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.

Harvest 2021 - small, but perfectly formed

Our young 2021 wines are putting a big smile on Daniel's face. While the quantity is tiny because of a cold snap during flowering in...

Late autumn at Blackenbrook Vineyard

There is a peaceful silence over the vineyard.  The cheerful pickers are long gone and content sheep now graze between the vines, keeping the grass short in a...

Swiss quality-focus transplanted to New Zealand

That's how wine blogger Jakub Jurkiewicz experienced Blackenbrook when he visited with his wife over the long Easter weekend!  He came to Nelson to write the latest instalment...

Tasting this weekend!

We'd love to invite you to our Easter Tasting Days now that the grapes are in and the flurry of activity on our block is over. ...

Hi Ursula and Daniel On behalf of Tasman School (the students, parents and teachers) thank you for allowing us to use the stunning cross country... Read more

— Jon Linyard, Tasman Primary School

Just opened a bottle of your 2015 St Jacques Grewürztraminer....all I can say is...wow...delicious. Glad I’ve got a few tucked away in my cellar.    Read more

— Graeme Nicholls, Wellington

Good Morning  We visited your winery over Easter and made a few purchases then.....next to restock!Fantastic wine.CheersJustin White Read more

— Justin White, Te Horo - Wellington