"FOURTH-generation Brown siblings, Eliza, Angela and Nicholas celebrated 150 years of winemaking at All Saints Estate last week.

On Saturday night the family hosted a black tie event at the Wahgunyah winery in northeast Victoria.

Nearly 100 friends, media identities, wine industry heads and family members joined the celebrations in the winery’s great hall.

MC and head winemaker Dan Crane introduced speakers James Halliday and wine historian David Dunstan.

Chinese celebrity chef Elizabeth Chong talked about her descendants who arrived at All Saints in the mid 1800s to work the vineyards.

Foodie Rita Erlich read a poem she wrote about the saints of wine, an ode to the family-owned winery, which was first established in 1864.

Guests were treated to a four-course menu designed by chef Simon Arkless, who heads up the winery’s one-hat restaurant, The Terrace.

The food was paired with a selection of wines from the family’s portfolio, including a new range of Antique Label wines released to commemorate the occasion — a 2010 old vine shiraz and 2013 grenache shiraz mourvèdre.

The family’s signature fortified wine — the All Saints Estate Rutherglen Grand Muscat — was served with dessert.

To end the night, Melbourne swing band, the Mad Hatters, welcomed everyone to the dance floor.

The Browns created an exhibition of All Saints Estate memorabilia in the cellar door which will run for the month of May.

Established in 1864, All Saints Estate is one of Australia’s first wineries."

Alex Sampson, The Weekly Times, 7 May 2014

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