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...

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...

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...

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

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