Top awards, exciting wine events and celebrations at our Nelson winery

Spring in sunny Nelson

Spring at Blackenbrook Vineyard, Nelson, New Zealand
Our vines are romping away - so lucky to have a fab vineyard team to keep things tidy. 

Shoot-thinning and wire-lifting are top priority at the moment to regulate crop load and protect the young shoots from the strong wind.

Vintage 2022 in the making...

Harvest 2021 - small but so intense!

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2021, New Zealand

The grapes are in! 
It was a brief harvest with lots of blue sky, a happy picking crew and outstanding quality. 

Quantities were down this year because of a cold snap during flowering that affected most of the country, but the fermenting wines already show huge promise... watch this space!

Late summer at Blackenbrook Vineyard

Blackenbrook Pinot Noir Block in sunny Nelson, New Zealand

The nets are on, neatly clipped up to protect the precious grapes from the ever-so hungry birds.  

The canopy exudes vibrancy and health, working hard to produce amazing flavours and sugar for the upcoming vintage 2021.  

Let's keep the fingers crossed for tons of sunshine and dry weather.  Harvest is expected to start mid-March - watch this space!

Spring in the Vineyard

Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer in spring, Nelson, New Zealand
The vineyard looks incredibly healthy and lush, loving the warm spring sun interspersed with regular gentle rainfall.

We can literally watch the young shoots extend - they average a staggering 2cm of growth per day!

It's these bright green leaves that produce the energy for the new canopy and next year's crop.

In the center of the photo you can see the tiny flower head - also called inflorescence. It will more than double in size before flowering can commence in a month's time.

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