Sauvignon Blanc 2023

It’s fresh, it’s zingy and satisfyingly dry – summer's on the way!  

Share it with your friends next time they pop round - with a platter of local cheeses or freshly caught blue cod for the perfect afternoon in sunny Nelson…


$20.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

A lively and fragrant Sauvignon Blanc with a captivating line of citrus and gooseberry. It delivers excellent weight and concentration, elegantly balanced with a dash of juicy acidity.

It’s our Moutere clay soils, the dazzling Nelson sun and the finger prints of our fabulous team that make our wines unique. We hope you’ll enjoy.

Read Winemaker’s Notes
Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in summer.  The canopy is vibrant green and you can see large bunches of grapes on the vines.  In the foreground there is lush green grass with lots of yellow flowers.  The sky is bright blue.


90/100 Bob Campbell MW,

Vibrant, high energy sauvignon with gooseberry, green capsicum, lime zest and lemon blossom flavours. Assertive acidity helps drive a lengthy drying finish. Great with freshly shucked oysters. 18 AUG 2023

New Zealand International Wine Competition 2023

Silver Medal

Certified vegan

To make this wine, we haven't used classic fining agents such as fish, milk, or egg extracts and only minimal additives.

This means our Sauvignon Blanc is very natural and vegan friendly. In fact, it is certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.

Isabelle Schwarzenbach picking white grapes. She's working on a very old vine with a large trunk.  The grass and leaf canopy are vibrant green and the sun is shining.

The season

Our 20th year of growing grapes at Blackenbrook Vineyard!

Mother Nature gave us beautiful spring weather for flowering and pollination, setting us up for a good crop.

Summer was quite wet and the vines grew at a crazy pace. We kept mowing, trimming and leaf-plucking the fruit zone but it was a real struggle to stay on top of the phenomenal growth.

Going into harvest the fruit was clean but extremely fragile – and so were our nerves. But two weeks of stunning autumn weather was all we needed to hand-pick our biggest crop ever with beautiful ripeness and flavours – a challenging season with a happy ending.