Award-winning Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 released!

The wait is over and we can finally release the first two wines from the exceptional 2020 vintage, the Sauvignon Blanc and Rose!

The growing season was an absolute delight, putting smiles on everyone’s face!  The vines loved the gentle spring rain and quickly produced a healthy, vibrantly green canopy.  In December, our Nelson sun made for perfect flowering and good pollination.

Summer brought many weeks of blue skies, interspersed with brief rain falls, just enough to keep the soil moisture up and the vines thriving.

We couldn’t believe our luck when we saw the weather pattern continue right into harvest in mid-March! The fruit was in perfect condition with high sugar levels and tremendous flavour intensity, probably the best we’ve ever seen it!

As Covid-19 started to cast long shadows over the country, we managed to complete harvest 2020 just hours before the start of lockdown.

Our new releases are off to a flying start and are already attracting exceptional feedback from New Zealand's most knowledgeable wine writers.  We hope you'll love them as much as we do!