Welcome to our family owned and run negociant business. My name is Andrew Browne and I have been involved in the international wine community since my family planted vines in 1982 to establish the renowned Scotchmans Hill winery in Victoria, Australia. After growing up in the vineyard and winery, many years studying and working in the European wine markets and our family's wine business, I founded EPIC NEGOCIANTS. At the core of our organisation is a triple bottom line sustainability vision, aiming to resolve the inefficiencies of the industry and the many outdated and costly practices producers, consumers and our environment end up paying for. We constantly seek efficiency, so we can deliver better quality wines at better prices and with less impact on our environment. Explore this website and discover the results
What we do
A negociant (pronouced neh-go-sion) is a traditional French term for a winemaker who owns vineyards and buys grapes and wine from other regions to bottle under their trusted brand name. With an underground industry network we uncover the best parcels of sustainably grown fruit in iconic regions, have them vinified by elite winemakers and share them directly with the public at wholesale prices. We constantly seek efficiency, so we can deliver better quality wines at better prices and with less impact on our environment. We hope you can join us on our journey making epic wine.
Our growers control most of Australia’s icon and super premium vineyards in iconic regions which allows us exclusive access to scale of these rare wines. Some vineyards are up to 100 years old and many are over 50 years, their age and hand caring provides unparalleled quality. All our winemakers are powered by renewable energy sources, we use vegan friendly winemaking techniques and most of our vineyards are certified with one or more of the following accreditations; Australian Certified Organic (ACO), Biodynamic (Demeter), Sustainable Australian Winegrowing (SAW) or Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ).