News and Events

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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...

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...

Melbourne Cup Retrospective VP Tasting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Enjoy your long weekend relaxing at our cellar door whilst tasting your way through three decades of Vintage Fortifieds. It's not often we crack open a selection of our ports. This coming weekend, free of charge, we are very excited to offer the 1986, 1996, 1999, 2001 and our latest release, 2009.  Continue reading...

With Canberra recently rated the Most Liveable City, the wine and food producers of Rutherglen and the King Valley are packing their bags (and car-boots full of wine...) and heading to the great capital this weekend. Continue reading...

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...

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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