The culmination of the very best in viticulture and winemaking
A labour of love
The legacy of Patricia continues into her 16th 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.
In honour of the woman whose tenacious spirit and generous soul helped champion the growth and prosperity of the Brown Brothers business, the strong impact of Patricia remains close to the Brown family’s hearts and the local Milawa community. An inspiration to all who knew her, the flagship Patricia range has been built upon the core family values that have been passed down through generations of Australia’s leading winemaking family today.
The very best in winemaking
In paying homage to its namesake, the Patricia range is the culmination of the very best in viticulture and winemaking; a labour of love celebrated not just for its matriarchal heritage, but for its dedication to the hardy and time-honoured journey from vineyard to bottle.
The anticipated release of our premium Patricia range celebrates the art of traditional winemaking, lovingly produced by hand and heart. A tribute to 16 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 2012
“Making this wine requires patience. We let the wine sit in bottle maturing on lees for six years developing the fabulous aromas and flavours before preparing it for you to share and enjoy at your finest celebrations.”
– CATE LOONEY, SENIOR WINEMAKER
2018 Australian Sparkling Wine Show
|Variety||70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay|
|Maturation||Matured on yeast lees in the bottle for six years|
|Region||100% King Valley|
|Nose||Baked brioche and hints of lemon|
|Palate||Layers of creamy, yeasty flavours with citrus and granny smith apple. This wine delivers incredible high-altitude acidity balanced with appealing toastiness and a fine, delicate bead|
Patricia Chardonnay 2017
“The colour is surprisingly light, the bouquet is fresh and young, undeveloped and subtly complex, with shaved-almond and subtle honey-nougat nuances. The palate is refined and intense, bright and reserved but showing good tension and length and promise for further development. It’s still very tight and restrained and I suspect it will richly reward a year or two’s cellaring.”
– TONI PATERSON, WINE WRITER
|Maturation||100% French oak barriques,
29% new oak
|Region||75% Tasmania: Tamar Valley, and 25% Victoria: Yarra Valley|
|Nose||Aromas of stone fruit and citrus with hints of roasted almonds|
|Palate||A complex and elegant expression of a cool climate Chardonnay. It exhibits characters of fresh stone fruit and citrus with a brilliant texture.|
Patricia Shiraz 2015
“The shiraz grapes were sourced from some of the finest vineyards across Victoria. This beautifully bold wine embodies what our winemaking team strive for in making quality shiraz; spice and pepper aromas, a medium and elegant palate, integrated oak and fine structured tannins”.
– GEOFF ALEXANDER, WINEMAKER
|Maturation||Individual parcels were matured in French and American barriques and puncheons for 18 months prior to blending|
|Region||Victoria; 35% Bendigo, 22% King Valley, 22% Henty, 21% Heathcote|
|Nose||Aromatic red berry fruits with toasty oak and hints of cashew, cinnamon and white pepper|
|Palate||Warm spice, dark berry fruits, and fine integrated tannins|
Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
“This was a terrific year for making red wines and this wine is a fabulous reflection of this. It has strong colour and tannin development with lifted varietal notes of blackcurrant and spice. It will mature nicely in the bottle over the next ten years, but I highly recommend enjoying a glass now!”
– CATE LOONEY, SENIOR WINEMAKER
|Variety||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Maturation||17 months in French oak barriques; 65% new, 12% 1 year and balance in older oak|
|Region||Victoria: 32% Wrattonbully, 32% Bendigo, 30% King Valley, 6% Great Western|
|Nose||Aromas of cassis and savoury herbs with a gentle cigar box lift|
|Palate||A rich full bodied wine with highlighted characters of blackcurrant, blueberry, dried leaf with well structured tannins.|
Patricia Noble Riesling 2014
“Now isn’t this a beauty. Mid-amber hue with the promise of honey-drenched apricots, saffron-infused cumquat marmalade, and the aroma of toffee as it’s about to set. While those are richer elements at play, this shines with citrus lemony freshness, the sweetness perfectly controlled by bright acidity.”
-HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2018
|Accolades||Trophy – 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Trophy – 2018 Aus. Sweet Wine Challenge
Gold – 2016 VIC Wine Show
Gold – 2017 VIC Wine Show
Gold – 2017 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold – 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Gold – 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold – 2018 QLD Wine Show
Gold – 2018 Aus. Sweet Wine Challenge
Gold – 2018 Canberra Int’l Riesling Challenge
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 16th annual 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