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.

Full Marks from Cameron Douglas MS for Blackenbrook Pinot Gris '19

In the latest Mindfood Magazine, Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas writes about delicious winter wines from lesser known wineries and wine regions.  We are proud to...

Nelson Aromatics impressing New Zealand's leading Masters of Wine

We were thrilled to read the glowing review Emma Jenkins MW and Jane Skilton MW recently published on their web site "The Independent Wine Monthly": Nelson’s Blackenbrook...

Vintage year amid virus turmoil

The Nelson Mail 1 April 2020, by Neil Hodgson I was recently reminded of an old Chinese saying 'may you live in interesting times'.  One...

Harvest 2020 completed hours before lockdown!

Well, what a week!  Together with our amazing team we managed to complete harvest 2020 just hours before the start of the lockdown.  The quality...

  Hi Ursula  Many thanks for your email, prompt dispatch and communication.  Cannot ask for better service.Kind RegardsNicholas Colebourn Morris     Read more

— Nicholas Colebourn Morris, Brea - United Kingdom

Hi Ursula  Over lockdown I bought a box of 6 wines from you. They were delicious. I especially liked your Chardonnay, which was a surprise as... Read more

— Judy Fisher, Riwaka

Hi Ursula,Thank you for the wine delivery - sounds like you guys had an amazing ‘in bubble’ team effort in this years vintage - good... Read more

— Robyn Hee, Mahana