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 stunning Nelson Wine Region

Bob Campbell MW just published this great introduction to our beautiful wine region on The Real Review web site:   Nelson is tucked away at...

Summer at Blackenbrook Vineyard

The vineyard is humming with activity.  Our team is removing the last of the leaves from the fruit zone. Sun and wind will keep the grapes...

... meanwhile in the Winery

So good to have the kids home for school holidays!  Isabelle just topped our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Montepulciano barrels, replacing the "Angel's Share" evaporated...

Top marks for all our 2019 and 2020 wines!

Michael Cooper, one of New Zealand's most respected wine critics, just gave us a big thumbs up in his latest New Zealand Wine Buyer's Guide....

  Thank you for the speedy delivery, Ursula.I could not resist opening your 2019 Montepulciano, after a neighbour of mine (Don) told me how good... Read more

— David Thompson, Tasman

  Good day Ursula, Thanks for confirmation. Having recently discovered your charming Pinot Blanc, I am looking forward to sampling the 2020! Congratulations on your... Read more

— Tom Veitch, Parapara

Hi Daniel and Ursula,Thank you so much for letting us have your grounds for the cross country today. It was such a nice spot and the... Read more

— Rob Boomer, Principal Tasman School