North-east Victoria in Australia is famous for fortified wines and one of the family firms at the forefront of production there is Stanton & Killeen. The Stanton family are originally from Suffolk and had their beginnings in the wine trade, like many others, during the gold rush of the mid-18th century. In 1864 Timothy Stanton established a business supplying victuals to the miners and in 1875 sold the first vintage of his fortified wine. They have been producing their vinous gold ever since, through seven generations, and 2015 saw their 150th anniversary as winemakers.
This late-harvested and lightly fortified Muscat comes from Rutherglen in Victoria, the home of Australian stickies. Grapey Muscat aromas are followed by raisiny, caramelised sugar flavours making it a world-class pudding wine.
Give it a blast with salt cod cakes, pumpkin pie, Christmas pudding or rich chocolate pudding with salted caramel sauce! Go on!