The culmination of the very best in viticulture and winemaking
A labour of love
The legacy of Patricia continues into her 19th year – where enigmatic and beautifully expressive wines come to life. The result? A perfect blend of tenacity and grace, combining carefully selected grapes that celebrate the marriage between complexity and character, balance and depth.
The woman behind the label
Patricia was only slight in stature, but she made up for it with her tenacious spirit.
Our “unofficial CEO” and driving force behind the growth, prosperity, and culture at Brown Brothers, Patricia was an inspiration to all who knew her. And just like our memory of her, these wines are distinctly unique and full of life – built upon the core family values that have been passed down through generations.
from vineyard to bottle
The very best in winemaking
Made in the Kindergarten Winery, the wines within the Patricia range are the result of meticulous blending to achieve perfect balance, depth, complexity, and varietal character – a labour of love dedicated not just to its matriarchial heritage, but for its dedication to the hardy and time-honoured journey from vineyard to bottle.
If a wine doesn’t meet the standards of Patricia, it simply won’t bear her name.
The anticipated release of our premium Patricia range celebrates the art of traditional winemaking, lovingly produced by hand and heart. A tribute to 19 years of honouring Patricia, these wines are expressive: harmonious in palate and in nature, and a true treat for the senses.
Patricia Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Brut 2016
“Five years is a long time to wait for the next vintage of Patricia sparkling to be ready. This wine reflects all the qualities of the patience required to make exceptional sparkling wine.”
Cate Looney, Senior Winemaker
|Variety||78% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay|
|Region||100% King Valley|
|Nose||Green Smith apple, lemon curd, and freshly baked sourdough bread|
|Palate||The palate is creamy and complex with flavours of lemon, lime, and baked goods. The bubbles are super fine with an acidity that carries the fresh fruit flavours for a long finish|
Patricia Chardonnay 2017
“Concentrated fruit delivering a mighty payload that is harnessed with oak in such perfect balance. Has a crunchy citrusy tang with a minerally edge supported with a defining acidity to promote a very long finish”
96 points, Ray Jordan
|Nose||Characteristic aromas of stonefruit, a struck match, and fresh citrus|
|Palate||A complex array of white peach, cashew, and citrus with tight cool-climate acidity|
Patricia Shiraz 2017
“With cool vintage conditions driving beneficial slow fruit flavour development, this Shiraz is elegant in style, boasting spice and white pepper notes. With exceptional cool-climate acidity, those who have the patience to cellar this wine will be rewarded”
Geoff Alexander, Winemaker
|Region||Victoria: Bendigo 45%, Henty 35%, Pyrenees 20%|
|Nose||The nose is ripe with notes of dark blackberry, cedar, and white pepper|
|Palate||Rich and powerful with dark berry fruit flavours balanced by dusty tannins and cool-climate spice|
Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
“A wine of class, it arrives fully formed and in balance. Plum, cassis, leafy bracken and earth, baking spices, and dark chocolate aromas rise from the glass”
96 points, Jeni Port
|Variety||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Region||Victoria: Bendigo 40%, Pyrenees 40%, King Valley 15%, Yarra Valley 5%|
|Nose||Aromas of blackcurrant, dried leaf, and cedar|
|Palate||A well-structured, powerful palate of currant and plum flavours with chalky fine tannins, persistent length, and an elegant, seamless finish|
Patricia Noble Riesling 2019
“The palate lingers initially with that glorious sweetness but then with a drying acidity that completes a lip-smacking feel. Half a bottle is simply not enough”
97 points, Ray Jordan
|Growing Conditions||A portion of the Riesling fruit is left to hang on the vines for late harvesting, and in the warm, moist conditions brought about by morning mists and gentle autumn rains, the grapes attract the mould Botrytis Cinerea or ‘Noble Rot’. This mould grows on the grape skins, leading to loss of fluid from the berries and leaving them shrunken, shrivelled and highly concentrated in sugar and flavour. From these shrivelled grapes we produce our Noble Riesling.|
|Nose||Fresh lifted aromatics and classic botrytis characters like orange marmalade, citrus and honey|
|Palate||Residual sweetness, high natural acidity and a luscious, silky mouthfeel of honeysuckle and apricot|
The pursuit of excellence
Like all good things in life, winemaking too requires patience – and it is through this pursuit of excellence that we’ve produced wines of a truly outstanding calibre. From our family to yours, we look forward to taking you on a journey through our latest vintage and 19th release of Patricia.
In the spirit of Patricia
In the spirit of Patricia, each of these wines deserves to be celebrated. A vibrant woman whose infectious personality and endearing nature was a delight for all, she brought with her an innate ability to brighten every room.
From our family to yours
A Note from Ross Brown
“It was our task to ask our mum if we could put her name on the bottle. She agreed with one condition; they better be bloody good!
So the Patricia range of wines is the best of the best: the best winemaking with grapes from the best vineyards. And, if the wine doesn’t meet our standards, we don’t put mum’s name on it.”
Ross Brown, Executive Director