Brown Brothers Crouchen Riesling 2015 (6 x 750mL), VIC.

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 $14.99

$11.99 per Bottle
$71.94 per pack


This wine has a lifted nose of exotic fruits as well as ripe pear and melon. These follow through to the palate which is mouth filling, full of natural grape sweetness and rounded out with a crisp, balancing finish. The perfect wine for a warm summer’s day.

This wine is made from a blend of 59% Crouchen and 41% Riesling grapes.


Winery Tasting Notes


The 2015 vintage is a bright straw colour with youthful green tinges.


The nose is lifted with aromas of exotic fruits as well as ripe pear and spicy peach.


The palate is mouth filling, full of natural grape sweetness and rounded out with a crisp balancing finish.

Peak Drinking

Until 2019

Food Matching

A variety of spicy dishes such as Thai green chicken curry or a warm salad of pumpkin, couscous, shaved pear, green sultana and harissa, as the natural fruit sweetness helps balance the spicy zing. Crouchen Riesling also complements light desserts such as pannacotta.

Grape Style
Other White Blends
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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