At special times of the year, including Easter and Christmas, we open a selection of Vintage Fortifieds at the Cellar Door to offer our customers a free, educational tasting of these fabulous wines. For some, it is an opportunity to see how their own cellared VPs are ageing and for others it is the first time they have tried them.
Some of our vintages have already sold out and others are getting low in numbers, so this is a great chance to secure a piece of S&K heritage. We have been producing ports for generations and Christopher Killeen was well known during his life for his passion for developing a unique Australian style reminiscent of the world-renowned Portuguese Ports. With careful cellaring, Vintage Fortifieds will last decades in the bottle, but once opened they must be consumed within a few days.
Vintage Fortified Retrospective Tasting:
This year we have chosen the 1994, 1995, 2006 and 2009. The 1994 will make a superb 21st birthday gift this year. Tasting the 1995 next to it gives you an opportunity to see how different vintages express their unique characteristics, particularly as it has won five gold medals and six silver medals. The 2006 "VP" was one of Chris Killeen's last vintages before he died in 2007 and displays wonderful complexity using a mix of traditional Rutherglen varieties like Shiraz and Durif and Portuguese grapes. The 2009 is our latest release and is fruit forward, characteristic of the final drought year of the decade. To explore more of our ports and vintage availability, click here.
Cellar Door Opening Hours:
Good Friday, 3rd April: 10am-5pm
Easter Saturday, 4th April: 9am-5pm
Easter Sunday, 5th April: 10am-5pm
Easter Monday, 6th April: 10am-5pm
We have a lush lawn area perfect for picnics and a BBQ available upon request. Please contact Ros or Andrea on (02)6032 9457 for further enquiries. We are also pet friendly so feel free to bring your furry family members!