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.

The legendary Blackenbrook Tasting Days are back!

Take a break from the Christmas rush and call in for a sneaky tasting and chat. All your favourites will be open for tasting -...

Hero Sauvignon Blanc in Dish Magazine

The beautiful Dish 100th Celebration issue just landed in our letterbox, celebrating top recipes and wines of the past 17 years. Our humble Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc...

Spring in sunny Nelson

Our vines are romping away - so lucky to have a fab vineyard team to keep things tidy.  Shoot-thinning and wire-lifting are top priority at the...

Sauvignon Blanc 2021- strikingly aromatic and flavour-packed

In the latest New Zealand Listener, well-respected wine writer Michael Cooper enthuses about the newly released 2021 Sauvignon Blancs:   "The 2021 harvest delivered a small crop, 18%...


This remarkable wine has very quickly become the favourite in our mini cellar and it fully deserves all the accolades it is given. Thank you... Read more

— Neil Bruce-Miller, Tasman

Thanks, Ursula....YUM!! x  

— Dave Birt, Tasman

Good afternoon Ursula and Daniel,Just wanted to report that I opened up a bottle of your “2014 Family Reserve Chardonnay” to go with a chicken... Read more

— Philip Archer, Richmond