News and Events

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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.   Continue reading...

The Return of Jack's Block?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wine lovers young and old have been pleading with us to know when the next Jack’s Block Shiraz will be released. If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us this, well…we wouldn’t need to be winemakers to say the least. Not since 2008 have we bottled this iconic drop, made using fruit from fourth generation Jack Stanton’s vineyard planted in 1921.  Continue reading...

Great Wines Are Made in the Vineyard

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There's no better winemaking adage than "great wines are made in the vineyard". You can do the fanciest science with the ferments and buy the best oak, but unless the fruit is in top condition once it hits the winery during vintage, it's like trying to use cheap plastic wrap...it just doesn't work. Our vineyards have been a top priority over the last few years and when Ruston Prescott joined Stanton & Killeen as our Viticulturist in December 2013, he and his team had their work cut out for them.  Continue reading...

Tastes of Two Regions 2016 Canberra

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The winemakers and food producers of Rutherglen and the King Valley will be returning to Canberra to bring the best of both regions to the nation's capital. Try over 100 wines at the main exhibition on Sunday the 28th of August at Pialligo Estate or treat yourself to fun and informal masterclasses at various venues around Canberra. Continue reading...

Winery Walkabout 2016 Photo Library

Monday, June 27, 2016


We had a blast this year at Winery Walkabout, one of Victoria's biggest wine festivals. Great weather meant the crowds could enjoy the sunshine (except for a wet and windy 20 minute stint on Saturday) and the George McFloyd Blues Band kept everyone's toes tapping. There was a touch of excitement when a shuttle bus got bogged but it wouldn't be a country festival without a tractor to save the day.  Here's a selection of photos from #WineryWalkabout2016 and we look forward to seeing old and new faces next year! Continue reading...

Vintage 2016 Natasha's Report

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When the opportunity arose for me to work vintage at Stanton & Killeen for 2016, I accepted it with a sense of curiosity and trepidation. My memories tell me that vintage was always a mysterious time, when Dad would disappear for days and nights and return with dark shadows under his eyes and a generous 5 o’clock shadow. Would I be able to deal with the physical challenge? Would I accidentally pump red wine into white wine? Continue reading...

Vintage 2016 Winemaker's Report

Friday, May 27, 2016

It was an early start to vintage, picking Chardonnay the day before Australia Day, but we had expected it so we were (sort of) ready for it. The next cab off the rank was the muscat for Moscato and Sparkling Muscat Blanc – this must be a bit of a winemaking record; we picked on the 4th February and bottled on the 9th of March! As is usual for vintage, it was days of frenetic activity as this early fruit came in, followed by a bit of a “phony vintage” lull, and then it all kicked off again. Continue reading...

Vintage 2016 Vineyard Report

Friday, May 27, 2016

The journey to harvest in 2016 proved to be a bumpy ride. Winter and spring of 2015 were both warmer than usual, with October and November giving us unusual temperature spikes 6°C above average.  Whilst many people were delighted with an early start to summer (we at least were pleased about the lack of frosts in September and October), our vineyards experienced very early flowering patterns as a result of the warmer weather.  Continue reading...

Winery Walkabout 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's time to start thinking about what to wear to this year's Winery Walkabout, June 11th and 12th. Cartoon characters, movie stars, fashion eras, pirates and Pink Ladies are very popular so the trick is to get creative! We've planned a jam-packed line up up of fun and entertainment at S&K so buy your tickets soon so you don't miss out.  Continue reading...

Wagga Food & Wine Festival

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wendy and Natasha Killeen will be at the Wagga Wagga Food & Wine Festival this Saturday 19th of March. From midday to 10pm, you can enjoy a wide range of wine, food and live music. The Stanton & Killeen tent will feature a range of wines including our Sparkling Shiraz, and new releases 2016 Moscato and 2015 Reserve Durif as well as our luscious fortifieds. Continue reading...

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