Nice words from our lovely customers

 Ursula Schwarzenbach of the Blackenbrook Family Winery in sunny Nelson, New Zealand


Hi Ursula  

Many thanks for your email, prompt dispatch and communication. 
Cannot ask for better service.

Kind Regards
Nicholas Colebourn Morris



— Nicholas Colebourn Morris, Brea - United Kingdom

Hi Ursula  

Hand-crafted Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay 2018Over lockdown I bought a box of 6 wines from you. They were delicious. I especially liked your Chardonnay, which was a surprise as i seldom drink this grape variety.

Is it possible to come to your cellar door and buy some more Chardonnay 2018?

I belong to an amateur wine tasting group and the wine I am tasked to bring next Thursday is "my favourite Chardonnay". 

Kind regards,  
Judy Fisher


— Judy Fisher, Riwaka

Thomas Schwarzenbach working at the award-winning Blackenbrook wineryHi Ursula,

Thank you for the wine delivery - sounds like you guys had an amazing ‘in bubble’ team effort in this years vintage - good luck with it all. By all accounts a good season.

Stay safe


— Robyn Hee, Mahana

Gewurztraminer disaster averted

Award-winning Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer from sunny Nelson, New ZealandIt's here and we're delighted - Gewurztraminer disaster averted.

Thanks for such prompt service in these tricky days.

Andrew Irving, 

— Andrew Irving, Nelson

Visitors all the way from Singapore

Yuan Oeij SingaporeLove a good family run farm with a personal tasting experience and fantastic wines.



— Juan Oeij, Singapore

Glorious Nelson Pinot Blanc


Kristin Harrison Catering, Mapua, New ZealandMmmm just enjoying a glass of your pinot blanc...

Love Kristin,
Kristin Harrison Catering






— Kristin Harrison, Mapua

Stunning new Pinot Blanc released

David and Maryanne EastonThank you for a stunning wine, we tried it last night, beautiful, by far the most delicious Pinot Blanc we have ever tried!
Nose, mouth feel, flavour and linger. Perfect.

Can we have another dozen please?

David Easton
Easton Apples, Nelson



— David Easton, Mariri

Fabulous new vintage Sauvignon Blanc!

Fruit-driven Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2019 from Blackenbrook VineyardHi Daniel and Ursula,

Just thought I would send you a quick email to say that I have just bought a bottle of your 2019 Sav Blanc.... It is stunning!

I'm not usually a big Sav drinker but was curious to try a 2019. It is great, you must be realy pleased.

I look forward to trying some more of your 2019 vintage.

Cheers, Jane
Jane Docherty, Mapua
Nelson Winegrowers

— Jane Docherty, Mapua

Greetings from Zermatt, Switzerland

The Omnia in Zermatt, SwitzerlandDear Blackenbrook family,

I am at Omnia in Zermatt right now discovering your delicious white wine! OMG I have never tried something that subtle and refined!  Originally from the Provence region, wine is in my DNA and I have a particular preference for fruity wine.

Where can I order your wine please? 😊

Best regards from the Matterhorn!
Aline L. Yordikian 

— Aline L. Yordikian, Zermatt

Superb Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 - a Treasure from the Library Stock


Dear Ursula  

Award-winning Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir 2010Just before New Year, I had a bottle of your Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 and it really was superb - beautifully rich ripe concentrated dark fruit, intense, tarry and with a lovely liquorice nuance. Just a pity I have no more!

Best Wishes
Chris Leaning, 
Upper Moutere

— Christopher Leaning, Upper Moutere

Delicious Pinot Gris!

Award-winning Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris 2015Your wonderful Pinot Gris is my all-time favourite wine, I'm looking forward to trying your Pinot Noir.  

Warmest Regards, 
Sue Copas, 

— Sue Copas, Auckland

Blackenbrook wines delight diners in St Arnaud!

Alpine Lodge in St Arnaud, New Zealand

Wines are beautiful Ursula. 
Great reactions from the guests! 
Montepulciano surprising them! 

Kind Regards
Leighton Marshall
The Alpine Lodge, St Arnaud

— Leighton Marshall, The Alpine Lodge in St Arnaud

Mouth-watering Family Reserve Chardonnay 2014

Delicious Blackenbrook Family Reserve Chardonnay 2014Very noble cool-climate Chardonnay with wonderful flavours of sizzled butter, nuts, citrus, pineapple and a little bit anise.

This is an incredibly delicious and remarkable new world wine from Blackenbrook Vineyard.

Stefanie Klever, Germany

— Stefanie Klever, Germany

Visit Nelson MX5 Car Club

Wine tasting with Nelson MX5 car clubDear Ursula, Daniel, Thomas and Isabelle

Thank you, Ursula and Isabelle, for showing us around your amazing winery operation. The MX5 club members very much enjoyed seeing Blackenbrook, and I know will enjoy the wines they have taken away.

Thank you for your generosity in giving up part of your Sunday and for the tastings.

Look forward to meeting up again sometime
Wendy and Tony
on behalf of the MX5 car club 

Nelson MX5 Car Club visits Blackenbrook Vineyard

— Wendy Cornish, Nelson MX5 Car Club

Blackenbrook on Seven Sharp, TV1

Blackenbrook Family during film shoot for Seven Sharp, TV1Dear Daniel, Ursula and Family,

Well done on such a great feature – I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your approach to work, life and the balance between the two (and it’s a privilege to keep on drinking your wonderful product!)

Alex Wallace,

— Alex Wallace, Hamilton

Blackenbrook Wine Night at the scenic Tochigi Golf Course, Japan

Dear Mrs Ursula Schwarzenbach 

Blackenbrook Wine Night at Tochigi Golf Course, JapanThank you for coming from New Zealand to Tochigi. Thank you for presenting in the wine fest of the other day. Thanks to you it ended in a great success. Great to have had you with us in Japan.  Also thank you if there is a new opportunity. 

Yours sincerely, 
Takako Hashimoto
Tochigigaoka Golf Club 

Blackenbrook Wine Night at Tochigi Golf Course, Japan     Blackenbrook Wine Night at Tochigi Golf Course, Japan

— Takako Hashimoto, Tochigi Golf Course, Japan

The award-winning Blackenbrook Winery open for tasting

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 was really nice to get out and see your "office". Thanks for the email informing us, it was very enjoyable. The wine was great and the bread delicious! Thanks again!

Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria

— Pat Moore, Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria, Richmond

Stellar Harvest Team 2017

Stellar hand-picking team harvest 2017Thanks Ursula!  What a fine looking team we are.
So much fun. Look forward to next year 😊

Kirsty Baldwin, Nelson
Grape-picker with a passion

— Kirsty Baldwin, Nelson

Delicious Montepulciano

Delicious Blackenbrook Nelson Montepulciano

Hi Ursula,

Bought a bottle of your Montepulciano at Nelson Fresh Choice yesterday and boy it's delicious!!!

Best wishes,
Jacquie Walters, Nelson

— Jacquie Walters, Nelson

Top Sommelier rates Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer highly

Arthur Hon, Sommelier & Beverage Director of Michelin rated restaurant Sepia ChicagoThe Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer 2014 is classically Nelson.

Uplift and restrained floral. Enjoy with Thai green papaya salad.

Arthur Hon, Sepia Chicago





— Arthur Hon, Sommelier & Beverage Director of Michelin rated restaurant Sepia Chicago

Tasty holiday memories

World-famous Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson - New ZealandHello, Blackenbrook!

My husband and I enjoyed two bottles of your Sauvignon Blanc when we were dining in Marahau a few weeks ago. We are still talking today about how lovely your wine is, and would like to order a few bottles.   Do you ship to the U.S.A? 

Thank you,
Dallas Fairbanks

— Dallas Fairbanks, California

2016 Sauvignon Blanc released!

Winemaker Daniel Schwarzenbach with Damien O'Connor, MP for West Coast TasmanI have just had the first opportunity to taste the new vintage. Very very nice and fresh but smooth and fruity and easy to drink 👌👌👌

Damien O'Connor, Mahana
Member of Parliament for West Coast Tasman

— Damien O'Connor, Mahana

Blackenbrook - an exceptional vineyard site

Award-winning Blackenbrook VineyardThe vineyard site Daniel and Ursula chose is exceptional - and combined with intensive viticulture, a winemaking facility that is designed to treat the grapes and resulting wines very gently and masterful winemaking techniques, is now producing some stunning aromatic style wines as well as delicious, flavoursome Montepulciano with a twist of minty freshness that reflects its cool climate location.

Neil Hodgson
The Nelson Mail, 13 Oct 2015

— Neil Hodgson, Nelson Wine Writer

Nelson versus Central Otago Pinot Noir

Award-winning Nelson Pinot Noir from Blackenbrook VineyardUrsula - thanks for wine - have two of my 'wine buff' mates visiting me here in Wanaka.

Tasting your Pinot alongside Central Otago's best - yours getting great wraps!!
Well done. 

Cheers Rob McKay,

— Rob McKay, Wanaka

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