Simao & Co

Simon Killeen – formerly of Stanton & Killeen – has decided to go out on his own and launch his own wine brand. It’s a brave step but he’s taken to it like a duck to water. This is an exciting development for north-east Victorian wine and, by extension, for Australian wine. The range sources grapes from a range of interesting plots around Victoria’s north-east. Simon’s late father, Chris Killeen, was renowned as an experimenter, a champion of Portuguese varieties in Australia, and as the producer of Australia’s best and most interesting Vintage Port. CAMPBELL MATTINSON