Brown Brothers `18 Eighty Nine` Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $18.80

$15.99 per Bottle
$95.94 per pack


This Sauvignon Blanc marks an exciting change for the Brown Brothers’ portfolio. The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is now sourced entirely from our new Tasmanian vineyards.

TAS - Tasmania

Expert Reviews

93 James Halliday Points

Winery Tasting Notes


It is a vibrant colour with green hues.


Aromas of melon and passionfruit with hints of freshly cut grass. This refreshing wine is true in style to its cool-climate origin and is best consumed when young and fresh.


These characters follow through to the palate with racy acidity.

Peak Drinking

Until 2019

Food Matching

This flavoursome dry white wine makes a delicious accompaniment to a prawn rice paper rolls with a soy/fish dipping sauce. Or why not try it with a traditional Caesar salad? Also Sauvignon Blanc in France is often enjoyed with the bitey and high acid goats’ cheese of the Loire Valley.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, 2015 National Wine Show of Australia

Silver Medal, 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

At just 18 years old, the ambitious John Francis Brown, with financial assistance from his father, planted a 10 acre vineyard in Milawa, Victoria, near the base of the Victorian Alps, and produced his first vintage in 1889. Within a few short years he had bought his father out and named the company 'Brown Brothers', in the misplaced hope that his siblings would join him in the business.

Despite tough times, with a bank crash and depression across Victoria in the early 1890s, and the vine louse Phylloxera decimating the wine industry in the mid 1890s, John determinedly forged ahead. In 1898 he built a new cellar and winery, added a pot still and began to make fortified wines, which were enormously successful.

In 1916, the vineyard finally fell to Phylloxera, and after a suggestion from State Government Viticulturalist, Francois De Castella, John ripped up all 35 acres of vines and replanted on an unaffected part of the property on the Phylloxera-resistant American root stock. Not only did this save his family company, but it also sparked his fascination with varietal wines.

His only son, John Charles, joined the company in 1934. At that time Brown Brothers supplemented wine with lamb and cereal crops, but John Charles began to experiment with unusual varietals and over time, the lamb and crops were replaced with new plantings. John Charles was also the first to use refrigeration during fermentation, and the first Australian to make a Botrytis Riesling. His innovations won him an A.M. in 1989.

The third and fourth generations of the family are as much a part of the family business as ever. Brown Brothers now have their own wholesale business, and have purchased wineries in Tasmania as well as across Victoria. They now produce over 45 different wines, including fortified and sparkling wines, and have the busiest cellar door in Australia. Third generation patriarch John Graham Brown continues to build on the legacy of his forefathers, and help those following in his footsteps to do the same.

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