Peter Robertson - Owner / Chief Winemaker:

Peter Robertson of Brookfields Vineyards has been crafting exquisite wines from his vineyards in and around Meeanee, Napier in Hawkes' Bay since he bought the winery back in 1977.

Peter is often referred to as 'a quiet achiever', diligently going about his business, shunning the spotlight, letting his wines speak for themselves. And for over 37 years, those wines have certainly been telling a fascinating story.

Peter's quiet confidence becomes much more vocal when he is talking about his wines, as it should, for they are uniformly brilliant, invariably showing the meticulous attention to detail that characterises the man himself. It is the depth, excellence and it is this brilliance across all varietals that reminds you of his adept talent.

"It is my belief that superior wine comes from superior fruit, great wines are made in the vineyard. Much of the winemaking at Brookfields is traditional. The 'Bergman' Chardonnay is barrel fermented. The Reserve reds are hand plunged and then aged in oak barrels for at least a year. Time is a winemaker's friend."

- Peter Robertson