Crafted to Perfection: Fortified Wine Experience
Take home your own barrel of fortified wine
Stanton & Killeen is one of the oldest, continually operating wineries in Rutherglen. They have been an integral part of developing Rutherglen’s reputation as an engaging, approachable, authentic and desirable wine region to visit.
Stanton & Killeen blends innovation with tradition, celebrating seven generations and almost 150 years of family winemaking. Today, the business is owned and managed by mother-daughter team Wendy and Natasha Killeen. The winery is best known for alternative Portuguese varieties, flavoursome Rutherglen red wine and continuing the family's long custodianship of award-winning Muscats, Topaques and Vintage Fortifieds.
Originally planted by Christopher Killeen thirty years ago to achieve his vision for crafting Australia's best Vintage fortified, S&K's diverse range of Portuguese varieties are flourishing at their property in Rutherglen. Since Christopher's untimely passing in 2007, they have explored ways to produce distinctive sparkling and table wines from Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Souzão and Tinto Cão.
Stanton & Killeen experiences focuses on providing unique products that highlight the food and wine element of Stanton & Killeen as well as the natural beauty of the site.
The Rutherglen wine region is renowned for its world-class fortified wines and rich, luscious reds.
Alvarinho, Antão Vaz, Arinto, Chardonnay, Durif, Grand Noir, Muscadelle, Muscat, Shiraz, Souzão, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Tinto Cão, Touriga Nacional and Viognier.
440 Jacks Road, RUTHERGLEN 3685
All year: January to May is an exciting time to visit to see first hand how fruit is harvested and wine making during vintage. Enjoy the "Tastes of Rutherglen" food and wine festival over the March long weekend or relax during the beautiful autumn weather over Easter. The winter months are the perfect time to rug up and embrace the cold with a Muscat Blending Experience or Iberian Tasting. From September, the vineyards are bursting to life from winter dormancy ensuring al fresco gourmet hampers in the cellar door gardens are a great way to spend an afternoon. Bask in the warm pre-Christmas sunshine with a glass of bubbles before taking a Sustainability Tour of the certified winery and vineyard.
Rutherglen is located in North East Victoria with easy access to airports and the Hume Highway. Albury Airport is a 45 minute drive to Stanton & Killeen with hire cars and transfers easily available. The closest major city is Melbourne via the Hume Highway for 3 hours, before turning onto Federation Way just after Wangaratta. Canberra is 4 hours travel time and Sydney is 6.5 hours drive.
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am - 4pm
(02) 6032 9457