News and Events

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Great Wines Are Made in the Vineyard

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There's no better winemaking adage than "great wines are made in the vineyard". You can do the fanciest science with the ferments and buy the best oak, but unless the fruit is in top condition once it hits the winery during vintage, it's like trying to use cheap plastic wrap...it just doesn't work. Our vineyards have been a top priority over the last few years and when Ruston Prescott joined Stanton & Killeen as our Viticulturist in December 2013, he and his team had their work cut out for them.  Continue reading...

Portuguese Trio Museum Release

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

When we released our Portuguese Trio in 2013, it was one of the first occasions that S&K had produced table wines using our extensive selection of Iberian grape varieties traditionally used for our Vintage Fortifieds (another occasion being The Prince Reserva blend of '08, '09 and '13). After their first popular release, we stashed away the remaining cases in our museum only to be used for special releases such as dinners, anniversaries and by request.

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The Prince Returns!

Monday, June 23, 2014

In 2008 and 2009, we produced a savoury, Portuguese-inspired style of red table wine in honour of sixth generation Chris Killeen (08.07.54-19.06.07), affectionately known as "The Prince of Port". Using four different varieties usually reserved for our Vintage Fortifieds, the 2008 was a blend of 30% Souzão, 26% Tinta Roriz, 22% Tinto Cao and 22% Touriga Nacional. Recent tastings have proven these Iberian varieties varieties have staying power and meld superbly to create a mouth-filling food wine.  Continue reading...

WHAT A WONDERFUL START TO 2013! This year’s vintage was a cracker. The beauty of wine is that each bottle represents the trials and tribulations of that particular vintage expressing the characteristics of the weather, the soils and the love of the vine.

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