News and Events

There is always something happening at Stanton & Killeen Wines. Stay informed and get all the latest news and upcoming events.

Jack's Back

Friday, May 26, 2017

When Jack Stanton planted a block of Shiraz in 1921, it was only a few years after he had returned from war and Australia was greeting the new decade with cautious optimism. With the help of his father - third generation winemaker John Richard Stanton -Jack established his own winery not far from the original Stanton property. Almost 100 years later, and after much patience and care in rejuvenating this very old vineyard, we have released one of our most special wines, the 2016 Jack’s Block Shiraz. Continue reading...

Two New Fortifieds for Your Christmas Table

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Just in time for your Christmas celebrations, we have released two new fortified wines. Whilst both are produced in the ‘port’ style, they are two very different wines expressing the distinctive seasons from which they were made. As one of the few Australian wineries to continue making vintage fortifieds, we love the versatility of these wines that no longer need to be classed as ‘after-dinner drinks’. Continue reading...

Jack's Block Lunch

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Enjoy the ultimate foodie day out with gourmet regional fare by Wodonga's best restaurant, La Maison, matched with museum release wines. 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...

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...

VIC100 Wine Awards

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The VIC100 Wine Awards celebrates the state's best wines with a focus on quality, regionality and diversity. A guide to the State’s best wines, the VIC100 is a wine show everyone can understand. There are no medals, no scores – just the top 100 wines of the year, regional winners and the VIC ONE – a hero wine in terms of regional style and the champion wine of Victoria. Continue reading...

We’ve got something to make a racket about here at Stanton & Killeen! We have a fabulous new winemaker, Andrew Drumm, who has joined the team this week. Not only is he a skilled and passionate winemaker, Andrew has a wealth of experience in the wine industry including business management, branding and communications.  Continue reading...

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