Nice words from our lovely customers

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 ūüĎĆūüĎĆūüĎĆ

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, ‚ÄúAbsolutely divine‚ÄĚ.¬†

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 Gew√ľrztraminer

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 Gew√ľrztraminer 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

Delicious Nelson aromatic wines

 Fantastic feedback from Phillip Reay, wine commentator for Wild Tomato Magazine!

— Phillip Reay, Wild Tomato Magazine

Late summer at the Blackenbrook Family Vineyard 

Your vineyard is looking gorgeous with the cut grass and the netting ‚Äď 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

A rising Star!

Nelson wine commentator Neil HodgsonBlackenbrook Vineyard is a rising star, making some of the most pure flavoured wine in the market place.  Their Sauvignon Blanc is a regular gold medal winner and has picked up a trophy, too, an exceptional effort when you consider the size of the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc production.

Read the article here.

Neil Hodgson, The Nelson Mail, 25 Nov 2014


— Neil Hodgson, Nelson Wine Writer


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





Gratulation zum 10jaehrigen Jubilaeum

Liebe Familie Schwarzenbach, 

Antonie & Rolf Ruhland, satisfied customers visiting NelsonWir gratulieren herzlich zum 1ojaehrigen Geschaeftsjubilaeum und wuenschen Ihnen weiterhin viel Erfolg und eine glueckliche Winzerhand.

Wir schaetzen Ihren Wein und trinken mit Freude einige Ihrer Sorten. Schoen, dass wir ihn hier in Deutschland bestellen koennen. Die Qualitaet ist hervorragend und wir denken bei jeder Flasche an die wunderbare Landschaft in Ihrer Region, aber auch an unsere Freunde in NZ. Mein Mann zaehlt schon die Tage bis zum Abflug, es sind noch etwa 9O. Hoffen wir, dass wir gesund bleiben.  Zur Ueberbrueckung dieser Zeit dienen auch Ihre guten Tropfen.

Ihnen alles erdenklich Gute und bis dann im Januar 2O15 vor Ort.
Antonie & Rolf Ruhland

— Antonie & Rolf Ruhland, Germany

ÔĽŅ10 Year Anniversary¬†

Renowned New Zealand Wine Commentator Michael CooperBlackenbrook is one of the highest-achieving wineries on the Nelson scene, with a reputation for aromatic white wines - Pinot Gris, Gew√ľrztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc - that are rich and full of personality. Daniel and Ursula are currently celebrating their ten-year anniversary. It‚Äôs a major milestone, and as their vineyard matures ‚Äď to say nothing of the benefits of winemaker age ‚Äď Blackenbrook‚Äôs wines will surely get better and better.

Michael Cooper

— Michael Cooper, Auckland

Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc

I love the Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc! Very tasty!

Darryn Soper

— Darryn Soper

Fantastic service!

Thank you for such quick delivery! I could not believe it when our wine turned up on the same day that I ordered it - fantastic service and stunning wines.

Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Karen Barks

— Karen Barks, Nelson

Mapua Library film fund-raiser

Mapua Community LibraryDear Ursula, just a quick note to tell you how impressed everyone was with your beautiful wine! We think having your wine really added to the enjoyment of the evening, everyone thought they had a real treat for their donation! The wine truly is superb, reminded us of our first vintage you shared with us in 2006 and 07, delicious!
Analee Emery and Mapua Library Committee

— Analee Emery, Mapua Library Committee

Blackenbrook Reserve Pinot Noir 2010Blackenbrook Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Hi Ursula.... I'm so excited.... finally had a chance to open your 2010 Pinot Noir and I LOVE IT! It's rich, jammy, luscious mouth feel, smooth as silk, finely integrated tannins... do you have any left... love to order another 1/2 doz.

Graeme Nicholls, Wellington
PS. I've got to figure out how to get there for a visit.

— Graeme Nicholls, Wellington

Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2012

Hello Ursula

Thank you for our wine which arrived in good order at Lake Hawea.

Your wine is indeed beautiful!  I first tried your Chardonnay at the Alivate Bar in Wanaka ..... The rest, as they say, is history.

Keep doing what you’re doing!
Cheers for the New Year

Bern Healy, Lake Hawea

— Bern Healy, Lake Hawea

Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer rated well at¬†Forum Vini in M√ľnchen

Hallo Frau Schwarzenbach!

Forum Vini MuenchenManchmal muss es auch sch√∂ne Nachrichten geben: Ihr Gew√ľrztraminer wurde beim diesj√§hrigen Forum Vini in M√ľnchen blind verkostet, er kam wahnsinnig gut an.

Ganz spannend finde ich die Tatsache, dass niemand (wirklich niemand!) der Verkoster auf das Herkunftsland ‚ÄěNeuseeland‚Äú getippt hat! Der Wein hat viel Zuspruch gefunden ‚Äď diese gute Nachricht wollte ich Ihnen nicht vorenthalten! Herzlichen Gl√ľckwunsch!

Stefanie Klever
Neuseelandhaus GmbH

— Stefanie Klever, Neuseelandhaus GmbH, Germany

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