Another year is drawing to a close with the characteristic mix of challenges and triumphs from growing a product of the land. The drought has been concerning, however we are always pleasantly surprised by the robust and forgiving nature of the vines, especially our Portuguese varieties.
We have had a fantastic year with awards for many of our wines, with highlights including:
2019 Arinto - Top Gold, Victorian Wines Show
2018 Reserve Tinta Roriz - Best Alternative Variety Trophy, Victorian Wines Show
2018 Fortitude Durif - Gold, Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
NV Rare Muscat - Champion Fortified Trophy, Australian Small Winemakers Show
NV Classic Topaque - Best Fortified Trophy, Boutique Wine Awards
With limited production of the 2019 Arinto, we have reserved the majority for our members with a three bottle limit per person. This wine will sell fast so please contact us if you would like your allocation.
In 2020, we will celebrate our 145th anniversary. Our new Sales & Marketing Manager, Monique Smith, has put together a fantastic calendar of events throughout the year. We're holding a family-friendly outdoor cinema over Easter, the Festa de Portugal returns in May with Feast High Country and there will be a gala dinner later in the year with some very special wines from our museum. We hope to see you in Rutherglen and wish you a very happy festive season. Safe travels!
Cheers, Natasha Killeen and the S&K team.
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quinta club packs
Shiraz Durif 2018
This is an opulent wine, full of flavour and true to the Rutherglen style. The nose is complex with dark cherry, cinnamon and cigar box aromas that lead to a full palate of rich raspberry and plum from the Shiraz and a backbone of chocolate from the Durif, all seamlessly melded together. A hearty wine perfect for a hearty meal.Buy Online
Sparkling Tempranillo 2018
Deep cherry red in colour with a fine, active bead leading to generous aromas of fresh red berries and violets. A beautifully structured sparkling, the flavours of dark cherry and rich raspberry combine with a savoury, refreshing finish. Christmas Turkey with cranberry sauce and all of the trimmings would be a perfect match.Buy Online
A stand-out wine from our 2019 vintage, receiving a Top Gold at the Victorian Wines Show. Only a tiny amount was bottled due, so we're giving Quinta Club and VP Club members the first opportunity to buy this wine, with a maximum 3 bottles per person. It won't be available in Cellar Door or online. Floral aromatics, a delicious textural structure, and white pear flavours.Buy Online
news & events
CELLAR DOOR: Boxing Day Thursday 26th Dec - New Year’s Day Wednesday 1st Jan
Join us in cellar door for a Retrospective Vintage Fortified Tasting. Build your own picnic hampers available.
TASTES OF RUTHERGLEN: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March
A fantastic food and wine weekend with live music and masterclasses. Milkin Kitchen have created a beautiful menu matched with our Portuguese varieties. Book in for our vertical masterclass comparing back vintages of The Prince Iberian Blend and Vintage Fortified.
MUSCAT BLENDING EXPERIENCE COMING IN 2019
We have been busy transforming our main solera room in to an atmospheric space for our new Muscat Blending experience. Let us guide you through the art of blending fortifieds and take home your own custom blend.
Short on time but still want to discover the beauty of a fortified winery? Join us for a Barrel Alley Tour of our original 1880s winery with the original vats and barrels.
We are open 364 days a year, 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday and Public Holidays.