The incomparable setting


Brookdale has launched the maiden vintage of its unique Sixteen (white) Field Blend, as well as the fourth vintage of its old-vine Brookdale Chenin Blanc.  The two new wines showcase the diversity of Brookdale as one of the new wine-producing treasures of the Paarl Winelands.

The two stars of the show


Under the gentle hand of winemaker Kiara Scott, the two new wines share the benefit of a minimal intervention approach to winemaking that results in a unique combination of character and elegance in the glass.

Sixteen Field Blend


Brookdale Sixteen Field Blend (2021) is a celebration of the ancient, lost art of field blend winemaking. In 2018, sixteen different white varieties were interplanted as bush vines on Brookdale. These include cultivars that have flourished for centuries in France’s Rhône River Valley, the Mediterranean coastline, and the Iberian Peninsula. Planted together for structure and complexity, and some for acidity, the wine reveals a wide range of flavours, as well as versatility and enjoyment with food. A multitude of aromas on the nose, including some jasmine, orange blossom, apples, pears, even a grape or two, leads to a soft concentrated minerality in the mouth–delicious and very special. Only 1200 bottles were produced in this maiden vintage, with limited availability from the estate at R295 per bottle.

The Chenin


From old-vine Chenin Blanc (1985) grown on decomposed shale and granite, Brookdale’s flagship Chenin Blanc is one of the certified old Chenin vines found in the Drakenstein region.On the palate, the sensational white fruit initially encountered on the nose continues. The mineral structure is enlivened by soft buoyant acids and a mouth-coating citrus purity. The finish is luminous, with a real granitic freshness. The wine is available in limited quantities (4000 bottles were produced) at R295 per bottle.

More about Brookdale

Gracious living at its best

The elegant Manor House at Brookdale Estate is a refuge of wellness, and a haven of tranquillity for up to 12 guests. It offers luxury accommodation, warm hospitality and delicious, farm-fresh cuisine, set against a dramatic backdrop of the Klein Drakenstein mountains.

Elegant gardens

Brookdale Estate has also broken ground on the next step in its journey, with an upcoming restaurant, tasting lounge and cellar, set to open in the summer of 2022/23. Here visitors may once again ‘expect the unexpected’ with menus crafted by Executive Chef Gary Coetzee, along with wine tasting experiences to nourish the mind, as much as the palate.



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Brookdale wines are for sale at leading wine merchants in Cape Town and Johannesburg and may be ordered from the estate for delivery countrywide: