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Melbourne Cup Retrospective VP Tasting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Enjoy your long weekend relaxing at our cellar door whilst tasting your way through three decades of Vintage Fortifieds. It's not often we crack open a selection of our ports. This coming weekend, free of charge, we are very excited to offer the 1986, 1996, 1999, 2001 and our latest release, 2009. 

If you would like to view our full range available click here or if you want to know more about what fortified wines are, click here. We have a lush, shaded area and can supply a BBQ upon request so we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy the spring weather here ar S&K.

Our Vintage Fortified Story:

Sixth Generation Chris Killeen (1954-2007) was passionate about Vintage Fortifieds and was described in 2006 by wine writer Jeni Port as... 

"The man who almost single-handedly holds the future of Australian vintage port in this country" 

 He was one of the first Australian winemakers to move away from the traditional Australian style and instead use Portuguese varieties like tinta barocca, tinto coa and touriga nacional to produce a more elegant, savoury and versatile style of wine. His legacy has continued at the winery with some sensational vintages after his passing due to be released in the future. 

Very few wineries in Australia make fortified wine, let alone a bottle-aged port style, and Stanton and Killeen pride ourselves on offering some of the finest in the country. These are excellent wines to open on birthdays and special occasions such as weddings and the winery sells magnums of every year: particularly useful when entertaining many people. There’s nothing better to get the party started when a 30, 40 or even 50 year old wine is revealed and people start reminiscing about the year in question.