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“Pretty place, nice wines, and friendly staff”

Brookfields Vineyards
Ranked #26 of 78 things to do in Napier
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

We visited mid-week and were the only tasters. They were however, setting up tables and glassware for a huge group from a cruise ship. We sampled a couple of wines each but could not purchase because of travel constraints. The Pino Gris was brand new, young but still very pleasant. The grounds are lovely and we enjoyed the wine and the atmosphere. Not sure I want to be there with 250 others off a ship, but our visit was great.

Thank Jamie B
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

He came on a miserable rainy day so it didn't add to the charm of the place which looked bit run down and not fancy at all. But the wines were the best we have tasted in this area. First reds we were impressed with. Definitely worth the trip if you are after the wines.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Brookfields hadn't been on my radar but someone from another vineyard said I had to go there, and I'm so glad I did! It's charming and a bit secluded, intimate, old-school, with a very laid back, welcoming vibe. I sat down for a tasting w/ John (one of the owners), a funny man with entertaining and informative stories for all different subjects that eventually lead back to wine. Listening to him talk would've been enough, but they also do some cracking good wines! I don't think I've ever laughed more during a tasting. Absolutely check out this beautiful little vineyard.

Thank RavensRetribution
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

Loved the fact that we were the only ones at this really pretty vineyard. The proprietor, a man of maturer years, had a lot of bottles open (the whites weren't chilled but actually at some tasting rooms they are over-chilled so they are much harder to taste) and the tasting just kind of evolved depending on what we liked and didn't like. He loved hearing about our family etc and he was keen to tell us about his. There was no charge for the tasting which did mean we felt we should buy a bottle or two, since he'd been really generous with his time and wines (one of the bottles sold in a London restaurant for £120 or maybe it was NZ$).

Thank Pippola18
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

This was the last and best of four wineries we visited on a Hawke's Bay wine tour. It was very non-traditional. Clearly not be most beautiful Cellar Door that we visited. John sat us around a table in his barrel room and began quizzing us about wines. He was eager to share his overall knowledge about wines, not just have us taste his wines. He also had some great stories. It was an hour of education and entertainment, not to mention that we got to taste a number of good wines too!

Thank Mark S
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