John Thirkell - Marketing Manager:

John joined Brookfields Vineyards in 1997 - after 28 years working in the professional corporate world both locally and overseas.

Looking to enjoy his early retirement he and his wife decided to relocate and live in Hawke’s Bay. After enjoying a short period of semi-retirement in the Bay - John joined the team here at Brookfields Vineyards - as the marketing manager and all around hands-on good guy.

Over the past 18 years John has seen Brookfields diverse range of quality wines become recognised and respected both locally and on the international stage.

On your visit to Brookfields Winery it is a high probability that if either Sharon or Peter are not there to greet you at the cellar door - it will definitely be the charming and ever so charismatic John. Greeting you with a large, friendly smile and plenty of great stories about the wines and any events going in the winery and around Hawke’s Bay.