Katherine is the oldest daughter of Ross and Judy Brown. Katherine has always had a passion for wine. Following her Degree in Entrepreneurship from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Katherine immersed herself in the world of marketing and brand management, beginning her working life in the coffee industry before her start in the wine industry, selling wine in the corporate market.
Katherine has furthered her knowledge through completing a Masters in Wine Business at Adelaide University and has recently commenced a Masters of Viticulture and Oenology at Charles Sturt University.
Katherine joined Brown Brothers in time for the 2009 vintage where she gained experience as a cellar hand before traveling to Bordeaux and Champagne later in the same year.
Katherine returned to the family business in January 2010 where she gained experience in the Melbourne-based roles of area manager and brand ambassador. From this role Katherine stepped in the position of Public Relations Manager, looking after both domestic and export markets, followed by a time working as a Brand Manager. She is currently working as Assistant Winemaker for the 2015 Vintage. In 2012 Katherine was named one of 15 future wine industry leaders and accepted into the Australian Wine Industry Future Leaders program.