News and Events

There is always something happening at Stanton & Killeen Wines. Stay informed and get all the latest news and upcoming events.

Which varieties do we grow?

Tuesday, February 05, 2019


If you were at a trivia night and had to name as many grape varieties you could, how many do you think you could list? Do you know how many grape varieties there are in total? It would be an amazing (if not improbable) feat to remember all 1,368 varieties listed in the comprehensive bible of ‘Wine Grapes’ by Robinson, Harding & Vouillamoz (2012). Even to narrow it down further to the 130 varieties grown in Australia that James Halliday writes about in ‘Varietal Wines’ (2015) would be quite impressive. Continue reading...

Tastes of Rutherglen 2019

Monday, December 10, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Tastes of Rutherglen, a progressive feast highlighting the best food and wine of the region. Roam around the wineries, sampling great food and wine matches with a wide range of entertainment and masterclasses. Each winery collaborates with a chef to bring you the best of the North East. Stanton & Killeen have teamed up with Wassim from La Maison with a focus of a full flavoured and fresh menu. Continue reading...

new labels

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Welcome to a fresh new look for S&K! We are very proud of our new labels designed by Claudia Passera of CloudyCo. After careful consideration of our heritage along with our future direction, Claudia created a label that fits with our style, reputation and philosophy on quality. Continue reading...

summer 2018 quinta quarterly

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

This year, we welcomed six new people to the Stanton & Killeen team. From left to right there is Toni Harris (Cellar Door and Lab Assistant), Steve O'Callaghan (Cellar Hand), Candice O'Brien (Cellar Door Assistant), Rob McEwen (Cellar Door Supervisor), Fred Morris (Vineyard Manager) and Erica Miller (Cellar Door, Events & Customer Relations Manager). Continue reading...

spring quinta quarterly

Thursday, September 06, 2018

With Natasha on maternity leave, the task of writing the front page of our newsletter has been handed to me. I pondered for sometime on a theme before I decided that an update of our new releases would be fitting as we have just bottled several wines from the 2018 vintage. Continue reading...

rutherglen in the city

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

This two-day wine event at The Atrium in Fed Square will bring the essence of Rutherglen to the heart of Melbourne with a pop-up wine and cocktail bar alongside our region’s 19 winery cellar doors. Rutherglen in the City offers more than the average wine tasting event without the hassle of pre-booking or purchasing tickets.  Continue reading...

changes to bulk fortified pricing

Monday, June 04, 2018

Changes to the wine tax system come into effect on July 1st, requiring changes to the way we sell bulk fortified. Also, after reviewing the ages of our bulk fortifieds, we will be raising the price of the bulk Tawny.  Continue reading...

Winter Quinta Quarterly

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Did you know that by 2020, the word tokay will disappear from Australian wine labels, websites and all marketing material? We won’t even be able to write that Topaque was “previously known as Tokay”. It is already the case for 11 sensitive GIs (Geographical Indicators) that Australian winemakers once used to describe their wine styles, including Port, Sherry, Champagne and Burgundy. Continue reading...

Winery Walkabout 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

One of Victoria's biggest wine festivals is fast approaching and we've planned a jam-packed line up of wine, food, music and entertainment at S&K. With a fun and friendly party vibe, the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout is a great way to warm up this winter and enjoy your June long weekend. Tickets will sell out so get in fast so your don't miss out.  Continue reading...

Autumn Quinta Quarterly

Monday, March 19, 2018

There’s no instant gratification in the wine industry. If you want to make a new wine, you need to plan it, price it, prepare it, plant it, produce it, package it, promote it...the list goes on. Unless you can bypass the vine planting and buy fruit that is ready to harvest, this process can take many years. My father, Chris Killeen, planted several Portuguese varieties in the 1990s to further develop his passion for producing vintage ports. Since his passing, S&K has been using these fantastic varieties for red table wines as well as fortified production.  Continue reading...

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