Being a boutique vineyard most of our premium wines are limited release and only available through our Cellar Door, Bistro, Luxury Retreats and our website. Our fruit is selectively picked to ensure optimum quality and ripeness, our artisan winemaking philosophy produces wines of depth, character and cellaring ability that has been rewarded with a string of accolades over the years. Below you will find information on our current release wine, also options for Wine Tasting at Black Barn.
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Many of these wines are only available directly from us and not through retailers or restaurants. Orders are for a minimum total of five bottles and from there on, in multiples of six. However, you are free to mix and match the wines you choose to make up your boxes of six. Oh, and you can also order the 'Black Barn Book' which includes free shipping within NZ.
Summer just wouldn't be Summer without a glass of Black Barn Rosé. Pale with clean, crisp characters perfect for summer! It is made from our premium Merlot grapes in front of Rush Cottage. Limit of 4 dozen per order.
Aromas of fresh nashi pear, citrus blossom and a hint of ginger layered with a hint of creme brulee. The rich, full palate reveals fleshy succulent fleshy notes with a finely textured balance leading into a long finish. A crafted fine food wine.
Violet florals, a subtle white spice note with an intergrated Oak background.
Vibrant fruit, gentle tannins and soft acidity give a lingering finish.
Our most awarded wine. With aromas of stone fruit and citrus, layered with toast and spice from 100% barrel fermentation and extended barrel ageing.
Drink now or Cellar for 8+ years.
Chardonnay is Black Barn's most awarded wine.
Our new release Chardonnay is no exception.
Crisp, medium-bodied, elegant Chardonnay with struck flint, mineral, citrus, grapefruit, white peach and smoky oak flavours. The wine has an appealingly ethereal texture and a lengthy finish.
Capturing the spirit of Hawke’s Bay and Black Barn through text and Poetry by Gregory O’Brien and Jenny Bornholdt and outstanding imagery by Brian Culy, this book was two years in the making.
Includes free shipping within NZ.
This wine commemorates a remarkable woman who we look to as ‘The Godmother’ of Black Barn Vineyards.
Arriving from Ischia in 1947, Concetta Lombardi settled in Havelock North.
Under her Kiwi name Tina Green with husband Bill they established Lombardi Wines. In 1994, as leaseholders of the land and in acknowledgement of Tina, we planted five rows in the Italian varieties of Sangiovese and Montepulciano. This is a stunning Italian blend celebrating a proud woman who may have become a Kiwi blend herself, but like this wine, also remained proudly and staunchly Italian.
Made from 100% hand picked, estate grown Chardonnay grapes this is a superb Methode Traditionelle. Black Barn has gained a significant reputation for its chardonnays and 2010 was one of our best vintages yet. We set aside a limited amount of that volume to create this outstanding Blanc de Blanc. It is only available through the Cellar Door and the only restaurant you'll find it in will be Black Barn Bistro.
Rarely made but highly sought after, this ‘Amber’ Wine is an excellent example of our continued evolution as an artisan winegrower. A co-ferment of Viognier and Pinto Gris, the result is a wine of depth, uncompromised quality and complexity. Aromas of Turkish delight, fleshy apricot and underlying floral notes. The palate has fine tannins, excellent acid balance and a long finish from extended time on skins.
Enjoy with meals you’d match red wine with.
Individual vineyard parcels selectively picked.
Burnt cherry, bramble with a restrained oak presence. A fruit driven Pinot Noir with soft acidity and a long finish.
Unfiltered and no fining.
Cellaring 3+ years
One of the famous Spanish varieties. The Black Barn 2014 Tempranillo is a beautiful earthy wine with character and cellaring potential. It displays red plum and berry characters with seductive tannins and soft acidity. Perfect with red meat dishes. Limited release & one of the best yet!
By careful selection this Non – Vintage sparkling blend displays complexity on the nose, has a rich mouth filling texture that is harmonious, with a lingering finish. Enjoy – either as a celebration of something special, or simply as an aperitif before a meal.