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.

So intense - Michael Cooper's Sauvignon Blanc feature in the Listener

In this week's New Zealand Listener, Michael Cooper takes a look at New Zealand's outstanding Sauvignon Blanc from the 2020 vintage. We are proud to see...

Blackenbrook wins Trophy for 2020 Pinot Blanc

Two trophies for the winery’s new varietal in as many years MEDIA RELEASE22 October 2020 Blackenbrook Vineyard’s 2020 Pinot Blanc received the Trophy in the...

Blackenbrook Tasting Days back - finally!

        The stellar 2020 vintage is ready for release and attracting top marks from wine judges already! We can't wait to present...

Spring's here!

Our vines burst into growth a good two week's early this year - let's keep the fingers crossed for Jack Frost to stay away!Many of the...

  Good day Ursula, Thanks for confirmation. Having recently discovered your charming Pinot Blanc, I am looking forward to sampling the 2020! Congratulations on your... Read more

— Tom Veitch, Parapara

Hi Daniel and Ursula,Thank you so much for letting us have your grounds for the cross country today. It was such a nice spot and the... Read more

— Rob Boomer, Principal Tasman School

Hi UrsulaI recently took a bottle of your 2017 Chardonnay to my family in Wanaka.  They liked it so much, I have ordered some more for... Read more

— Helen Kitto, Richmond