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.


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...

High praises for Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer 2017

Fantastic to see Neil Hodgson's latest review in the Nelson Mail:This Gewurztraminer is typical of the Blackenbrook style, beautiful winemaking that delivers clean flavours true to...

Superb Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 - a Treasure from the Library Stock
Dear Ursula
Just before New Year, I had a bottle of your Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 and it really was superb - beautifully rich ripe concentrated dark fruit, intense, tarry and with a lovely liquorice nuance.  Just a pity I have no more!
Best wishes

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