News and Events

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

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...

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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We’ve got something to make a racket about here at Stanton & Killeen! We have a fabulous new winemaker, Andrew Drumm, who has joined the team this week. Not only is he a skilled and passionate winemaker, Andrew has a wealth of experience in the wine industry including business management, branding and communications.  Continue reading...

During the Christmas and New Year holidays people visiting our cellar door will have the rare chance to try a selection of our iconic Vintage Fortifieds-previously known as Vintage Ports. We are very excited to offer on tasting, without charge, a 1984, 1993, 2000 and 2008.

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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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