Brown Brothers Winery
A longstanding winery making everything from prosecco to pinot grigio, shiraz and a hearty durif.
The Yarra Valley is known and loved for its cooler-climate wines, celebrated vineyards and attractive sites that lure many visitors to the area. But off the beaten wine trail, northeast of the Yarra and away from the crowds, you'll find the 'Little Italy' of Australian wine production: King Valley. It's the epicentre of Italian farming and grape growing in Australia, and the resulting wine varieties, along with the surrounding Italian heritage, make the region a top spot to visit. Sangiovese and prosecco are the key players here, thanks to the strong Italian influence. With all this Italian epicurean culture around, it's incredibly easy to find a delicious meal to pair with these local wines. One winery you should call into is the famed Brown Brothers and its fine dining restaurant Patricia's Table.
Making wine since 1889, the family-run Brown Brothers Winery produces everything from King Valley staples like prosecco and pinot grigio to light and fruity moscatos, a big, bold shiraz and a hearty durif. Based on the philosophy that nobody should leave empty handed, it's all about experimentation, innovation and a dedication to making wines for all tastes. Each year Brown Brothers harvests over 18,000 tonnes of grapes to make 100-plus different wines, with about 20 trial wines currently in the works, too.