Brookfields Vineyards is situated between Napier and Hastings. Originally founded in 1937 the winery was purchased in 1977 by Peter Robertson who has transformed it into a leading small volume winery for the connoisseur. Producing just 8,000 to 10,000 cases of wine per year Brookfield’s best wines are the classic Bordeaux style varieties of Chardonnay and Cabernet. Whilst shy of competitions, the winery has won its share of gold including a gold for its 2003 Merlot Cabernet at the 2005 Royal Easter Wine Show. Winemaker Peter Robertson’s Marshall Bank Chardonnay is creamy, toasty and complex. His gold label Cabernet Merlot is characterised by a dark colour and ripe fruit flavours. Both wines are made for cellaring.
Brookfields welcomes visitors to its tasting room and restaurant.
- Brookfields Merlot Cabernet 2003 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
- Brookfields Hillside Syrah 2002 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2004, Blue Gold Award Winners)
- BROOKFIELDS RESERVE VINTAGE CABERNET MERLOT 2009 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
- Brookfields Hillside Syrah 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2007, New Zealand wines - Gold and Silver medals)
Peter Robertson says wine should always enhance the food with which its served. For visitors, a glass of Brookfields wine with lunch or dinner at the winery is an experience not to be missed! The pairing of fine cuisine using only the finest Hawke's Bay produce, and a quality Brookfield wine, is exemplary.
Brookfields Winery is an impressive venue during the day with its beautiful rose gardens, views of the vineyard, hand-made brick winery, tasting room and the pétanque court. With evening functions you will be surrounded by barrels of wine maturing in the racks, forming a unique atmosphere and experience. Centre stage is the inglenook fireplace which provides welcome warmth in the winter months and a unique ambience.
For private functions, from corporate and promotional events to weddings or intimate gatherings, a function at Brookfields is a celebration, an experience!
Brookfields Vineyards is now a 'Function Venue' and does not provide casual lunches.