News and Events

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Autumn Quinta Quarterly

Monday, March 19, 2018

There’s no instant gratification in the wine industry. If you want to make a new wine, you need to plan it, price it, prepare it, plant it, produce it, package it, promote it...the list goes on. Unless you can bypass the vine planting and buy fruit that is ready to harvest, this process can take many years. My father, Chris Killeen, planted several Portuguese varieties in the 1990s to further develop his passion for producing vintage ports. Since his passing, S&K has been using these fantastic varieties for red table wines as well as fortified production.  Continue reading...

Summer Quinta Quarterly

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

For many, the summer holidays are a time of slowing down and recharging, but for us, it’s when we start the hustle and haul of making wine. The vineyard team are in full swing and won’t slow down until April or May when the last of the grapes are harvested. The winemaking team - still working on our 2017 wines - are also prepping the barrels, tanks and equipment in time for vintage, which usually starts around Australia Day for us when we pick the Chardonnay, and a short time later, Muscat (for Moscato and Sparkling). Continue reading...

Spring Quinta Quarterly

Friday, September 01, 2017

Have you ever been made to feel silly by a wine snob? It pains me to see the effects of this in cellar door where people dismiss their instincts and say “oh I don’t know much about wine, just pour me your best”, because what I think is our best might not be to your taste. There’s no right or wrong way to enjoy wine and if you like it, you like it, regardless of what others think.  Continue reading...

Winter Quinta Quarterly

Friday, May 26, 2017

When writing the Quinta Quarterly, the Winter edition always feels like it comes around the fastest. Weren’t we just celebrating Australia Day? The first six months of the year is a marathon for us, but we’ve enjoyed another excellent vintage, our biggest Tastes of Rutherglen ever and bottled some great new releases, including our Jack’s Block Shiraz and Reserve Durif. Continue reading...

Autumn Quinta Quarterly

Thursday, March 02, 2017

We are now into Week Four of vintage and have picked Chardonnay, Muscat (for Moscato and Sparkling Muscat Blanc) and Tinta Roriz. It’s an exciting time, and an event that culminates a year’s worth of decisions and hard work in the vineyard and winery. How much to make, yield and cropping levels, the best pruning method, which oak to buy, and what style we’re aiming for, are all questions that pop up regularly.  Continue reading...