Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

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Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard is a family-owned wine company based in Milawa, Victoria, Australia. Brown Brothers was founded in 1889 by John Francis Brown and continues to be owned and operated by his descendants on the original property. Brown Brothers makes wine from a wide range of grape varieties and into a range of styles.

History

In 2009, Brown Brothers was asked to join Australian wine alliance Australia’s First Families of Wine a multi-million-dollar venture to help resurrect the fortunes of the $6 billion industry highlighting the quality and diversity of Australian wine.[1][2] The 12 member alliance includes Brown Brothers, Campbells, Taylors, DeBortoli, McWilliam’s, Tahbilk, Tyrell’s, Yalumba, D'Arenberg, Howard Park, Jim Barry and Henschke. The main criteria is that the family-owned companies need to have a “landmark wine” in their portfolios listed under Langton’s Classification and/or 75% agreement by group that a wine is considered “iconic”, must have the ability to do at least a 20-year vertical tasting, have a history going back a minimum of two generations, ownership of vineyards more than 50 years old and/or ownership of distinguished sites which exemplify the best of terroir, commitment to export and environmental best practice, appropriate cellar door experience, and be paid-up members of the Winemakers Federation of Australia.[1][3][4]

Grape varieties

Brown Brothers has made wine from the following grape varieties over the years.

Wine styles

Vineyards

Brown Brothers has vineyards in Victoria, Australia and Tasmania, Australia with a variety of climates and soil types.

  • Kayena (Established: 1994) Varieties: Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet, Alvarinho, Viognier & Pinot noir

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Simon Evans, The Australian Financial Review, Tuesday 18 August 2009, Page 61
  2. Chris Snow, Decanter Magazine, 17 August 2009, Top Australian wineries team up to push super-premium wines
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