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“Nice Introduction to the Wines of Hawk's Bay”

Brookfields Vineyards
Ranked #27 of 77 things to do in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Brookfields was the first vineyard we stopped at on our winery tour of Hawk's Bay. We were impressed that the owner's wife was our guide! The grounds were very beautiful, especially since there had been a wedding there the night before and there were still rose petals all around! Our guide took us right up to the vines and explained where they were at in the ripening process--ready to pick off leaves to expose the fruit to the sun. Then we went inside where our group had our own room for the tasting. There was a little explanation about each wine that we tried--pinot gris, chardonnay, sirah, sauv blanc and a dessert wine. There were a few quiz questions with the winners earning a free bottle of wine! We could tell that all the wine was well made, though it was not to our taste. Still, the beauty of the winery and the dedication of the winemaker made the visit very enjoyable.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Sharon was fabulous passionate about the wines and we enjoyed tasting a selection of white, red and desert wines. The group asked lots of questions which Sharon happily answered. A lovely experience for everyone.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

A wonderful tasting of several of their wines in a barrel room with Sharon our host. Full of knowledge and extremely passionate which is what you want from a good host. Really good wines. We will be back next time

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite wineries in this region. The wine tasting experience here is a must!! Sharon has been our host each time and she is just wonderful! You are led to a seating area in a wine barrel room for the tasting, where you are able to sit down and try most of their wines that are offered for sale. There are no rules in the tasting and you are able to try as many or as little as you wish. Sharon is so knowledgable on the winery's history, the wines, and the local area; she even helped us map out other wineries to try and recommended a fabulous Napier restaurant for our dinner. Brookfield's truly cares about their customers and making sure they get what they are paying for by offering free shipping in NZ on 6 or more bottles upon purchase. I mention this because it can get quite hot in the summer and toting around your bottles all day in the heat can cause the wine to move, but instead you can have your wine packed in the evening and next day shipped overnight to your door step! The biggest bonus for us with Brookfields, is that not only are their wines great, but their prices are so reasonable, we have yet to walk out of there without purchasing at least 6 bottles.

Thank Lindsay H
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I searched for the best vineyard in Napier and came across this one. I went with my wife and four children. We were warmly greeted by John who offered to show us around and explain how things work. We appreciated the way he explained and answered our questions.

Though none of us are particularly wine-loving, we all found this trip to the vineyard very valuable and interesting. It was an informative afternoon!

Thank Jordan Jongho P
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