot Gris - Michael Cooper featuring NZ's best Pinot Gris in the Listener

This week respected wine writer Michael Cooper is dedicating his column in the New Zealand Listener to one of our favourite Alsatian varieties, the fabulous...

Visitors all the way from Singapore Love a good family run farm with a personal tasting experience and fantastic wines.     Read more

— Juan Oeij, Singapore

Glorious Nelson Pinot Blanc   Mmmm just enjoying a glass of your pinot blanc...Love Kristin, Kristin Harrison Catering           Read more

— Kristin Harrison, Mapua

Stunning new Pinot Blanc released Thank you for a stunning wine, we tried it last night, beautiful, by far the most delicious Pinot Blanc we... Read more

— David Easton, Mariri