Nestled amongst vineyards, native plantings, olive trees, a cricket ground and lying alongside Marlborough’s Opawa River, Founder Dave Clouston and Winemaker Sanna Stander use the black cottage to host international guests and friends alike. Days are spent playing cricket, clay bird shooting, cooking fresh fish on the BBQ and drinking delicious wine. The company is fun, life is good. Welcome to Black Cottage… You will not want to leave.
As a family run winery, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. In Marlborough our backyard is vineyard country and we see it as our duty, as custodians of this land, to boost biodiversity, increase habitat for native bird life and improve soil health. We do this by being part of the Sustainable Winegrowers New Zealand programme, we’ve embarked on a planting programme that will see over 1000 native plants established on the banks of the Opawa River, we use environmentally friendly light weight bottles to reduce carbon emissions and our whole range of wines are vegan friendly from the 2020 vintage.