This year, we welcomed six new people to the Stanton & Killeen team. From left to right there is Toni Harris (Cellar Door and Lab Assistant), Steve O'Callaghan (Cellar Hand), Candice O'Brien (Cellar Door Assistant), Rob McEwen (Cellar Door Supervisor), Fred Morris (Vineyard Manager) and Erica Miller (Cellar Door, Events & Customer Relations Manager).
Joe Duncan, much loved by our customers from several years in cellar door, is now S&K's Administration Manager so do not fret that he's gone! I'm reminded of my place in the pecking order when I answer the phone and people only want to speak to Joe. Jokes aside, it's fantastic to have so many positive people on the team and Mum and I warmly welcome everyone to the S&K family.
Another exciting change for us this year include our new labels. What started as a small project to fix a few production and design issues on some of our current labels turned into a total redesign for our table wines. Claudia from CloudyCo helped to ensure the most important thing - our brand - was clear and strong.
When looking at labels in S&K's history and the big, bold text on the winery building, the connection is unmistakable. A solid, capitalised font has always been a key feature for both labels and signage. We chose a beautiful thick paper stock with embossing and foiling for a quality finish. The new releases featured in this newsletter are in our 'Premium' range and you can look forward to our 'Icon', 'The Prince' and 'Sparkling' ranges next year.
The 2018 vintage is proving to be one of our best in many years, with the reds and Vintage Fortified developing beautifully; the first of these will be released in June. We wish all of you a very safe and happy holiday full of great wine, food and company.
Cheers, Natasha Killeen
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Complex aromas of fresh lemon lead onto a rich, full palate of zesty lime and melon flavours with a refreshing dry finish.Buy Online
A blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Tinto Cão, this dry rosé is light and fresh with a distinctive ruby blush colour and savoury flavours of strawberry and spice.Buy Online
Moscato Dozen Pack - $180.00
Moscato is one of summer's best wines to enjoy - light, fresh and easy to drink. This floral Moscato is blush pink with a balanced palate of honey and peach notes. We make ours with a refreshingly dry finish to ensure it's not a super sweet wine. Made from early-picked Muscat grapes and only 7% alcohol, it’s great with a cheese platter or as an apertif.
Tastes of Rutherglen 9th & 10th March.
Festa de Portugal 18th May
As part of the Victoria's High Country Harvest, we are hosting an open air Iberian feast cooked over a fire with live music, matched with our Portuguese varieties. Save the date with more details to come.