Nice words from our lovely customers

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

Absolutely divine Chardonnay

Hi Ursula & Daniel

Oak-aged Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay We are enjoying a bottle of your 2014 Chardonnay again, and have to pass on how much we are loving it.

Full, rounded, range of varietal flavours and wonderfully long, though of course you know all that.

Jennifer just says, “Absolutely divine”

Thank you, 
Neil Nickling, Nelson

— Neil Hickling, Nelson

World Class Pinot Noir from sunny Nelson

Jesse Mulligan, radio host New Zealand National Radio



Thanks Ursula, so lovely to hear from you!

Congratulations, those Germans know their pinot. They don't let the world drink much of theirs though!

Jesse Mulligan, Auckland




— Jesse Mulligan, Auckland

Tasting for Rotorua Tasters Club

Hi Ursula and Daniel

Nelson Wine tasting for Rotorua Tasters ClubOn behalf of the Rotorua Tasters Club I would like to thank you both for a fantastic evening. 

Daniel was a great host and had totally the right mix between technical and non tech information and the people were so pleased that you walked the floor and spoke to as many on a one to one basis as time allowed.

Your wines were top class.  I do hope in future that we can have you back again.

Thank you again,
Vern Scheffer, Rotorua

— Vern Scheffer, Rotorua Tasters Club

Note from a happy mail order customer

Delicious Blackenbrook Nelson MontepulcianoThank you very much Ursula.

I wasn't expecting personal delivery or a personalized email confirming delivery.  I'm as impressed with your service as I am with your product.

Have a wonderful day.

Aaron Sanson,

— Aaron Sanson, Nelson

4 1/2 Stars from Michael Cooper for Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2015

Award-winning Nelson Pinot GrisThat’s great Ursula thanks! Everyone is loving the Blackenbrook Pinot Gris up here! Your wines are great.

Take care,
Amy Farnsworth
Regional Wines & Spirits

— Amy Farnsworth, Regional Wines & Spirits, Wellington

Delicious Nelson Sauvignon BlancDelicious Sauvignon Blanc

Thanks Ursula - your wine arrived today. I love your Sauv, I think it’s the best in the region!  

Kay Franklyn, Nelson


— Kay Franklyn, Nelson

Delightful Gewürztraminer

Trophy-winning Nelson GewurztraminerJust drinking my fist glass of your gerwurz which arrived today. Absolutely that a technical wine description ???

Bev Verkuylen

— Bev Verkuylen , Te Puke

Trophy for best Gewürztraminer from Bragato Wine Awards in Napier

Hi Ursula,  
Ursula Schwarzenbach proudly presenting the new Bragato Trophy in NapierCONGRATS on the new Bragato Trophy. Another year, another trophy. What can I say!! Amazing.

Angela Ricker

— Angela Ricker, Nelson

Late summer at the Blackenbrook Family Vineyard 

Your vineyard is looking gorgeous with the cut grass and the netting – very picturesque.  I hope you have a great crop!  

Janet Thorp, Tasman

Late Summer at our Nelson Family Vineyard

— Janet Thorp, Tasman

Delicious Montepulciano

Hi Ursula
Award-winning Nelson MontepulcianoHow are you doing? You must be thrilled with the success of your beautiful wines. 

I am excited to try the Montepulciano. I still have 2 of your 2010, which I have to say would be hard to beat.

Merry Christmas
Liz Oldridge, Stoke

— Liz Oldridge, Stoke


Gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc

Hi Ursula
Such a gorgeous Sav you make, I certainly need to order another case.

Anette Paaes
Malabar Restaurant
Hanmer Springs


— Anette Paaes, Hanmer Springs

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