The Kindergarten is a mini-winery designed as a research and development winemaking facility and is adjacent to our main winery at Milawa. In 1989, Brown Brothers celebrated its centenary of winemaking at Milawa. During this year one of John Graham’s dreams was realized with the opening of the new ‘Kindergarten’ winery, so called because, like a real kindergarten, this mini-winery was designed to nurture small things with great potential.
The winery is dedicated to assessing new winemaking techniques, reassessing traditional methods, exploring new vineyard sites, wine styles and varieties, and feeding back information to the company’s Viticulture and Marketing teams. Many of these experimental wines have now become widely available – wines such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Tarrango were all initially trialed in the Kindergarten. Please talk to our Cellar Door staff about an opportunity to visit the Kindergarten winery.