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Fortified wines win big on the international stage

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Stanton & Killeen Wines are overjoyed with the success their fortified wines achieved recently on an international level.

The Muscats of Rutherglen are world-renowned and the recent swag of accolades received by Stanton & Killeen has elevated the importance of this beloved,  unique Australian wine style.

Wendy Killeen, CEO of Stanton & Killeen, returned to Australia at the end of May after showcasing her company’s fortified wines at the annual London Wine Trade Fair. During the week of the Fair, many UK-based, international wine industry shows and competitions announce their results, including trophies, gold medals and inclusions in top wine lists.

Stanton & Killeen Wines stood tall when acknowledging their success over the week in London. The current tally from the UK includes:

  • The Wine Merchants Top 100 Wines – Classic Muscat
  • International Wine Challenge – Rutherglen Fortified Trophy – Grand Muscat
  • International Wine Challenge - Gold medal – Grand Muscat
  • International Wine Challenge –Silver medal - Classic Muscat
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold - Classic Muscat
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold – Grand Muscat

“It takes years of total dedication to produce the luscious, sensorial wine that is Rutherglen Muscat and to be recognised and applauded on an International level, makes it all worthwhile.” Killeen said.

In addition to the UK success, Wine Australia announced today that Australia had picked up three trophies at the 2017 WINE100 Challenge in China. Stanton and Killeen Classic Muscat was the recipient of one of those trophies, being Best Dessert Wine of the Challenge.

Killeen said “The importance of winning awards for our fortified wine should never be understated; the style possesses a significant position in the history of Australian winemaking and we have a responsibility to uphold its continued presence.”



  • Rutherglen (VIC)

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