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Brown Brothers has been named a 5-star winery in the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion

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Brown Brothers has been named a 5-star winery in the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion

Alongside some of Australia’s best producers, Brown Brothers has been named a 5-star winery in the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion for the tenth year in a row at this year’s awards and 11 wines achieved a rating of 90 or above:

‘An outstanding winery with a long track record of excellence, having held a 5-star rating continuously for 10 years – truly the best of the best.”

Among this year’s top performers are the heroes of their Patricia range, scoring 95 points and above:

Patricia Sparkling Brut 2014, 96 points
“78/22% Pinot Noir/Chardonnay, on lees for 6 years. Fruit from the Whitlands Plateau – one of the highest vineyards in Australia – possessing a rare vitality for a 6-year-old sparkling. Patricia’s signature purity of fruit expression and exhilarating acidity are present, with a persistent, fine bubble. Lemon zest, straw, apple custard, and biscuit. Youthful exuberance with grapefruit, citrus, almond meal and a clean creaminess.”  – Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

Patricia Chardonnay 2019, 95 points
“67/33% Hazards/Kayena vineyards. Matured in French oak barrels (29% new). The word refined comes to mind with Patricia. Everything is in its place; the result – one presumes – of diligent, thoughtful winemaking. Superfine flavours built around nectarine, citrus, patisserie, biscuit and a surge of tangy acidity. Energy to burn. Should age a treat.”  – Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

Patricia Shiraz 2017, 95 points (yet to be released!)
“From a top vintage, Patricia Shiraz in all of its ripe, sweet, concentrated fruit intensity. A seamless beauty, drinking beautifully now, but with a long road still ahead of it. Lifted, heady aromas of blue, black, and red fruits, violets, wood smoke, and gentle spice. Crushed velvet on the tongue, with well-judged oak, tight, well-tuned tannins, and lashings of generous fruit. Immerse yourself.” – Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

“The fruit was sourced from some of the highest quality vineyards across Victoria to create a complex yet balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Individual parcels were matured in new and aged French oak barriques for 18 months before being blended to achieve concentrated fruit character and subtle tannins giving this wine sensational length and cellaring potential.” 95 points Halliday Wine Companion


For Brown Brothers followers and aficionados,.. We present  you with a Full list of Brown Family Wine Group wines scoring  90 points and above:


Brown Brothers:

Patricia Sparkling Brut (2014 vintage label) has 96 points

Patricia Chardonnay (2019 label) has 95 points

Patricia Shiraz (2017 label) has 95 points

Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon (2018 label) has 95 points

Shiraz Mondeuse and Cabernet Sauvignon (2015 label) has 94 points


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