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.

Labour Weekend Tasting Days

The 2019 vintage was outstanding here at Blackenbrook's and we can't wait to show you our fabulous new releases at the Open Days at Labour...

Spring in our Gewurztraminer Block

It's spring and the dormant vines explode into spring growth!  Follow one tiny Gewurztraminer bud over the course of two and a half weeks, from 14...

Rise of Pinot Gris - Michael Cooper featuring NZ's best Pinot Gris in the Listener

This week respected wine writer Michael Cooper is dedicating his column in the New Zealand Listener to one of our favourite Alsatian varieties, the fabulous...

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...

Glorious Nelson Pinot Blanc   Mmmm just enjoying a glass of your pinot blanc...Love Kristin, Kristin Harrison Catering           Read more

— Kristin Harrison, Mapua

Stunning new Pinot Blanc released Thank you for a stunning wine, we tried it last night, beautiful, by far the most delicious Pinot Blanc we... Read more

— David Easton, Mariri

Fabulous new vintage Sauvignon Blanc! Hi Daniel and Ursula, Just thought I would send you a quick email to say that I have just bought... Read more

— Jane Docherty, Mapua