Brown Brothers, one of Australia’s foremost family-owned wine companies, has a history of Victorian winemaking dating back over 120 years. Having been founded by John Francis Brown in 1889, it was taken over by his son, John Charles Brown, who started experimenting with newer wine varieties. This tradition of innovation continues throughout Brown Brothers today.
A central member of Australia’s First Families of Wine, Brown Brothers is Australian owned and in the hands of its third and fourth generations under the collective name Brown Family Wine Group. Executive Director Ross Brown oversees and maintains the family’s reputation with over 60 wines in production. Brown Brothers are known worldwide for being an authority on varietal wines as well as winemaking innovation.
The Australian Wine Industry has gone through many changes throughout the history of Brown Brothers, but they take great pride in the fact that their foundations have remained solid. They’re still a family business and all the wines are still hand crafted in Milawa.
Brown Brothers Wines
The Brown Brothers winemaking philosophy is twofold. Firstly, they are dedicated to wine quality and secondly, they believe a wine-lover should always drink the wine they personally enjoy. Brown Brothers Wines' most popular drops include the refreshingly light and lively Prosecco and Moscato along with dry Rosé, Fiano, Tempranillo, Shiraz and Malbec.
Brown Brothers Cellar Door
Consistently voted one of the best cellar door experiences in Australia, the wonderful team at the Milawa cellar door, located in the northern end of the spectacular King Valley wine region, can guide visitors through many tasting experiences, with more than 40 Brown Brothers wines on offer. The Milawa cellar door is where all the innovation happens, making it the ideal location to taste new varieties and styles, including the cellar door label which is not available anywhere else.
Did you know...
When matriarch Patricia Brown found that Brown Brothers' flagship Patricia range was to bear her name, she demanded, "it had better be bloody good!" Hence, the wines must meet strict standards and subsequently, not every vintage makes it to bottle.