Corowa Free Press

Winery scoops two honours

Seventh-generation Rutherglen winery Stanton & Killeen Wines has secured two prestigious awards and two finalist nominations at the annual National Wine Communicators Awards, hosted by Wine Communicators Australia.

Stanton & Killeen topped many well-known wine brands to take home the award for best wine marketing communication campaign for their Liquid Luxury campaign which promotes their at-home fortified barrel club, and they also won best wine serial publication, recognising their Quinta Quarterly magazine.

Stanton & Killeen were also named as a finalist in two categories: Best Wine-Themed Event and Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door.

Stanton & Killeen Sales and Marketing Manager at Wines Sam Cooper was in Sydney to personally accept the awards- in the esteemed company of many of Australia’s most recognisable and revered brands in wine.

“These awards reflect the shared passion and dedication of the entire team at Stanton & Killeen,” she said.

“To be recognised in the company of organisations like Giesen, Accolade, Singlefile and other national icons is a real pinch-me moment.”

General Manager Natasha Killeen said the team at Stanton and Killeen have demonstrated a dedication to excellence in wine communication, spending the last few years strategically refining and elevating the way they engage with customers, visitors, and the wider industry.

“These awards demonstrate the hard work put in by all,” she said.

“At Stanton & Killeen, we proudly champion innovation, foster a culture of ideas, and cultivate curiosity within our team.

“Seeing the team rewarded for thinking outside the box and engaging meaningfully with our customers is nothing short of brilliant.”

Sam is looking forward to what other wonderful ideas the team can deliver in 2024.

“These awards keep us motivated to push boundaries, try new things, and connect with our audiences in a meaningful way,” she said.

“We love creating memorable experiences and telling our stories in a way that resonates.”

Stanton & Killeen Wines is a 148-year-old winery in Rutherglen with award-winning wines, cellar door, and a range of experiences to discover.

Sam is often at the cellar door and loves meeting customers and hearing about what brings them to Rutherglen.

“We encourage people to visit the winery to experience our wines and history for themselves and share with us their own stories – there’s nothing more special than connecting with people over shared passions and experiences.”





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