Founded in 1937, Brookfields Vineyards is Hawke's Bay's Oldest Boutique Winery, situated alongside the glistening waters of the Tutaekuri River, between Napier and Hastings. The winery was purchased by the current owner, Peter Robertson, in 1977, who has since transformed Brookfields into a leading winery for New Zealand premium wines. 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 25mm concrete blocks used to build the winery and the cellar in the 1930s. These hand-made blocks create the perfect environment for ageing great wines and keeping the cellar cool during Hawke's Bay's hot summers. Brookfields produces between 8,000 and 10,000 cases of wine each year. In a great vintage that won't change a great deal. There is no desire to push up volumes and chase expansion when there's the challenge of creating an even more dramatic wine.
Grape Variety : Chardonnay
It is rich in stone-fruit with subtle oak due to its barrel fermentation in a mixture of French and American barriques. There is stonefruit, a hint of citrus, and length on the palate.