Art Label

Shangri-La Gewürztraminer 2023

Gewurztraminer is our favourite variety -  fragrant, pure and intensely beautiful just like the sunset over Tasman Bay on its label.

Entitled "Centre of New Zealand", this label is part of our art series featuring works by Nelson artist Michelle Bellamy. The painting was commissioned to celebrate the vibrant beauty of the Nelson region. 


$23.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

This Gewürztraminer is pure and focused with intriguing notes of rose petal and Turkish delight. It’s a dynamic wine with perfect harmony and balance.

Read Winemaker’s Notes

Nelson art to the world

Shangri-La stands for harmony, bright colours, vibrancy and incredibly intense flavours. We initiated the art series containing Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir to show-case these unique Nelson traits to the Japanese export market.

Contemporary Nelson landscape artist Michelle Bellamy created the paintings for the labels. Through precision brushwork and careful layering she captured the essence of the magnificent Nelson region.

Daniel Schwarzenbach standing behind a bin full of pink Gewurztraminer grapes. In the background you can see a row of green vines with bird-netting draped over the top.


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 Gewürztraminer 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.