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...

Tastes of Two Regions 2016 Canberra

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The winemakers and food producers of Rutherglen and the King Valley will be returning to Canberra to bring the best of both regions to the nation's capital. Try over 100 wines at the main exhibition on Sunday the 28th of August at Pialligo Estate or treat yourself to fun and informal masterclasses at various venues around Canberra. Continue reading...

Winery Walkabout 2016 Photo Library

Monday, June 27, 2016


We had a blast this year at Winery Walkabout, one of Victoria's biggest wine festivals. Great weather meant the crowds could enjoy the sunshine (except for a wet and windy 20 minute stint on Saturday) and the George McFloyd Blues Band kept everyone's toes tapping. There was a touch of excitement when a shuttle bus got bogged but it wouldn't be a country festival without a tractor to save the day.  Here's a selection of photos from #WineryWalkabout2016 and we look forward to seeing old and new faces next year! 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...

Vintage 2016 Vineyard Report

Friday, May 27, 2016

The journey to harvest in 2016 proved to be a bumpy ride. Winter and spring of 2015 were both warmer than usual, with October and November giving us unusual temperature spikes 6°C above average.  Whilst many people were delighted with an early start to summer (we at least were pleased about the lack of frosts in September and October), our vineyards experienced very early flowering patterns as a result of the warmer weather.  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...

Tastes of Rutherglen, March 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tastes of Rutherglen in March is one of the best events on the calendar for foodies, wine buffs and people looking for a relaxed, fun time. Leisurely roam the region and enjoy a restaurant quality meal matched to wine whilst enjoying entertainment and masterclasses at participating wineries. Continue reading...

Winery Walkabout 2015

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Winery Walkabout, Victoria's original wine festival, is the perfect event to enjoy the winter weather with friends, food, laughter, great wine and entertainment. Taste our wine under a large undercover area or sit in the sunshine on haybales out the front, enjoying the foot-stompingly good live music. Continue reading...

We are pretty stoked to have picked up another trophy for our much loved Grand Rutherglen Topaque. The VIC100 Wine Awards is a event celebrating the 100 very best wines produced in Victoria each year in conjunction with the fabulous 'Flavour Exchange' events held four times a year at Federation Square in Melbourne. Continue reading...

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