Blackenbrook celebrates ten years

Blackenbrook celebrates ten years

Black­en­brook vine­yard recently cel­eb­rated its tenth birth­day. As vine­yards go, it is pretty young — not even a teen­ager yet. Don’t let its youth con­fuse you though. Its wines would sug­gest a much more estab­lished vine­yard. The idyll­ic 20-hec­tare vine­yard, with a north­ern aspect, looks over Tas­man and the Moutere Inlet. Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach […]

Something in the air

Something in the air

There is some­thing going on at Wool­la­ston Estates in Nel­son; there’s move­ment at the sta­tion, word has got around. I recently spent a very enjoy­able after­noon with Shane Munn, the wine­maker, tast­ing wine from the bottle and the bar­rel. There’s a sniff of mad sci­ent­ist about Munn — unruly hair and a focused mind — […]