The youngest of three children born to Peter and Jan Brown, Nicholas (Nick) has had quite a journey travelling the world and studying before settling down to work and live on the family vineyards All Saints Estate and St Leonards Vineyards in Wahgunyah in 2007.
The Brown children have a ‘family policy’ that you can only join the family business after spending four years working or studying elsewhere. Nick certainly took this advice and spent his late teens and early twenties doing some of the most interesting things in some of the world’s most amazing places.
After completing school in Melbourne at Scotch College in 1997 Nick decided to follow a geological engineering interest which took him to the Tasmanian Mines for a brief five months. Over the next few years he spent time travelling in Europe and working different jobs which account for many great stories over a glass of wine!
In 2003 Nick began his four year degree in Oenology at Adelaide University. During this period he spent time working at Bridgewater Mill in the Adelaide Hills and spent the holidays traveling and working in various French Vineyards.
After completing his degree and spending some time working at Moss Wood in the Margaret River, Nick decided to move back to the family winery (All Saints Estate and St Leonards Vineyards) to work on the old vineyards and continue winemaking in one of Australia’s most historic wineries.
Nick has a passion for sustainable practices in the vineyard including limited use of farm chemicals and the use of special preparations to enhance the life of the soil. Nick’s vision is to leave the vineyards to the next generation in a better condition than he received them.