Celebrating seven generations and 145 years of family winemaking, our glass is always half full at S&K. Today the business is owned and managed by mother-daughter team Wendy and Natasha Killeen with a focus on Portuguese varieties, flavoursome Rutherglen red wine and continuing the long tradition of award-winning Muscats, Topaques, Tawnys and Vintage Fortifieds.
It all began in the 1850s when the Stanton family travelled from England to try their luck on the Victorian gold fields. It wasn’t long before they turned their attention to the liquid gold that came from vines and the Stantons worked hard to establish a vineyard and winery that endured many setbacks such as phylloxera, drought and the Great Depression.
The two families came together when Norman Killeen married Jack Stanton’s daughter, Joan and in 1954 she gave birth to 6th generation winemaker Chris Killeen. In 1968 the business name was changed to ‘Stanton & Killeen Wines’ and thus started a new phase in the history of the winery.
Headquartered in Melbourne - one of the most liveable city in the world, Riversdale Fine Wines(RFW) is an omni-channel fine wine expert specialising on premium wine brands from wine regions throughout Australia, including well-known and hidden treasure regions. Our offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Shanghai and Guangzhou, give us first hand and latest market intelligence on the ground, directly from suppliers and consumers and also enable us to provide top quality trading and integrated logistics service.
At RFW, we have made promoting premium Australian wine our mission since inception. We strive to provide the most comprehensive and brand orientated marketing and education strategy for brands both small and large, covering online and offline channels. Our RFW Club has been providing educational experience and tailored service to consumers through events in various formats. We have been Wine Australia trade specialist for multiple years and were among the first to provide Wine Australia Education programs, Barossa Wine school courses and Rutherglen fortified Master Classes to consumers in Australia and China.
We have built a close relationship with government, our university partners, top influencers and KOLs in the industry to promote premium Australian wines. In 2017, Riversdale Fine Wine was awarded as the Best Wine Importer of the Year by RVF China and Best Boutique Importer by Wine100 in the following year and 2019.