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March 2014 Newsletter - Latest Releases

Saturday, February 22, 2014

As many of you will have noticed, 2013 was big year of change for S&K. We started the redesign process of our labels in January with John Jewel Design in Albury and they are finalising our new website as I write this. The new branding is a reflection of who we are historically by using a similar colour palette and styling to our old labels in the 70s and 80s, but also to represent a sense of place and the physicality of our winery. We are traditional, family-orientated and a little rustic so weren't looking to be anything we’re not. We are now focusing on becoming entirely estate grown and made and plating to our strenghts and region. Sorry to the Savvy Blanc and Pinot drinkers!

So what can you expect from us in 2014? A new website, new sparkling wines, a re-branding of our fortified range, some different varieties and blends on offer for table wines, an updated Cellar Club with even more benefits, Port & Barrel weekend in October and much more to come. But there won’t be any rest for the wicked as we are also preparing for 2015. It will be our 140th year of winemaking in Rutherglen and that definitely calls for a big party! My great-g-g-g grandfather Timothy Stanton, I'm sure, would approve.

Upcoming Events

Tastes of Rutherglen, March 8-9 & March 15-16 2014
Join us for one of these indulgent weekends, perfect for a true gourmand. It is not necessarytopre-bookhoweverpackagedealsareavailableaswellas ashuttlebusor even a shuttle helicopter! Call the winery for more details or download a brochure from http://www.winemakers.com.au/product.asp?eventID=29517

Wagga Wagga Food & Wine Fextival, 29th March 2014
Do you live in or around the Wagga region? This will be our third year exhibiting at this great event that boasts live music, plenty of wonderful food and wine and space to lay a picnic rug for friends and family. Enjoy a balmy autumn evening under the stars as the event doesn’t finish until 10pm.

Winery Walkabout, June 8-9 2014
What’s the best way to warm up during winter? Head to Rutherglen in fancy dress and dance and revel from one winery to the next. Cellar club members get free entry into our Reserve Tasting area with a range of museum release wines guided by our winemaker, Brendan Heath. An excellent shuttle bus service is available.

Barrel Club Weekend, October 4-5 2014
Put a save the date in your diary for this bi-annual event, two days of relaxed and educational wine tasting, a sumptuous wine dinner and two great lunches. More information to follow in our July newsletter.

NEW RELEASES

Sparkling Reserve Tempranillo
Sparkling Reserve Tempranillo NV

Our first release of this wine and one of the few wineries to use premium parcels of Tempranillo to make the entertaining season's perfect drink...

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

An earthy savouriness integrated with a cocktail of plums, red cherries and delicate firm tannins deliver a wine of impressive depth and varietal character.

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Cabernet Shiraz
Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Bright cherry red in colour, this soft and juicy wine is full of elegance and style. The aromas of red berry fruit and charry oak complement the soft tannins and smooth finish...$18

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Merlot
Merlot 2012

A juicy, cherry red wine bursting with cassis and blueberry flavours with a lovely savoury tannin structure. Versatile and delicious, a perfect wine to match with any meal.

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Sparkling Shiraz
Sparkling Shiraz NV

This is the first release of our new sparkling range (Sparkling Muscat Blanc and Reserve Tempranillo to follow). Crimson red in colour with a persistent bead, this traditional style features aromas of lifted spice, coconut and cherries. The palate is elegant and rich with plum and mulberry fruit notes, finishing with soft, velvety tannins.

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