Black Barn is owned by Andy Coltart and Kim Thorp. They are a small vineyard just five minutes from the Village of Havelock North in Hawkes Bay Wine Country. Their focus is on premium Bordeaux styled red varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Their award winning whites include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. They are a very small, premium wine producer with a total planted area of just 20 acres. The vineyards are divided into no less than 28 tiny sub blocks which are all monitored and harvested separately and the fruit is hand picked to ensure optimum ripeness and fruit quality.
The Vineyard is a elevated north facing site on the lower slopes of the Te Mata hills, which is not only an excellent location for grape growing it also provides them with stunning views, with a warm sheltered micro-climate.