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Success in 2017 Halliday Wine Companion

Monday, August 08, 2016

The release of James Halliday's annual Wine Companion in August always sparks a high degree of excitement and curiosity. It's a fantastic way to hear about new wineries or the latest 'must-try' wine with a comprehensive review of many of Australia's 2500+ wineries. 

Once again, Stanton & Killeen have been awarded the '5 Red Star Winery' rating, with our winery name written in red within the book. Only 102 wineries, or 3.6%, have this status and are "generally acknowledged to have had a long track record of excellence in the context of its region — truly the best of the best" (

Our fortifieds have received excellent reviews with the Rare Muscat and Grand Muscat both receiving 97 points.

Rare Rutherglen Muscat:


Grand Rutherglen Muscat:


Rare Rutherglen Topaque


The 2015 and 2016 wines are yet to be tasted and rated, but we will certainly be looking forward to reviews of these wines in the 2018 Wine Companion as both years were spectacular vintages in Rutherglen.