Purpose-built as a winery, Brookfields is built on tradition and sustainability combining the best techniques from the past and today, to produce exciting wines each year from their own or shared ownership Hawke's Bay vineyards.
The history of Brookfields is revealed in the handmade 25cm concrete blocks used to build the winery and the cellar in the 1930s. These handmade blocks create the perfect environment for ageing great wines and keeping the cellar cool during Hawke's Bay's hot summers.
Peter creates classic wines with grapes only grown in specific locations and to his strict growing policy - expressing the essence of place. The Brookfields reputation has been built on stunning red wines. The 1989 'Gold Label' Cabernet / Merlot amazed traditional wine critics and the trade on its release. Its sheer weight and flavour made it the wine of the vintage. Subsequent vintages have firmly placed Brookfields as one of Hawke's Bay's best red winemakers.
Brookfields produces between 8,000 and 10,000 cases of wine each year and even in a great vintage, that won't change a great deal. Peter says he has no desire to push up volumes and chase expansion when there's always the challenge of creating an even more dramatic wine.
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All the tours shown either include a visit to Brookfields in their standard itineraries or it can be included on request.
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