The winery "Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard" is located in Milawa in the King Valley in the northeast of the state of Victoria in Australia, The origin lies in the purchase of a property by the Canadian immigrated Scots John Graham in 1857. His son John Francis Brown (1867-1943) planted in 1885 the first vines and produced in 1889 the first wine. This year is considered the founding of the winery. His son John Charles Brown (1915-2004) took over the business with 35 hectares of vineyards and operated in addition to viticulture and agriculture. After his wife Patricia (like her husband 1915-2004) is named a premium wine line. He built this to its present importance and is considered the "father of Victorian viticulture". Despite the size, the company is still managed as a pure family business today. Leading positions are led by two brothers, John Graham Brown and Ross Brown, as CEO, as well as fourth generation sons and daughters. Since 2009, the company has been a member of Australia's First Families of Wine Family Wineries Association. Ownership also includes the winery All saints in the area Rutherglen,
The vineyards cover 750 hectares of vineyards in the states of Victoria and Tasmania with the vineyards or wineries Milawa, Mystic Park, Whitlands, Banksdale, Heathcote, The Hazards and Kayena. Contract winemakers also deliver grapes. It is a variety of grape varieties from France, Italy and Spain cultivated or processed. These are the white wine varieties Alvarinho. Arneis. Chenin Blanc. Chardonnay. Chasselas. Colombard. Crouchen. flora. Gewurztraminer, Orange Muscat ( Muscat Fleur d'Oranger ) Sauvignon Blanc. Gordo. Marsanne. Pinot Gris. Riesling. Roussanne. Sultana. Sylvaner. Trebbiano Toscano. Verdelho. Viognier. Vermentino, White Frontignan Muscat Blanc ) and Zibibbo ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ), as well as the red wines Aglianico. Barbera. Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cienna. Dolcetto. Durif. Graciano. Lagrein, Malbec ( Cot ) Marzemino. Merlot. Mondeuse Noire. Nebbiolo. Petit Verdot. Pinot Meunier. Pinot Noir. Ruby Cabernet. Sangiovese. Schioppettino, Shiraz ( Syrah ) Tarrango. Tempranillo and Zinfandel ( Tribidrag ).
The management is carried out according to the environmentally friendly guidelines of Integrated Pest Management ( Integrated pest management ) with the goal up sustainability, These include pest control with "soft" chemicals while waiving broadband insecticides, as greening and land cover with mulch and rape in order to supply the soil with natural nutrients, In part, an artificial must irrigation respectively. The vinification is carried out in addition to Whole bunch pressing and cold fermentation and traditional methods. A peculiarity is that despite the size up microvinification is set. This means that in addition to the high-volume consumer wines, high-quality wines are also produced in relatively small units using "boutique cellars" (à la Garage wines ) to be produced. It produces a huge assortment of 60 wines in various wine styles under the brands Brown Brothers (Victoria), Devil's Corner, Pierie and Tamar Ridge (all Tasmania). These are still wines, dessert wines, fortified wines in port wine style and bottle-fermented sparkling wines. Every year 6 million bottles or 500,000 boxes of wine are produced.