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“Hands down the best wine tasting experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brookfields Vineyards

Brookfields Vineyards
Brookfields Road, Meeanee, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand
(06) 834-4615
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Ranked #22 of 36 Activities in Napier
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Hands down the best wine tasting experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was hands down the best wine tasting experience we had while doing our wine tasting weekend in the region. We were not sure if the vineyard was open, but were so happy to find that is was. We were warmly greeted upon arrive and lead to a back barrel and function room where we sat at a table amongst barrels of wine racked along the wall, a stone fire place roaring and wonderful wines that were collected for us to try. The function room was so quant, but beautifully presented and made you feel like you were getting an extra special wine tasting. I am not sure who was issuing the wine tasting, but I had a feeling she might have been an owner or wine maker for the vineyard as she was quite knowledgeable but not in a pretentious sort of way. she sat down with us and lead us through the wines, all the while chatting with us like an old friend and offering wonderful recommendations for the area. The wines are wonderful and so affordable; we were shocked at how affordable they were as we were expecting the price tag, from that taste, to be in the$50 range, but no so, most were in the $20 range. We left this vineyard with a fair amount of wine purchased, but a wonderful and happy feeling. This was just such a wonderful experience I hope that anyone in the area takes the time to stop and visit Brookfields Vineyard.

Visited August 2013
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Friendly winemaker, great wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Loved this winery! The sun-dried Malbec is the wine to die for! We were met by the principal himself, who welcomed us in the warmest possible way. We spent the better part of 1,5 hours tasting and discussing the wines. Our favourite in New Zealand, not to be missed!

Visited March 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“My favourite winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We have been buying from Brookfields Vineyards intermittently for the last 14 years. This is our favourite winery. Sharon (co-owner) is always really welcoming. We have bought some reserve wines from them to keep for special occasions and they have always been absolutely beautiful. Their sauvignon blanc never fails to please. A fantastic winery with great owners.

Visited December 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“A 'must visit'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

If you only visit one winery in Hawkes Bay make it this one, and that is saying something given the number of high quality vineyards in the area. Wonderful tastings from people passionate and enthusiastic about their wines. You won't leave without buying something!

Visited January 2012
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Kapiti, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Every wine a winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The cellar door is casual but the people are very informative and highly engaged in their business. That they offer tasting from right across the range is quite unique in our experience. Often it is "we are only tasting these varietals"!
We have always enjoyed our visits here over the years and this has led to us recommending their wines to others

Visited October 2012
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