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...

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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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...

2016: A Winning Year

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It has been a great year for Rutherglen and Stanton & Killeen with ourselves and many of our fellow wineries taking home numerous accolades in 2016. Our highlights include being shortlisted two years in a row for the Australian Producer of The Year Trophy at the International Wine & Spirits Competition and winning five major trophies for our fortifieds, including the Best Fortified Trophy for our Classic Muscat last week at the Victorian Wines Show.  Continue reading...

Summer Quinta Quarterly

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

For the second year in a row, we’ve been shortlisted for the Australian Wine Producer of the Year Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. To be recognised for consistent quality is a great way to finish 2016, and a what a year it’s been. The weather has been superb and if it stays relatively dry and mild, the 2017 vintage will be another standout (my fingers are crossed as I’ve put my hand up again to be the cellar hand). Continue reading...

Introducing Liquid Luxury

Thursday, November 10, 2016

There's something very rewarding about maturing your own fortified blend at home and our new Liquid Luxury packages allow you to do just that. Sign up to our Barrel Club, select your preferred Liquid Luxury package and you’ll receive the base wine carefully selected from our cellar plus your own small, Australian-made barrel to begin the blending and maturation process. Throw in access to your very own Barrel Concierge and you’ve got everything you need to create your own batch of Liquid Luxury at home. Continue reading...

Success in 2017 Halliday Wine Companion

Monday, August 08, 2016

The release of James Halliday's annual Wine Companion in August always sparks a high degree of excitement and curiosity. It's a fantastic way to hear about new wineries or the latest 'must-try' wine with a comprehensive review of many of Australia's 2500+ wineries.   Continue reading...

Winery Walkabout 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's time to start thinking about what to wear to this year's Winery Walkabout, June 11th and 12th. Cartoon characters, movie stars, fashion eras, pirates and Pink Ladies are very popular so the trick is to get creative! We've planned a jam-packed line up up of fun and entertainment at S&K so buy your tickets soon so you don't miss out.  Continue reading...

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