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...

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...

Boutique Wine Awards Success

Monday, July 20, 2015

We don't often enter our Rare Muscat and Rare Topaque in wine shows due to our very limited reserves of these 25+ year old wines but when we do, we are always thrilled to earn outstanding results for these precious wines.  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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March 2015 Newsletter - Latest Releases

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

With the silly season behind us and the cosy autumn weather approaching, we have released three wines with our tri-annual newsletter perfect for a slower pace at the dinner table with family and friends.

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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...

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