First Female Brown Family Member Steps-Up Into Winemaking

January 23, 2015
By Alana House

The first fourth generation and female Brown family member, Katherine Brown, is joining Brown Brothers’ winemaking team for the coming vintage.


Leaving the Brown Brothers marketing team in Melbourne, Katherine will now join the team at Brown Brothers’ Milawa Winery as Assistant Winemaker for the 2015 harvest period.


Katherine has a Masters of Oenology and Viticulture from Charles Sturt University, during which she gained cellar experience, and since, has worked vintages in Champagne, Bordeaux and Jura.


It has been a passion of Katherine’s to pursue winemaking and the move will continue to ensure that winemaking at Brown Brothers remains within the family.


Katherine began her new role on January 19 in preparation ahead of the 2015 vintage; the harvest period for which is expected to be warm with optimal growing conditions.

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