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.

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...

Super Tasting at Caro's Wine Merchants in Auckland

We are immensely proud to be part of this special event organised by Caro’s Wine Merchants in Auckland.  The Caros Brothers have invited no less than...

Easter Tasting Days

A wonderful harvest has come to an end and our young wines are busily fermenting at the Winery. To celebrate Nature's Bounty we'd love to...

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...

Greetings from Zermatt, Switzerland Dear Blackenbrook family,I am at Omnia in Zermatt right now discovering your delicious white wine! OMG I have never tried something... Read more

— Aline L. Yordikian, Zermatt

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