Art Label

Shangri-La Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Come and experience our little piece of paradise. The vibrant green vineyard, the sheep, the ranges in the background and the long white cloud in the sky - this is where we live and play.

Entitled "Spring at Blackenbrook's", this label is part of our art series featuring works by Nelson artist Michelle Bellamy. The painting was commissioned to celebrate land and vineyard in sunny Nelson.

$25.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

The Sauvignon Blanc 2022 bursts out of your glass with intense gooseberry, citrus and elderflower notes. Zesty and alive, there's a wonderful purity and delicacy to this wine.

Read Winemaker’s Notes
Oil painting titled "Spring at Blackenbrook's" by Michelle Bellamy showing the view from the top of the vineyard.  Next to the vineyard white sheep are grazing.  The family home and the winery are also in the painting.  In the background the Richmond Ranges and a deep blue sky with a long white cloud can be seen.

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.

A vibrant green bunch of Sauvignon blanc grapes surrounded by green leaves.

Reviews

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com

Pungent and lively bouquet with powerful scents of meyer lemon and summer warmed green apple, a combination of fresh herbs and tropical fruits add concentration and drive. On the palate an equally intense wine with a core of fruit, salivating acid line and flavours that reflect the bouquet.

Delicious and fresh, a great summer wine for 2023 through 2025.

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.

Ursula Schwarzenbach with a tray of muffins out in the vineyard.  She is wearing shorts, t-shirt and a facemask.  On the right side some pickers are having their morning tea. The sky is blue.

The season

It started off like a dream: a warm spring, mild conditions for flowering and a strong fruit set, lots of blue skies and just enough rainfall to keep the vineyard happy and working at its best.

But 70mm of rain followed by two weeks of warm, humid weather in February had us worried about our crop. The weather recovered, but the grapes were now fragile and wouldn’t survive another big rain event.

And where would we find pickers? Covid 19 was raging and the borders closed. But the community support was absolutely amazing with lots of people offering their help. We ended up bringing in a beautiful harvest with the best picking team ever – such a relief!