News and Events

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

changes to bulk fortified pricing

Monday, June 04, 2018

Changes to the wine tax system come into effect on July 1st, requiring changes to the way we sell bulk fortified. Also, after reviewing the ages of our bulk fortifieds, we will be raising the price of the bulk Tawny.  Continue reading...

Winter Quinta Quarterly

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Did you know that by 2020, the word tokay will disappear from Australian wine labels, websites and all marketing material? We won’t even be able to write that Topaque was “previously known as Tokay”. It is already the case for 11 sensitive GIs (Geographical Indicators) that Australian winemakers once used to describe their wine styles, including Port, Sherry, Champagne and Burgundy. Continue reading...

Winery Walkabout 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

One of Victoria's biggest wine festivals is fast approaching and we've planned a jam-packed line up of wine, food, music and entertainment at S&K. With a fun and friendly party vibe, the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout is a great way to warm up this winter and enjoy your June long weekend. Tickets will sell out so get in fast so your don't miss out.  Continue reading...

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...

Tastes of Rutherglen 2018

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Join 19 of Rutherglen's great wineries on the 10th and 11th of March 2018 for a gourmet food and wine festival like no other. A progressive feast showing off the region's best produce and wine, where you travel from winery to winery to sample, taste and sip on the incredible flavours of Rutherglen. Festival entry is only $20 for both days. Get your friends and family together, buy your tickets, and get your taste buds ready for a truly unforgettable foodie experience!  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...

Fortifieds Demystified

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The world of fortifieds can sometimes be a little confusing. What is a port and what is a liqueur? How long should you leave open a muscat or a port before it doesn’t taste the best? How do you pronounce Topaque and what is it?

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Tastes of Two Regions

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The winemakers of Rutherglen and the King Valley are coming to Canberra for the annual Tastes of Two Region festival to showcase their award-winning wine and produce. Meet the makers, stock your pantry and be inspired for your next gourmet getaway. Continue reading...

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...

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...

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