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.


A pure, focused vision - Blackenbrook making head-lines in Wine NZ

Super-stoked to read Charmian Smith's article in the latest Wine NZ Magazine: A pure, focused vision In these days of corporatisation and expansion it’s unusual...

Blackenbrook Tasting Days

  Easter Weekend - time to open our winery doors wide! Call in for a sip of tasty Blackenbrook wine and a little chat -...

Late summer at Blackenbrook Vineyard

The nets are on, neatly clipped up to protect the precious grapes from the ever-so hungry birds.   The canopy exudes vibrancy and health, working...

Blackenbrook Winery open for Tasting this Waitangi Weekend!

Our winery doors will be wide open this Waitangi weekend. Please call in for a sip of tasty Blackenbrook wine and a little chat on...

Blackenbrook Wine Night at the scenic Tochigi Golf Course, Japan Dear Mrs Ursula Schwarzenbach  Thank you for coming from New Zealand to Tochigi. Thank you... Read more

— Takako Hashimoto, Tochigi Golf Course, Japan

Fantastic Blackenbrook Tasting Days Hey folks,Just wanted to say I was out at your Winery on Saturday with a friend and we were both very impressed. It... Read more

— Pat Moore, Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria, Richmond

Stellar Harvest Team 2017 Thanks Ursula!  What a fine looking team we are. So much fun. Look forward to next year 😊Kirsty Baldwin, NelsonGrape-picker with... Read more

— Kirsty Baldwin, Nelson