Spring Newsletter 2021

Hi all,

Very wet winter and spring down here, dams are full and the paddocks are a bit boggy.

We had a great Shiraz Festival weekend in early July, with lots of visitors and lots of fun.

The weather was mostly ok and the well-tended open fires and delicious artisan sausages really helped. Thanks to all who attended.

We have finished all the winter/spring maintenance jobs in the vineyard.

Making heaps of compost to be spread on the vineyard later this month and taking another big step forward on our path to fully organic viticulture.

After a long wait, we have released our 2018 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.

In our opinion, it is the best vintage we have produced since the famed and much-heralded 2013.

Almost 50% sold in just 3 months and still selling fast.

Due to the health restrictions, we have not been able to show this wine as often as we would have liked, however, we have managed a few good scores as follow.

The Real Review: 95 points

National Boutique Wine Show (Sydney): 95 and 97 points

Halliday: 93 points

The wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to develop as it ages.

Available locally and on our website.

We have just completed the bottling of our vintage19 Reserve wines, our 20 Red our 21 Whites and Rose wines.

The Rose will be added to the website shortly only 250 cases made and is looking great 100% unoaked Pinot Noir fermented to complete dryness.

As we have hit November the Cellar Door in now open each weekend we would love to see you.

Remember all our wines are Vegan friendly and our vines and olive trees are all grown organically as far as possible.
Keep safe and positive, until next time.


The Brown Magpie Team

P.s. We have two new Brown Magpie chicks just arrived in the Vineyard, looking very good. A real treat for us!

Winter Newsletter 2021

Hi all.

Hope you enjoyed the lovely autumn and all the beautiful colours. We certainly did. This week, we officially finished the 2021 harvest when we racked all the red wines of the vintage and put them to wood. They look fantastic now, and we will enjoy watching them develop further, before we bottle mid-2022.

To provide a bit of cheer, through what we are sure will be a cold winter, we are participating in the Geelong Wine Winter Shiraz Weekend Festival.

The details are listed below, we do hope you are able to join us! Many other local wineries are also participating, so there will be plenty of places to visit:

Winter Shiraz Weekend – Brown Magpie Wines
3 and 4 July 2021
Saturday and Sunday
From 11am to 4pm
Wine Tasting including Reserves and Museum Vintages
Barrel Tasting with Shane Breheny, at 1pm and 3pm. Gold Coin Donation

Sing a Long – with Scott and Mackenzie Stephens and guests. Acoustic and Electric.

A Sausage Sizzle with Fancy Sausages – Bespoke Brown Magpie Shiraz and Beef Sausages, fresh bread, onions and sauces.

We have capacity for only 20 people at any one time, so bookings are preferred. We are able to accept group bookings for up to 10 people.

125 Larcombes Rd, Modewarre, 3240.
www. brownmagpiewines.com
Phone: 03 52 662 147
Email: info@brownmagpiewines.com

Keep safe and cheers

Welcome to the Brown Magpie Website

Loretta and Shane Breheny

Hello and Welcome to the new look Brown Magpie Website. Shane and Loretta have been busy preparing the vineyard for spring. Looking out for the first bud burst is always an exciting time for a vigneron, as it is a promise of the exciting season ahead and the anticipation of new grapes to make wine with.

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