Brown Brothers has been around for a really long time. Since 1889 to be exact, when founder John Francis Brown planted a vineyard at Milawa. He was just 18 years old. Four generations on, and the winery is still based on this same land.

To celebrate its centenary, Brown Brothers launched the “kindergarten”, a micro-winery dedicated to experimenting with winemaking techniques and exploring new styles and varietals.

Brown Brothers was the first winery in Australia to open a restaurant on site, solving that problem of too much wine tasting and not enough food to soak it up with.

At fine-dining restaurant Patricia’s Table, entrees include a goats-milk-ricotta tart with peppers, candied black olives, pine nuts and tomato jelly; and fried quail breast and terrine, served with apple kimchi and yuzu mayonnaise. Mains take a hearty turn, perfect for a comforting winter lunch. There’s honey-glazed pork with Italian coleslaw, boudin noir hash brown and apple relish, and rolled goat shoulder with pickled pumpkin and lentil dahl.

Next door, the more relaxed Epi.Curious offers cheese and charcuterie boards, light meals, coffee and cake. Here you can also enjoy a wine flight, or simply a glass or two out on the lawn.

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Updated: February 13th, 2023

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