Keith Brien – Winemaker/Director

Since leaving Cleveland Estate in 2003 (after 25 years), I continue to pursue my passion for making long-lived Single Estate wine, establishing my own label ‘Keith Brien Wines’ under the banner of ‘Silver Wings Wines’ highlighting ‘old vines’ Mourvedre and Shiraz wine from the Shepparton region of Central Victoria, named after Vincenzo Conte who planted the vineyard in the late 1950’s. I continue my dedication to making wines from ultra cool climates by securing fruit from a small high altitude Riesling vineyard at 780m.a.s.l. on the slopes of Whitlands near Mt. Bulla north of Melbourne. This presents an opportunity for me to produce stand out Rieslings in the classic Australian dry style.

I continue to produce a highly sought after Late Disgorged Sparkling Macedon liquered with X.O. Cognac which after 18 years on lees, puts it in a rare class of it’s own.

In addition I offer rare and interesting wines from my personal and private collections at my “Cellar Door” in a restored Art Deco warehouse at Munster Terrace, North Melbourne offering a unique experience of tasting and sales of a different and truly exciting range of wines, on the edge of Melbourne CBD.

For more information on the individual wines, including those available from my personal cellar, go to Wine Sales.

Current Newsletter: February 2015

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  • P1 The BIG BOTTLE Cellar Door Open Weekend 14th-15th March 2015
  • P2 The Orchestrated Tasting!
  • P3 Macedon Regis
  • P4 No-one Cellars Wine Anymore!
  • P6&7 Wine Order Form
  • P8 Grand Thoughts on Big Bottles
  • P10 Carpals Tunnel – less pain than the East West Link!
  • P11 The risks in Heraldry
  • P12 Stop Press – Recent Show results