Black Barn Vineyards

We are a boutique vineyard just five minutes from the Village of Havelock North in Hawke’s Bay Wine Country. Our focus is on premium Bordeaux styled red varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Our award winning whites include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All our wines are Estate Grown and the fruit is hand-picked. With just over 25 acres many of our wines are available only through the cellar door and this website.

Our elevated north facing site on the lower slopes of the Te Mata hills is not only an excellent location for grape growing it also provides us with stunning views, a warm sheltered micro-climate and a perfect situation for the visitor to spend an hour or two, a night or two or even a week or two. You can taste our wines; have lunch at the Bistro, a Summer Saturday morning at the Grower’s Market and art gallery, an evening at a concert in the amphitheatre or all of the above by staying in one of our properties. Because we are not large, we are very keen on building a relationship with the person who consumes our wine. This is why we encourage people into Hawkes Bay and into our vineyard. While a virtual visit is OK, nothing can replace the experience of actually being here. We are open seven days and we welcome a call or a visit sometime soon.

Wine Awards

  • Black Barn Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2008 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Black Barn Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Black Barn Reserve Merlot 2002 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Black Barn Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Black Barn Vineyards Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Black Barn Vineyards Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)

Black Barn Bistro

Black Barn Bistro is the perfect place to spend an hour or two at absorbing the atmosphere of Wine Country. It is in the heart of the vineyard surrounded by vines and a table on the large generous veranda lets you look right out across the region. In warmer weather a courtyard covered by a canopy of grapes is also a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The lunch menu is light, fresh and delicious. There is an emphasis on freshly grown Hawkes Bay produce, the selection changes with the seasons.

While the Bistro presents a beautifully casual atmosphere for lunch, every Friday evening it is transformed for an intimate dinner experience. Twilight and evening landscapes out across the region provide a stunning backdrop for any occasion. During summer months the fairy lit courtyard is also the perfect location for dinner.

Luxury Vineyard Retreats

Black Barn Vineyards in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand offers sixteen unique properties for nightly vacation rental.

Each is fully self-contained and exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. Each is selected for its prime location, unique character and original style. They are all luxuriously appointed to reflect their individual character with the very best in furnishings, bedding, fabrics, kitchenware and amenities. From an eight bedroom luxury retreat to a two bedroom turn-of-the-century cottage in the heart of the vineyard, for a truly unique holiday experience, these properties are recognised as amongst the very best available in New Zealand.

Black Barn Rd
Havelock North
Hawkes Bay

P: +64 6 877 7985
F: +64 6 877 7816

CONTACT: Francis de Jager