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The Wine Show Australia

The Wine Show Australia

By Simon Nash, Jill Upton and Richo Doumani

Simon Nash, Jill Upton and Richo Doumani interview wine industry personalities and uncover their stories and amazing tales. Podcasts are taken from the weekly radio program on 96.5 InnerFM (Melb, Australia 9am-11am).

Simon has been immersed in wine as both a passion and interest for the past 30 years and that journey has taken him to wine regions around Australia and overseas.
Jill Upton is a wine reviewer and Brand Mgr of Cellar One, her experience and passion is clearly on display.
Richo is a wine professional working at Dan's who has travelled the globe as a muso and wine pro.

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Andrea Pritzaker MW- Len Evans Tutorial Dux
Andrea Pritzaker MW- Len Evans Tutorial Dux
Andrea fills Richo and Simon in on the week she had at the Len Evans Tutorial and some of the amazing wines they tried. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphy_richard
30:29
November 26, 2022
Melanie Gilcrist
Melanie Gilcrist
Mel is one half of the successful podcast duo Wine with Meg and Mel (Mel pictured on left), she chats wit Richo and Simon about the journey from marketing Dairy to now immersing herself in the Wine Industry and how she and Meg Brodtmann MW teamed up to start the podcasts. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard @winewithmegandmel
23:13
November 26, 2022
Louella Mathews
Louella Mathews
Louella chats with Simon and Richo about her wine industry experience and the job of a Sommelier. They talk about designing wine lists of which she currently looks after 15 and some of the trends in the market currently. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphy_richard
18:46
November 26, 2022
Michael Dalzotto - King Valley
Michael Dalzotto - King Valley
Michael speaks with Simon and Richo about the current Prosecco wars between Australia and Italy through the Free Trade Agreement. It is a compelling story and good to hear it form someone deeply entrenched in the issue. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphy_richard @dalzotto.wines
11:55
November 26, 2022
Angus Hughson - The Wine Journal 2023
Angus Hughson - The Wine Journal 2023
Jill talks to wine writer and co-author Angus Hughson about the recent launch of The Wine Journal, which shares key discoveries, experiences, and behind-the-scenes insights about the best Australian and selected international wines. A perfect Christmas gift for your wine nerd friends. Grab a couple and you'll have Christmas sorted! #thewinejournal#angushughson
18:41
November 19, 2022
Lauren Martin - Rolf Binder (Barossa)
Lauren Martin - Rolf Binder (Barossa)
Rolf Binder are known as masters of blending Mataro and Shiraz and producing outstanding wines. Jill talks to Lauren at cellar door about their awesome cellar door experience including pizza and wine tastings and the 5 varietals they are focusing on at the moment. #rolfbinder
17:54
November 19, 2022
Bryan Currie - Hungerford Hill (Hunter Valley)
Bryan Currie - Hungerford Hill (Hunter Valley)
GM and Senior Winemaker at the well-known Hungerford Hill winery in the HV, Bryan talks to Jill about producing wines from the 3 NSW wine regions, Tumbarumba, Hilltops and HV and the differences between the regions. A must visit in the HV especially for dinner at the famous Muse restaurant. #hungerfordhill#huntervalleywineries
19:43
November 19, 2022
Stuart Knox - Owner of Fix Wine Bar & Restaurant (Sydney CBD)
Stuart Knox - Owner of Fix Wine Bar & Restaurant (Sydney CBD)
Owner of Fix Wine Bar & Restaurant in Sydney CBD, Stuart has been in the hospitality industry for 30 years, 20 as a sommelier. Stuart talks to Jill about curating the perfect wine list (many more by the glass!) and the changing trends of wine drinkers. An absolute must visit in Sydney. #fixwinebar
19:50
November 19, 2022
Emma Williams - Hollydene Estate (Hunter Valley)
Emma Williams - Hollydene Estate (Hunter Valley)
Jill talks to Emma from Hollydene Estate about their award winning sparklings (especially the 2008 Blanc de Blanc), which has rivalled House of Arras. These are the perfect sparklings for Christmas, especially at great value. Visit their beautiful cellar door when next in the Hunter. #hollydeneestate
15:09
November 19, 2022
Marcus Holt - Scotchmans Hill (Bellarine Peninsula)
Marcus Holt - Scotchmans Hill (Bellarine Peninsula)
Simon and Marcus chat about this iconic Bellarine winery and the recent awards at Geelong Show and Melbourne Royal.  We hear about what to expect when visiting these days and the exciting wines to taste. 40 years old this year where has the time gone! @thewineshowaustralia @scotchmanshill
19:04
November 12, 2022
Banjo Harris Plane - Tasting Australia 2023
Banjo Harris Plane - Tasting Australia 2023
It's that time again when we prepare for the launch of tickets to Tasting Australia and Banjo Harris Plane fills us in on some of the highlights for the 2023 event. Banjo is the festival's Beverage Director (let's get a job like that hey!).  This is 10 days of the best wine and food experiences, in the Adelaide Town Square and across some of the regions. Tickets go on sale in early December. Simon and Banjo also chat about his business Good Pair Days and his time as a Somm. @thewineshowaustralia @tastingaustralia
21:45
November 12, 2022
Larry Cherubino - Larry Cherubino Wines (Great Southern)
Larry Cherubino - Larry Cherubino Wines (Great Southern)
Larry chats with Simon about the Great Southern region in Western Australia and the range of wine, his work as Winemaking Director at Robert Oatley Wines and his journey in wine. @thewineshowaustralia @cherubinowines 
24:28
November 12, 2022
Will Derham - Banks Road (Bellarine Peninsula)
Will Derham - Banks Road (Bellarine Peninsula)
Will is a regular on The Wine Show Australia and he is always great to listen to, he and Simon chat about the V23 season so far and how the rains have affected things. There are some new plantings afoot, some new food offerings at the cellar door and some great wines to try. Get to Banks Road when you are anywhere near Geelong, especially over Spring-Summer this year. @thewineshowaustralia @banksroadvineyard @visitgeelongbellarine #bellarinewine
30:08
November 12, 2022
Stephen Quartermain - Australian TV Personality and Melbourne Icon
Stephen Quartermain - Australian TV Personality and Melbourne Icon
The seed for this interview was planted all the way back in 2010 on the Channel 10 TV show The Panel in which Steve interviewed James Podsiadly as a mature AFL recruit for Geelong who had married into the Middleton family of Mount Mary fame in the Yarra Valley. Steve has great taste when it comes to drinking wine and spirits and is pretty good in the kitchen too (when time permits). For a bloke who loves and understands Italian wine, he's long overdue for a trip 'Al Bel Paese' which will be remedied early in 2023. 
20:39
November 09, 2022
Andrew Quin - Chief Winemaker Hentley Farm
Andrew Quin - Chief Winemaker Hentley Farm
Andrew chats about all things Hentley Farm with Richo, Jill and the listeners. He has the distinction of producing just the 2nd Grenache to win the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. It is awarded to the best dry red of 1 or 2 years age and previous winners include Penfolds Grange, Wolf Blass Black Label and Turkey Flat Grenache. What a great victory!!
24:22
November 09, 2022
Lachlan Duncan - Chief Winemaker Irvine Wines
Lachlan Duncan - Chief Winemaker Irvine Wines
Celebrate international Merlot day with the energetic & enigmatic new winemaker from Irvine Wines in the Eden Valley. Lachy has quite the resume in regards to  making wine not only in the valley but also internationally. As you can hear in this podcast, the future of this famous winery is in good hands.
21:14
November 09, 2022
Louisa Rose - Yalumba Head Winemaker
Louisa Rose - Yalumba Head Winemaker
Jill & Richo get to chat with the indomitable and incredible Louisa Rose from Yalumba who has been with the business since the early 90's. There is a focus on Pewsey Vale riesling which is celebrating an incredible 175 year anniversary. What an incredible legacy.
26:08
November 09, 2022
Michael Zitzlaff - Dan Murphy's Wine Merchant
Michael Zitzlaff - Dan Murphy's Wine Merchant
Richo & Ewan chat to one of the great personalities of wine in Victoria. Michael's family planted Oakridge in the 70's and he is extremely well traveled having also made wine in the USA and even popping up on the cult show Mythbusters. What an extraordinary life!!
26:02
November 06, 2022
Dr Wes Pearson - AWRI
Dr Wes Pearson - AWRI
Dr Wes Pearson is currently researching no and low alcohol wines for the Australian Wine Research Institute. But more than that  - this crafty Canadian is also behind the labels of Juxtaposed & Dodgy Brothers!
23:51
November 06, 2022
John Raphael - Vanguard Luxury Brands
John Raphael - Vanguard Luxury Brands
Jr joins Richo and gives us the story of American Whiskey and in particular Michter's...
21:55
November 06, 2022
Ewan Proctor - Vivino
Ewan Proctor - Vivino
Old mates Richo & Ewan chew the fat as old mates do.....
28:13
November 06, 2022
Nat Pizzini - Pizzini Wines (King Valley)
Nat Pizzini - Pizzini Wines (King Valley)
Nat chats with Simon and Richo about the floods in the North East and how it is affecting wine regions. They move on to topics such as wine in a can and lots of others. @pizziniwines @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
22:22
October 22, 2022
Andrew Gardiner - Fontanafredda
Andrew Gardiner - Fontanafredda
Richo and Simon chat with Andrew about his recent trip to Italy and some fantastic stories come up, a really fun chat. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
26:00
October 22, 2022
Ben Riggs - Mr Riggs (McLaren Vale)
Ben Riggs - Mr Riggs (McLaren Vale)
Ben chats with Richo and Simon about the Mr Riggs brand and some other projects such as Ponting Wines with ex Australian cricket captain Ricky. @thewineshowaustralia @mrriggswineco @danmurphys_richard
26:24
October 22, 2022
Amelia Ball - Cellaring Wine
Amelia Ball - Cellaring Wine
Amelia joins Simon and Richo in studio for a chat about the key things to think about when starting a wine collection. Amelia now works as a freelance wine writer after many years at the Halliday Wine Companion. @ameliarball @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
30:34
October 22, 2022
Andrew Marks - Winemaker & Gin Distiller (VIC)
Andrew Marks - Winemaker & Gin Distiller (VIC)
Andrew Marks makes the Yarra Valley’s Gembrook Hill and The Wanderer wines, and is also the man behind the Melbourne Gin Company. He tells Jill & Richo his story in this awesome interview. #melbournegincompany
20:11
October 08, 2022
Paul White - Chairman, International Cool Climate Wine Show (VIC)
Paul White - Chairman, International Cool Climate Wine Show (VIC)
Chairman of the International Cool Climate Wine Show, Paul talks to Jill & Richo about the results from the show held in May. Some cracker wines taking Top Golds - and some will pleasantly surprise you! #internationalcoolclimatewineshow
18:60
October 08, 2022
Mark Smith - Tscharkes Wines (Barossa)
Mark Smith - Tscharkes Wines (Barossa)
One of our favourite Barossa wineries has opened 'The Protagonist', a new-age cellar door that offers the ultimate wine tasting experience. Jill & Richo talk to Mark about their incredible wines, how great 2020 was for Grenache and how Tscharke's are moving into the future! #tscharkeswines
15:01
October 08, 2022
Andrew McIntyre - Melbourne Wine School (VIC)
Andrew McIntyre - Melbourne Wine School (VIC)
Jill & Richo talk to Andy about his Melbourne-based wine and sake education and consulting business, which offers a selection of WSET certified courses and tastings to help both novices and industry veterans expand their knowledge of wine and sake.  #melbournewineschool
22:29
October 08, 2022
Rebekah Richardson - Lucid Distilling
Rebekah Richardson - Lucid Distilling
Australian Women in Wine Awards Board member and highly respected winemaker, Rebekah Richardson, talks to Jill & Richo about the recent Hear Me Roar - The Gin launch, where all proceeds from the sale of this gin will go towards scholarships, mentoring programs and professional development for women in the Australian wine industry. #hearmeroar
13:14
October 08, 2022
Lucy Clements - Vintellect (SA)
Lucy Clements - Vintellect (SA)
The fabulous Lucy Clements (previously of Accolade Wines) talks to Jill & Richo about her extraordinary experiences in the industry, her new wine consultancy 'Vintellect', and studying to become MW. #vintellect
24:28
October 01, 2022
Will Wager - The Collection Fine Wines (VIC)
Will Wager - The Collection Fine Wines (VIC)
Founder of this contemporary fine wine distributor in Victoria, Will talks to Jill & Richo about his exceptional portfolio and how the approach to wine making differs between each brand, whilst still being world class wines. #thecollectionfinewines
23:13
October 01, 2022
Stef Fisher - Dan Murphy's
Stef Fisher - Dan Murphy's
Jill & Richo chat to Stef about his experiences in the industry both domestic and abroad, his favourite sparklings and the importance (and fun!) of matching wine to music. #steffisher
21:12
October 01, 2022
Jason Schwarz - Schwarz Wine Co (Barossa)
Jason Schwarz - Schwarz Wine Co (Barossa)
After tasting the 2014 Schwarz Wine Co Nitschke Block Shiraz, we just had to get Jason on the show to tell us about the origin of this magnificent wine and the other ranges under this highly under-rated brand. Jason talks to Jill & Richo about being part of the Artisans of Barossa in Tanunda and how he cam eto produce these exceptional wines. Do yourself a favour and buy some! #schwarzwineco
21:31
October 01, 2022
Chris Hancock, MW
Chris Hancock, MW
Wine royalty Chris Hancock, MW talks to Jill about his spectacular career in the wine industry, starting with Rosemount, Penfolds and eventually Robert Oatley wines where he wasn't allowed to retire! Now living in Manly and producing wines under his own label in the McLaren Vale, Chris still has a lot to offer the industry. #chrishancock#robertoatleywines
16:00
September 24, 2022
Lisa McGuigan - Lisa McGuigan Wines (Hunter Valley)
Lisa McGuigan - Lisa McGuigan Wines (Hunter Valley)
Far from being only the 4th generation winemaker, Lisa has taken her own path in the wine world. Jill talks to Lisa about her experience at a Finishing School in Switzerland, starting her own wine label and building her dream cellar door called "Vamp" that is an absolute must visit for anyone in the Hunter Valley! #lisamcguiganwines
22:48
September 24, 2022
Pietro Giacalone - Pietro Wines (McLaren Vale)
Pietro Giacalone - Pietro Wines (McLaren Vale)
Jill chats to Pietro about importing sensational Sicilian wines into Australia, especially the local varietal Nero D'Avola (one of our faves!), as well as his own brand, Pietro Wines in McLaren Vale. #pietrowines
15:39
September 24, 2022
Ed Carr - House of Arras (Tasmania)
Ed Carr - House of Arras (Tasmania)
Considered one of the best sparkling winemakers in the world, Ed Carr and his exceptional House of Arras sparklings have taken the world by storm. Jill talks to Ed about the recent Global Vintage Release, the celebration of 25 years of 100% Tasmanian winemaking and the 10th Consecutive Vintage Release of E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2007 Sparkling. #houseofarras
20:37
September 24, 2022
Peter Gibson - Word of Mouth Wines (Orange, NSW)
Peter Gibson - Word of Mouth Wines (Orange, NSW)
The Orange Wine Festival kicks off now and amongst the local talent is the wonderful Word of Mouth wines driven by Peter Gibson. Producing some exotic varietals such as Manseng (local to Pyrenees) and Mencia, Peter is the first grower of Pinot Gris in the Orange wine region, which is well known for their perfect PG! #wordofmouthwines
17:56
September 24, 2022
Courtney Christie - Wine Wolf Foundation
Courtney Christie - Wine Wolf Foundation
No stranger to the show, we asked Courtney back to update on the Wine Wolf Foundation which she established in honour of her very good friend, Lotte Wolf,    and is going from strength to strength, including an Awards component. Jill chats to Courtney about the milestones achieved over the last year and what we can expect to see from this inspiring Foundation in the future. #winewolffoundation
18:46
September 17, 2022
Alexander Copper - Nuffield Scholarship Recipient (Clare Valley)
Alexander Copper - Nuffield Scholarship Recipient (Clare Valley)
Clare Valley wine grower and maker, Dr Alexander Copper, will travel to the eastern Mediterranean and beyond to study drought tolerant wine varieties that could be introduced to Australia, as 1 of 19 recipients of the 2023 Nuffield Scholarship. Jill talks to Alex about his plans and how he intends to use the bursary of $30K to research these varietals. Fascinating stuff! #nuffieldscholarship
14:29
September 17, 2022
Charlotte Gundry - Orange Wine Festival (Orange, NSW)
Charlotte Gundry - Orange Wine Festival (Orange, NSW)
Charlotte gives us an update on the Orange Wine Festival 2022 commencing on 30 Sept that runs for the month of October. A great calendar of events that is well worth visiting the gastronomic wine region. Definitely an event to put in your diary! #orangewinefestival2022
11:31
September 17, 2022
Mark Curtis - Curtis Family Vineyards (McLaren Vale)
Mark Curtis - Curtis Family Vineyards (McLaren Vale)
Jill chats with Mark about their magnificent Grenache  in honour of International Grenache Day. We also get down and dirty about Durif and Nathan Goad of Australian Wine Weekly lends his take (and humour) on these beautiful wines. #curtisfamilyvineyards#australianwineweekly
32:20
September 17, 2022
Michelle Geber - Managing Director, Chateau Tanunda (Barossa)
Michelle Geber - Managing Director, Chateau Tanunda (Barossa)
Château Tanunda, birthplace of the Barossa, has been producing excellent wines for well over a century. Jill talks to Michelle about how Chateau Tanunda came to prosperity (the decimation of Europe's wine regions due to phylloxera), how they have brought it to life since her family purchased it, and their must-visit cellar door in the Barossa and newer cellar door in Sydney. #chateautanunda
13:59
September 17, 2022
Ellen Weigall - Baby Pink Gin
Ellen Weigall - Baby Pink Gin
Ellen chats to Richo about her brand which is gender inclusive and dead-set delicious @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
12:17
September 03, 2022
Gary Mills Jamsheed (Urban Winery)
Gary Mills Jamsheed (Urban Winery)
Old mates richo and Gaz catch up and chat about the urban winery in Preston @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
32:19
September 03, 2022
Paul Bridgeman-Levantine Hill (Yarra Valley)
Paul Bridgeman-Levantine Hill (Yarra Valley)
One of the true champions of the Yarra Valley chats to Richo about his new gig at Lavantine Hill. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard @levantinehill
19:22
September 03, 2022
Sean Waddington - Darling Distillery
Sean Waddington - Darling Distillery
Boutique Urban Distiller Sean tells Richo all about the gin made in Clifton Hill @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
16:09
September 03, 2022
Martin Von Wyss & Andrew Wyse - Cardwell Cellars (Abbotsford)
Martin Von Wyss & Andrew Wyse - Cardwell Cellars (Abbotsford)
Martin and Andrew have a new wine venue in the making, opening in October the bottle shop/wine bar is set to bring us some really interesting international wines and a quirky space within a historic building once owned by Mrs Cardwell, hence the name. @thewineshowaustralia @cardwellcellars @danmurphys_richard
25:38
August 27, 2022
Darren Peck & Mike Sergeant - Morris Whisky
Darren Peck & Mike Sergeant - Morris Whisky
Darren Peck and Mike Sergeant have launched 3 Australian Whisky's matured in historic Muscat barrels up at Morris in Rutherglen. The latest release has a classic Aussie campfire smell combined with the sweetness of Rutherglen Muscat, genius. Great fun chat with Simon and Richo. @thewineshowaustralia @morriswhisky @danmurphys_richard
26:53
August 27, 2022
Richie Vandenberg - The Hidden Sea (Coonawarra)
Richie Vandenberg - The Hidden Sea (Coonawarra)
Richie chats to Simon and Richo about the story behind the brand and their quest to remove 1 billion plastic bottles from the oceans. Buy a bottle of wine and remove 10 plastic bottles, sounds like a win win. @thewineshowaustralia @thehiddenseawine @danmurphys_richard
25:40
August 27, 2022
Simon & Richo talk Margaret River Masterclass
Simon & Richo talk Margaret River Masterclass
Opening the show Richo and Simon chat about a recent Masterclass that Richo did featuring Margaret River wines and he has some suggestions of must try wines including the Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay. @thewineshowaustralia @leeuwinestate @danmurphy's_richard
22:46
August 27, 2022
Natillie Johnston - Tillie J Wines
Natillie Johnston - Tillie J Wines
Having already traveled all around the globe to make wines, Tillie chats all things re her small and super cool boutique eponymous label - Tillie J Wines. #tilliejwines
23:42
August 20, 2022
Jamie Pike - Pikes Wines (Clare Valley)
Jamie Pike - Pikes Wines (Clare Valley)
Jill & Richo chat to Jamie about Pikes Wines' recent Halliday award "People's Choice of the Year" - which they've won 2 consecutive years running! Jamie gives us a great history of the region and his family winery which was established in 1984. Intriguing story! #pikeswines
20:46
August 20, 2022
Kara Maisano - Masani Italian Dining & Terrace (Melbourne)
Kara Maisano - Masani Italian Dining & Terrace (Melbourne)
Kara from the legendary Italian restaurant Masani in Carlton joins Richo and Jill live in the studio. She has an awesome presence and an awesome knowledge. What a pleasure. #karamaisano
26:46
August 20, 2022
Julian Langworthy - Deep Woods Estate (Margaret River)
Julian Langworthy - Deep Woods Estate (Margaret River)
Julian tells Jill and Simon what it was like to be named 2023 Best Value Winery in the recent 2023 Halliday awards. They are making some seriously good Cabernet, in fact they won World's Best Cabernetmand the Chardonnay's are stunning also. @thewineshowaustralia @deepwoodsestate @winecompanion
09:22
August 13, 2022
Dan Simmons - Vinocor
Dan Simmons - Vinocor
Dan chats with Simon and Jill about the resurgence of cork as a closure for fine wine. It seems some winemakers are opting back in. Vinocor distribute the well known Diam composite cork as well as screwcaps for the wine and spirit industries so it is an interesting chat about how the cork industry has responded to the dramatic step away from the product back in the late 90's. @thewineshowaustralia
24:12
August 13, 2022
Stephen Henschke - Henschke Wines (Barossa-Eden Valley)
Stephen Henschke - Henschke Wines (Barossa-Eden Valley)
Stephen Henschke speaks with Simon and Jill about the recent best Riesling win in the 2023 Halliday awards. He also talks about the new cellar door and how that served them well during covid and beyond. We also hear some of the history of this long-standing wine family. @thewineshowaustralia @henschke @winecompanion
27:47
August 13, 2022
Glenn Goodall - 2023 Halliday Winemaker of Year (Xanadu wines - Margaret River)
Glenn Goodall - 2023 Halliday Winemaker of Year (Xanadu wines - Margaret River)
Glenn speaks with Jill and Simon about winning the 2023 Halliday Winemaker of the Year. It is a great chat about the honour of being awarded this Top award and how great life is in Margaret River working at Xanadu wines. @thewineshowaustralia @xanaduwines @winecompanion
28:35
August 13, 2022
Christopher Mullan - Supporter of The Wine Show (Melbourne, VIC)
Christopher Mullan - Supporter of The Wine Show (Melbourne, VIC)
Our most supportive listener of The Wine Show, Christopher Mullan, joins Jill & Richo to talk all things wine, including what gems he has in his cellar, his love of Barossan Shiraz and the recent Halliday Awards.
47:50
August 06, 2022
Michael Fragos - Chapel Hill (McLaren Vale)
Michael Fragos - Chapel Hill (McLaren Vale)
A well known name in the industry, Michael Fragos was born and bred in the McLaren Vale (lucky him!). Jill & Richo talk to Michael about his incredible career, accolades he has achieved along the way and Chapel Hill's 50 Year Jubilee celebration! #chapelhillwines#michaelfragos
23:17
August 06, 2022
Chris Darling - The Darling Wines (SA & NZ)
Chris Darling - The Darling Wines (SA & NZ)
Jill & Richo talk to Chris Darling who has really learned the process of hands-off winemaking! Being confined to SA during Covid, he manages his vineyard in Marlborough, NZ, with his co-founder and is doing incredible things from afar. An interview not to be missed! #thedarlingwines
23:49
August 06, 2022
Doug Neal - Cult Winemaker-Altera Terra (Canberra)
Doug Neal - Cult Winemaker-Altera Terra (Canberra)
Richo reckons Doug is an enigma, a cult winemaker and he certainly delivers on the premise. Fun chat about the new venture Altera Terra and just having a great time making wine. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
21:18
July 30, 2022
Matt Fowles & Peter Coleman - Weekends with Matt
Matt Fowles & Peter Coleman - Weekends with Matt
Matt and Peter took advantage of the pandemic and wrote a book that they had long been talking about. Two mates who met at Uni 20 years ago have collaborated on the Memoirs titled Weekends with Matt. It's about wine and friendship and together they tell Simon and Richo some of the tale. For the rest of it you will need to buy the book! https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/weekends-with-matt/ @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
24:10
July 30, 2022
Andrew Shedden - Head of Fine Wine-Dan Murphy's
Andrew Shedden - Head of Fine Wine-Dan Murphy's
Richo and Simon chat with Andrew Sheddon about the trends he is seeing in the wine industry and what we will be drinking in the future. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
24:54
July 30, 2022
Tyson Stelzer - Chief Editor Halliday Wine Companion
Tyson Stelzer - Chief Editor Halliday Wine Companion
Tyson chats to Simon and Richo ahead of the Halliday wine awards this Wednesday and the tasting on Thursday called Taste the Awards. Always an entertaining and informative conversation with Tyson. @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphys_richard
28:00
July 30, 2022
NIc Bowen - Howard Park (Margaret River)
NIc Bowen - Howard Park (Margaret River)
Nic has taken over the winemaking at Howard Park and we chat about the wines he is making with Great Southern fruit, the museum releases of riesling and life in Margaret River.  @thewineshowaustralia @howardparkwines
21:36
July 23, 2022
Dom Sweeney - With Wine
Dom Sweeney - With Wine
Dom Sweeney was the editor of the pre-eminent wine magazine in Australia, Gourmet Traveller Wine.  Simon and Jill chat about the new venture With Wine and how he came to find wine journalism and rise to the editor role. @thewineshowaustralia @gtwinemag  
24:16
July 23, 2022
Tom Guthrie - Grampians Estate (Grampians)
Tom Guthrie - Grampians Estate (Grampians)
Simon and Jill hear about the Grampians region from Tom and the history of Grampians Estate plus his Grandfather's sheep grazing past. Great yarn. @thewineshowaustralia @grampiansestate.winery  
31:39
July 23, 2022
Helen McCarthy - Accolade Wines
Helen McCarthy - Accolade Wines
Jill and Simon talk to Helen about Shiraz, with Shiraz day coming up this was a chance to celebrate the many versions of this famous grape. Helen is the Director of Global and ANZ Premium wine for Accolade Wines. @thewineshowaustralia
20:19
July 23, 2022
Dean Carroll - Brown Family Wine Group (King Valley, VIC)
Dean Carroll - Brown Family Wine Group (King Valley, VIC)
Dean gives Richo & Jill the low-down on famous brands such as Brown Brothers, Devils Corner, Tamar Ridge, Pirie & Innocent Bystander. #brownfamilygroup
18:26
July 16, 2022
Sean Menezes - Wine Merchant Dan Murphy's Ascot Vale
Sean Menezes - Wine Merchant Dan Murphy's Ascot Vale
Sean is a bit of a rockstar - from 1800 Shiraz fame to judging in the Dan Murphy's decoded awards he has also made wine in California as well as South Australia.
23:03
July 16, 2022
Tony Nowell - Moor Street Wines (VIC)
Tony Nowell - Moor Street Wines (VIC)
Tony is a legend of the industry and his awesome wholesale portfolio includes such luminaries as Jasper Hill, Gembrook Hill & Grosset; all vignerons who share a passion for small batch farming and winemaking. #moorstreetwines
23:16
July 16, 2022
Will Gilbert - Gilbert Family Wines (Mudgee, Orange & Eden Valley)
Will Gilbert - Gilbert Family Wines (Mudgee, Orange & Eden Valley)
Richo and Jill chat all things Mudgee, Orange & Eden Valley with young winemaker Will who is custodian of a long family history in winemaking. #gilbertfamilywines
18:03
July 16, 2022
Adam Walls - Wine Selectors (Hunter Valley)
Adam Walls - Wine Selectors (Hunter Valley)
Wine expert, Adam Walls, loves his job! He talks to Jill about the Wine Selectors success story, the wine selection process and what varietal he would be if he was a wine...listen to the podcast to hear his answer! #adamwalls#wineselectors
17:42
July 09, 2022
Andrew Corrigan, MW (Brisbane)
Andrew Corrigan, MW (Brisbane)
One of only 400 odd Masters of Wine globally, Andrew certainly knows his stuff when it comes to wine. Jill chats to Andrew about his career, what it takes to become a Master of Wine, and how he overcame his fear of blind tasting. Check out his wine appreciation courses available on his website andrewcorrigan.com.au #andrewcorrigan
19:41
July 09, 2022
John Duval - John Duval Wines (Barossa)
John Duval - John Duval Wines (Barossa)
Coming from a family with a lot of history and influence in the industry, John was the first of his family to make wine and not just sell grapes to others. Luckily for us he did! Jill speaks to John about his experience working with Penfolds as the 3rd winemaker to be responsible for Grange, his love of blends and his own label John Duval Wines housed at the Artisans of Barossa. Definitely worth a taste! #johnduvalwines
18:56
July 09, 2022
Mitchell Taylor - Taylors Wines (Clare Valley)
Mitchell Taylor - Taylors Wines (Clare Valley)
A favourite on the show, Mitchell Taylor returns to talk about the new flat bottles they launched recently with Packamamma and Coles. Jill chats to Mitchell about this new technology and it's benefits to winemakers and consumers (both financially and environmentally), where the industry is heading and his sponsorship of the Suns and Wallabies (his next passion after wine). You don't want to miss this interview! #mitchelltaylor#taylorswines
19:59
July 09, 2022
Adrian Sparkes - Mount Pleasant (Hunter Valley)
Adrian Sparkes - Mount Pleasant (Hunter Valley)
Mount Pleasant is one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley and is home to the oldest Pinot Noir vine in Australia. Jill chats to Adrian about how he fell into the wine industry (by sheer accident!), the change of hands from McWilliams to the Medich family, and the beautiful new cellar door that is open 5 days a week and a must-visit whilst in the Hunter! #mountpleasant#huntervalleywines
20:40
July 09, 2022
Daniel Fischl - Linnaea Vineyards (Melbourne)
Daniel Fischl - Linnaea Vineyards (Melbourne)
Daniel is in studio and chats with Simon and Richo about the urban winery in Malvern called Linnaea Vineyards making wine from Heathcote and Italy. Then he switches hats and chats about sustainability in the vineyard and the recent Wine Tech conference in Adelaide.  A great fun chat! @linnaeavineyards @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphy_richard
32:54
July 02, 2022
David Vitale - Starward Whisky
David Vitale - Starward Whisky
David Vitale had just jumped off a plane in the US and took time out to chat with Richo and Simon about Starward and their amazing success winning DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022. @starwardwhisky @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphy_richard 
19:29
July 02, 2022
Tim Shand - Voyager Estate (Margaret River)
Tim Shand - Voyager Estate (Margaret River)
Tim Shand (Shandy) is one of the legends of the Yarra Valley, he chats to Simon and Richo about closing the chapter at Punt Road and the challenge ahead heading up the winemaking team at Voyager Estate in Margaret River. Oh and there's also Fridge-gate that is a great yarn. @puntrdwines @thewineshowaustralia @danmurphy_richard 
25:34
July 02, 2022
Savannah Peterson - Savannah Estate (Hunter Valley)
Savannah Peterson - Savannah Estate (Hunter Valley)
Jill & Richo talk to 3rd generation winemaker, Savannah Peterson, about her passion for wine and rich family history in winemaking. With her own label from a very young age, she is producing sensational wines from various regions in NSW. Definitely worth a visit to her cellar door in the Hunter!   #savannahestate
17:51
June 25, 2022
Keith Tulloch - Keith Tulloch Wines (Hunter Valley)
Keith Tulloch - Keith Tulloch Wines (Hunter Valley)
The first certified Carbon Neutral winery in the Hunter Valley, Keith Tulloch wines are simply superb. Jill & Richo chat to Keith about his superb wines, his cerebral and hedonistic approach to winemaking, and the techniques he employs from the Rhone Vignerons he has worked with. #keithtullochwines
20:20
June 25, 2022
Ella Stening - Brisbane
Ella Stening - Brisbane
Jill & Richo chat to Ella about the challenges of working in the wine industry (especially as a woman), how she makes wine more accessible, and her love of muscadet. We're so lucky to have her awesome palate and more awesome personality in our industry.... #ellastenning
17:46
June 25, 2022
Bryan Martin - Ravensworth (Murrumbateman)
Bryan Martin - Ravensworth (Murrumbateman)
Jill & Richo talk to Bryan Martin about his cellar door just a half hour north of Canberra and his four fabulous ranges of wine. #ravensworthwines
29:04
June 25, 2022
Michael Hill-Smith MW - Tolpuddle (Tasmania)
Michael Hill-Smith MW - Tolpuddle (Tasmania)
Tasmania is gaining world attention as a wine region particularly for Sparkling wines and premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Michael tells Simon and Richo why Tassie is so special and we hear about recent awards and even a scoop on a new project with business partners Martin, Adam and David. More to come on that one.. @tolpuddlevineyard @shawandsmith #tasmanianwine
25:05
June 18, 2022
Angus Hughson - Winepilot
Angus Hughson - Winepilot
Angus chats with Simon and Richo about the recent Zero Alcohol Wine Show and the surprising quality of wines in this category. We are going to hear a lot more about zero and low alc wines and beers in the future. Great chat. Congratulations to the winning wine Ara Zero Sauvignon Blanc NV out of the Giesen stable of wines from Marlborough NZ. @captainwinepilot 
33:53
June 18, 2022
Nick Farr - Farr Rising (Geelong)
Nick Farr - Farr Rising (Geelong)
Nick is a quiet achiever and has been around wine growing and making his whole life thanks to his father Gary Farr. Now that Nick has his own brand and vineyard, Farr Rising he is continuing to impress the writers and judges. The latest accolade is taking out 1st place in the Top 52 Wineries of Australia in the Sydney Morning Herald.  #farrrising @cellarhandwine
20:48
June 18, 2022
Kate Hoskin - Mighty Craft Ltd
Kate Hoskin - Mighty Craft Ltd
Kate has had a really interesting career in the drinks trade, Richo and Simon hear about the craft spirit category some exciting things coming out of the Adelaide Hills with 78 degrees and Seven Seas plus the large range of craft beers. @mighty.craft #betterbeer
20:03
June 18, 2022
John Baker - Author of "Stalin's Wine Cellar"
John Baker - Author of "Stalin's Wine Cellar"
Ex-hotelier and rock’n’roll promoter, turned wine merchant and author, John Baker is a name well known in the industry, mostly for his knowledge of fine wines and his book "Stalin's Wine Cellar". Jill & Richo chat to John about his adventure from Double Bay Sydney to Tbilisi Georgia to authenticate Stalin’s secret multimillion dollar wine cellar. A wild, rough ride in the glamorous world of high-end wine, this is an interview not to be missed! #stalinswinecellar
29:20
June 11, 2022
Tim Knappstein - Riposte (Adelaide Hills)
Tim Knappstein - Riposte (Adelaide Hills)
The Knappstein name has been well known in the wine industry since 1895. 3rd generation vigneron, Tim became renowned for his no compromise approach to winemaking, producing consistent style and quality. An innovator and pioneer, he first introduced 'Fume Blanc' to the Australian market in 1978, and in 1980 botrytised Riesling. Tim talks to Jill & Richo about being shortlisted for the 'Best Value Winery' at the upcoming Halliday awards and his label 'Riposte' in the Adelaide Hills which focuses on incredible Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and of course Riesling which is where it all began. #riposte#timknappstein
23:50
June 11, 2022
Tamara Grischy - Langton's (lives Macedon Ranges)
Tamara Grischy - Langton's (lives Macedon Ranges)
A woman who needs little introduction, Tamara has been with Langton's from the get go and established herself as one of the most inspiring women in the industry, breaking price and volume records at auction among other things. She talks to Jill & Richo about her introduction into the wine world (starting young in a restaurant in Port Douglas owned by her parents), what wine first got her hooked (a 1986 Cullen Cab Merlot) and what it's like to live in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. #tamaragrischy#langtons
27:51
June 11, 2022
Anna Pooley - Pooley Wines (Coal River, TAS)
Anna Pooley - Pooley Wines (Coal River, TAS)
Recently short-listed for 'Winery of the Year' in Halliday's Wine Awards, Pooley Wines are some of the best that Tasmania has to offer, and that is really saying something! Jill & Richo talk to Anna about their stunning cellar door which is a must visit when in Tasmania, and their Cooinda Vale and Butcher’s Hill vineyards that have elevated Pooley Wines to the pinnacle of Australian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and (of course) Riesling. #pooleywines
17:37
June 11, 2022
Damon Eastaugh - Flying Fish Cove (Margaret River)
Damon Eastaugh - Flying Fish Cove (Margaret River)
Simon and Jill chat with Damon Eastaugh the Big Wave surfer and Winemaker. Great fun chat about life in Margaret River, surfing at dawn and making wine by day. @flyingfishcove @thewineshowaustralia 
20:19
June 04, 2022
Tom Carson - Yabby Lake (Mornington Peninsula)
Tom Carson - Yabby Lake (Mornington Peninsula)
Jill and Simon chat with Tom Carson, head of winemaking at Yabby Lake and Heathcote Estate. @yabby_lake @thewineshowaustralia 
27:38
June 04, 2022
Bec Hardy - Pertaringa (McLaren Vale)
Bec Hardy - Pertaringa (McLaren Vale)
Bec chats with Simon and Jill about the new cellar door, the garden tours at Tipsy Hill and the private dining experiences at Pertaringa. @bechardywines @thewineshowaustralia
17:36
June 04, 2022
Robert Black - Bunnamagoo Wines (Mudgee)
Robert Black - Bunnamagoo Wines (Mudgee)
Jill and Simon hear more from one of the iconic Mudgee wineries, interesting wines, cool events and a great cellar door to visit when you are up that way. @bunnamago @thewineshowaustralia
17:14
June 04, 2022
Olivia Evans - Sommelier and wine writer
Olivia Evans - Sommelier and wine writer
Olivia Evans chats with Richo and Simon about life as a busy Somm and her time in hospitality plus the current role with Lo-Fi wines. @olivia__evans__ @danmurphys_richard @thewineshowaustralia
22:14
May 28, 2022
Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker - Penfolds
Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker - Penfolds
Peter, Simon and Richo were in studio together for a longer chat about all sorts of topics, Peter brought in the 802A Super Blend to show the guys and it was a stunning wine with an equally great story behind it. Enjoy listening to this extended podcast. @penfolds @danmurphys_richard
56:46
May 28, 2022
Nick Brown - All Saints Estate & St Leonards (Rutherglen)
Nick Brown - All Saints Estate & St Leonards (Rutherglen)
Simon and Richo hear from Nick about the exciting Museum release of the All Saints wines. These wines have been stored in the family cellars and are now being released with some good age and perfect cellaring conditions. It was great to hear some history about All Saints Estate and the castle built by Scottsmen to be just like at home. @allsaintsestate @danmurphys_richard @thewineshowaustralia 
22:29
May 28, 2022
Dylan McMahon - Seville Estate (Yarra Valley)
Dylan McMahon - Seville Estate (Yarra Valley)
Dylan comes on the show to chat about the winery his grandparents planted 50 years ago. New releases are out and with Dylan and a star studded team in place its likely to go for another 50 years. @seville_estate @danmurphys_richard @thewineshowaustralia
27:34
May 28, 2022
Nick James-Martin - Wines of Merritt (Margaret River)
Nick James-Martin - Wines of Merritt (Margaret River)
Nick and Richo have a great rapport, they have worked together in the industry both at home and abroad, Simon joins the chat about his Small batch winery and life in Margaret River. @winesofmerritt @danmurphys_richard @thewineshowaustralia
23:11
May 28, 2022
Simon Berry - Kingsley Grove Estate (South Burnett, QLD)
Simon Berry - Kingsley Grove Estate (South Burnett, QLD)
Simon is the President of the South Burnett Wine Industry Association as well as the owner and winemaker at Kingsley Grove Estate. He produces wines that reflect the unique qualities of the region’s climate, geography and soil, which is extremely similar to the famous Hunter Valley. So no surprise their wines are so good! Jill talks to Simon about his dream of building a regional identity for South Burnett as the premier winemaking region of QLD and his lovely European style wines. When visiting this region, a wood-fired pizza and bottle of Sangiovese at Kingsley Grove Estate are a must! #kingsleygroveestate#southburnett
25:48
May 21, 2022
Peter Stewart - Lightning Tree Wines (South Burnett, QLD)
Peter Stewart - Lightning Tree Wines (South Burnett, QLD)
The man behind the "Jill visits the South Burnett" operation, Peter is a member of the South Burnett Wine Industry Association and the owner and viticulturalist of Lightning Tree Wines. He invited Jill to visit the area to experience what they have to offer, and wow what a region! Hear Peter talk about this wonderful area, the magnificent wines, local produce and camaraderie and why he is focusing on getting South Burnett on the map for all wine and food lovers. #lightningtreewines#southburnett
17:33
May 21, 2022
Nick Pesudovs - Clovely Estate (South Burnett, QLD)
Nick Pesudovs - Clovely Estate (South Burnett, QLD)
The South Burnett region in south-east QLD, 2.5 hours from Brisbane, is home to some beautiful wineries and cellar doors. Jill visits this region to chat to the winemakers who have put QLD on the map as a serious producer of award-winning wines, and Nick Pesudovs from Clovely Estate is one of these. Jill talks to Nick about his divine wines including Semillon, Blanc de Blanc, Verdelho and Saperavi, and why they grow so well in this region. You will soon discover why making a trip to this region is one of the best things you could do this year! #clovelyestate#southburnett
22:43
May 21, 2022
Kerry O'Brien - Hillsdale Estate (South Burnett, QLD)
Kerry O'Brien - Hillsdale Estate (South Burnett, QLD)
Hillsdale Estate has achieved excellent results at recent wine shows, taking a Silver Medal at the Cairns Wine Show with their Verdelho, and a Gold Medal and Best Iberian White and Champion Queensland White trophy at the 2021 Queensland Emerging Wine Challenge. This is testament to the quality of wine the South Burnett is producing. Jill and Kerry talk about her award winning wines, her time working in the Barossa and Murray River (VIC), and how she ended up in the South Burnett region with her own winery! #hillsdaleestate#southburnett
14:56
May 21, 2022
Drew Mackie - Dusty Hill Wines (South Burnett, QLD)
Drew Mackie - Dusty Hill Wines (South Burnett, QLD)
Drew is known as the mad "winemaker" scientist of the South Burnett wine region, with his incredible passion and meticulous approach to winemaking, resulting in delicious wines that have taken Dusty Hill Wines to a new level. Jill chats to Drew about his fabulous Semillon, Verdelho, Viognier, Saperavi, Shiraz and Muscat; their special characteristics and what food to pair them with. An absolute must visit when in South Burnett! #dustyhillwines#southburnett
18:28
May 21, 2022
Kim O'Brien - The Vino Valet (South Burnett, QLD)
Kim O'Brien - The Vino Valet (South Burnett, QLD)
Kim O'brien, founder of The Vino Valet, provides tour experiences across the beautiful South Burnett region to bring you face to face with the viticulturists who nurture the vineyards and winemakers who handcraft the wines.  Originally from NSW, Kim fell in love with the South Burnett region, recently moved there and has since created a variety of tasting tours where her customers are treated to great wines, farm fresh produce, personable conversation and some of the most breathtaking scenery as you journey through the farmlands of the region. The best way to get around the South Burnett for sure! #thevinovalet#southburnett
12:19
May 21, 2022
Joe Prendergast - Dusty Hill Wines (South Burnett, QLD)
Joe Prendergast - Dusty Hill Wines (South Burnett, QLD)
Owner of the Dusty Hill Irish Tavern, Goomeri Grand Hotel & glorious Goomeri Bakery, Joe Prendergast is a true patron of the South Burnett region. With a $6M development in the process including wedding venues, conference centres, accommodation for 66 people and a winery & distillery on site, Joe is a very busy man. Jill chats to Joe (over a glass of his delicious Viognier), about his love of the South Burnett region, where he sees tourism heading, and why he always has a building project on the go. #dustyhillwines#southburnett
22:49
May 21, 2022
Melissa Barnett - Taabinga Station & Farm2Fork Collective (South Burnett, QLD)
Melissa Barnett - Taabinga Station & Farm2Fork Collective (South Burnett, QLD)
The Farm 2 Fork Collective in Wooroolin, South Burnett, stocks locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and meat, as well as a range of condiments, nuts, oils, coffee and of course, wine. Jill talks to Melissa Barnett, co-founder, about the quality and range of local produce (don't miss the black garlic!), the range of lovely wines she promotes on behalf of the wineries, and her own wines from Taabinga Station, which produce glorious Chardonnay, Shiraz and a special Sparkling Rose. An absolute must to visit when you are in the region! #farm2forkcollective#southburnett
16:08
May 21, 2022
Mike Bennie - 'Slasher' (self titled)
Mike Bennie - 'Slasher' (self titled)
Mike, Simon and Richo get deep into the Organic wine world, he is a deep thinker and has some really good opinions on where these wines are at. He chairs the Australian Organic Wine Show so he knows a thing or two about the topic. Great chat. @mikebennie101 @australianorganic 
22:05
May 14, 2022
Stephanie Helm - The Vintners Daughter (Murrumbateman)
Stephanie Helm - The Vintners Daughter (Murrumbateman)
Steph Helm won her first Trophy at a wine show when she was 13. Sure her Dad Ken is a legend of the industry but she clearly has something special to achieve that! Richo and Simon hear her story and its a good one, a mum juggling family life and the family wine brand she started with husband Ben. Great cellar door experience and yum wines, get them if you can after a couple of years where conditions were challenging. @thevintnersdaughter
14:02
May 14, 2022
Jane Campbell - Campbells Wines (Rutherglen)
Jane Campbell - Campbells Wines (Rutherglen)
Jane chats with Simon and Richo about the recent release of the iconic Bobbie Burns Shiraz, more than 50 vintages which is extraordinary. This coincides with some amazing dinners for members and Campbells fans complete with Kilts and bagpipes. It really makes us want to get to Rutherglen for the open fire in winter! @campbellswines #bobbieburns @winerutherglen
12:09
May 14, 2022
Simon Osicka - Paul Osicka Wines (Heathcote)
Simon Osicka - Paul Osicka Wines (Heathcote)
Simon and Richo chat about Simon's family winemaking heritage that dates back to 1790 in Czechoslovakia. Paul Osicka Wines is located in Graytown half way between Heathcote and Nagambie, his grandfather found the place and it was in the middle of nowhere then but what a gem he found. Hear the story. @heathcotewinegrowers
11:48
May 14, 2022
James Hamilton - Golden Child Wines (Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills)
James Hamilton - Golden Child Wines (Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills)
James is a cool guy, a Young Gun of Wine and loves his surfing and skateboarding, living near the beach and making great wine. He and his sister battled over who was the Golden Child and that is the inspiration for the brand. I don't think they agree yet but she drinks lots of his wine so maybe they both are!  Simon and Richo hear the yarn of what will be a great story for years to come. @goldenchildwines
12:02
May 14, 2022
Nick Spencer - Nick Spencer Wines
Nick Spencer - Nick Spencer Wines
Richo and Simon chat to Nick about wine blends and the beauty of Hilltops, Gundagai, Tumbarumba and even his Rugby prowess. Good chat as always with Nick. @nickspencerwine 
21:10
May 14, 2022
Andrew Gardiner
Andrew Gardiner
Andrew Gardiner - Italian wines can be complicated so Richo and Andrew decode some of the things you'll find on labels. The also dive into the wines of Sicily and Northern Italy.
20:02
May 07, 2022
Sarah Pidgeon - Wynns Coonawarra
Sarah Pidgeon - Wynns Coonawarra
Sarah has worked closely with Sue Hodder at Wynns for a long time, she chats to Richo about this iconic brand.
27:31
May 07, 2022
Paul Taylor - Wine Merchant
Paul Taylor - Wine Merchant
Paul Taylor - Richo and Paul chat about wine history in old Melbourne Town as well as sustainable farming in the Yarra Valley.
28:11
May 07, 2022
Gabriella Fois - Presenter of @thewineabout podcast
Gabriella Fois - Presenter of @thewineabout podcast
Gabriella Fois - forging her unique wine style which, whilst not for everyone, is definitely pretty cool. Championing the hashtag #plentyundertwenty
24:26
May 07, 2022
Ben Portet - Dominique Portet (Yarra Valley)
Ben Portet - Dominique Portet (Yarra Valley)
Dominique Portet are famous for more than just their delicious Rose. Jill & Richo chat to Ben Portet, 10th generation winemaker, about their magnificent wines including the Yarra Valley Cab Sav, that rivals the likes of Margaret River and Coonawarra and why this varietal is worth paying attention to from a wine region known for it's Pinot Noir & Chardonnay!  #dominiqueportet
18:20
April 23, 2022
Martin Cooper, Ridgemill Estate (Granite Belt QLD)
Martin Cooper, Ridgemill Estate (Granite Belt QLD)
Another Granite Belt success story, Ridgemill Estate own the oldest Tempranillo and Saperavi vines in QLD. Also producing spectacular Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, Semillon and Shiraz, they are a must visit when heading to the Granite Belt.  Jill & Richo talk to Martin about how scoring the contract to manage the development of QLD College of Wine Tourism helped him discover his love of wine and ultimately set him on his new career path.  #ridgemillestate #granitebelt
14:52
April 23, 2022
Craig Stansborough, Purple Hands (Barossa)
Craig Stansborough, Purple Hands (Barossa)
Established in 2006, Purple Hands owes much of it's success to Craig Stansborough, the man behind the great Grant Burge wines. With a focus on Italian varietals, Craig and business partner, Mark Slade, are creating delicious examples of Montepulciano and Aglianico, as well as Barossa Shiraz of course. Craig chats to Jill & Richo about his 'After 5 Wine Co' & 'Planta Circa' brands, his love of Italian wines (especially Nebbiolo), and where to buy affordable Barolo. #purplehands
23:35
April 23, 2022
Gabriella Rush, Wine Merchant (Melbourne)
Gabriella Rush, Wine Merchant (Melbourne)
After returning from London, working in logistics, sales and marketing for internationally recognised wine magazine Noble Rot, Gabriella has continued her passion for providing impeccable customer service and business development within the wine community. She chats to Jill & Richo about her love of wine (aka edible art), hustling experiences for herself in the industry and moving to France to follow her passion. #gabriellarush
16:25
April 23, 2022
Rob Gibson, Gibson Wines (Barossa)
Rob Gibson, Gibson Wines (Barossa)
Rob Gibson (aka The Dirtman) is well known for his stunning Shiraz, and the recent results from the London Wine Competition awarding his 2019 Gibson Reserve Shiraz 'Best Varietal in Show' proves he still has it. Jill & Richo chat to Rob about his wonderful wines, love of geology (hence the name Dirtman) and joining a hippy commune in the 70's. #gibsonwines
17:53
April 23, 2022
Michael Murtagh, Buller Wines (Rutherglen)
Michael Murtagh, Buller Wines (Rutherglen)
From humble beginnings some 100 years ago, Buller Wines has grown to be a leading Victorian winery, spanning premium wine regions including Rutherglen, King Valley, Swan Hill and Heathcote. Jill & Simon chat to Michael about his Balladeer, Nook and RLG range of wines, fantastic fortifieds and fabulous 3 Chain Road gin. Open 7 days, 10am to 5pm with an outstanding restaurant attached, it is definitely worth a visit when you are in the area! #bullerwines
22:46
April 09, 2022
Adam Richardson, AT Richardson Wines (Grampians)
Adam Richardson, AT Richardson Wines (Grampians)
After a long history in the corporate winemaking world, Adam has decided to combine his global winemaking experience with a regional flavour and bring a bold and pioneering winemaking approach to the historic cool-climate Grampians. In acknowledgement of International Tannat Day on 14 April, Jill & Simon chat to Adam about his terrific Tannat and discover that it has the highest antioxidants of any red wine, therefore almost being healthy! A must try wine that is huge in Uruguay, Tannat is still making it's mark in Australia and Adam is certainly helping do that. #atrichardsonwines
21:08
April 09, 2022
Colleen Miller, Merite Wines (Wrattonbully)
Colleen Miller, Merite Wines (Wrattonbully)
With International Malbec Day on 17 April it made sense to get Colleen Miller from Merite Wines on the show to talk all things Malbec! Also known for their mouth-watering Merlot (and have been on the show before talking about that varietal), Merite has a similar climate to Mendoza, so it is no surprise that their Malbec is outstanding. Jill & Simon chat to Colleen about their magnificent wines and the main differences between Argentinian and Australian Malbecs. #meritewines
22:39
April 09, 2022
Jeremy Oliver, Australian Wine Critic
Jeremy Oliver, Australian Wine Critic
Jill & Simon talk with Jeremy Oliver, reputed wine critic, about the India free trade agreement and it's anticipated impacts on the wine industry. With a $1.8 million grant in place, we are hoping to see some great benefits for our Australian wine producers. Jeremy has his own opinion of what this trade agreement means to the industry and it is a must listen to hear his side of the story. #jeremyoliver
24:05
April 09, 2022
Nick Stock - Wine writer and Drinks Curator - Tasting Australia
Nick Stock - Wine writer and Drinks Curator - Tasting Australia
Nick Stock - Drinks Curator, cool title and an even cooler place to do that. Tasting Australis is a festival to showcase all things great about South Australian food & drink. There are so many things to see and do, steer yourself to the website and find some events that pique your interest. Simon and Jill catch up with Nick about his stand out things to do over the festival and he gives us some tips about how to get the most out of Tasting Australia. @tastingaustralia @stockwine 
15:56
April 07, 2022
Amanda Longworth & Emily Hay - Barossa Australia (SA)
Amanda Longworth & Emily Hay - Barossa Australia (SA)
These Barossa beauties have been hard at work on the new Barossa Australia marketing campaign. They share with Jill & Richo what we can expect, including a collaborative playlist on Spotify (which has over 70 hours of music already) and insights into the lives of some of the Barossa's most influential people, including Prue Henschke and the story of her award-winning spring rolls. #barossaaustralia
25:51
April 02, 2022
Laura Hay - Sullivan's Cove (TAS)
Laura Hay - Sullivan's Cove (TAS)
Known as the Whisky Woman, Laura was born in Glenlivet and has whisky running through her veins. In her sultry Scottish accent (that we couldn't get enough of) she talks to Jill & Richo about her fascinating career in the Whisky world, her endeavour to encourage more women to join the industry, what works best in a whisky-based cocktail, and her new adventure moving to Tasmania to work with Sullivan's Cove. #laurahay#sullivanscove
24:03
April 02, 2022
Ray Costanzo - Storm King Wine Co (Granite Belt QLD)
Ray Costanzo - Storm King Wine Co (Granite Belt QLD)
3rd generation winemaker, Ray Costanzo, started a new label last year and is smashing it! Son of the well known Golden Grove Estate owners, Ray chats to Jill & Richo about how his family came from Sicily to Australia and why the Granite Belt produces Italian (and Sicilian!) wines so well. #stormkingwineco#granitebeltwines
23:40
April 02, 2022
Merrick Watts - Grapes of Mirth (VIC)
Merrick Watts - Grapes of Mirth (VIC)
A man that needs no introduction, Merrick has found a way to combine his 2 great loves - wine and comedy. Jill & Richo chat with the former 'Merrick & Rosso' star about "The Idiot's Guide to Wine", achieving the WSET III and his favourite food pairing with a chardonnay...chicken twisties! #merrickwatts#grapesofmirth
23:43
April 02, 2022
Darren Jahn - Robert Oatley Wines
Darren Jahn - Robert Oatley Wines
Jill and Simon hear how huge the scope of wine production is under the ROW portfolio. Darren Jahn overseas the marketing of the Robert Oatley Brand and that's why we are seeing their wines from sailing clubs to top restaurants across the country and overseas. Led by Larry Cherobino the winemaking team source fruit and make wine from all over Australia, it is fascinating to hear how they keep quality at the required standard whilst fulfilling an ever increasing demand for the wines. This is a brand with a really great back story. @robertoatleywines 
35:04
March 26, 2022
Brian McGuigan - McGuigan Wines (Hunter Valley)
Brian McGuigan - McGuigan Wines (Hunter Valley)
Brian McGuigan is an industry legend and key influencer in the success of the Hunter Valley wine region. Jill talks to Brian about his incredible career in the industry, how he built one of the most successful wine companies in Australia, and what it is like to sell over 200 million cases of wine! A delightful man and fascinating interview. #mcguiganwines#huntervalley
21:33
March 21, 2022
Jeffrey Grosset - Grosset Wines (Clare Valley)
Jeffrey Grosset - Grosset Wines (Clare Valley)
In celebration of International Riesling Day, Jill talks to the man behind the famous Australian Riesling - the Grosset Polish Hill - about the fight to have Riesling acknowledged, the importance of making organic & biodynamic wines, and the benefits of switching from cork to screw caps. A must listen for any Riesling lover! #grossetwines#riesling
33:40
March 21, 2022
Richard Bate & Anthony Catinari - Il Cattivo Wines (Port Elliott, SA)
Richard Bate & Anthony Catinari - Il Cattivo Wines (Port Elliott, SA)
Known as the naughty boys, Richard & Anthony have created a new and exciting range of wines under their label, Il Cattivo. Their delicious wines include Italian favourites, Montepulciano & Fiano, and all have a fun, quirky character. They talk to Jill about how Il Cattivo came to be, Anthony's prowess in the kitchen, and the next steps for their new vineyard. #ilcattivowines
31:42
March 21, 2022
Nick Ryan - Wine Writer & Ambassador Clare Gourmet
Nick Ryan - Wine Writer & Ambassador Clare Gourmet
Nick and Simon chat about all the things in store for this year's Clare Gourmet weekend. Its basically 10 days packed full of fun wine events and experiences. If this chat doesn't pique your interest in Clare or make you yearn to return then move to a different beverage! Australia’s longest-running wine and food festival kicks off its 38th year in traditional style with a weekend packed with distinctively different winery experiences. Festival weekend 13-15 May 2022. @nickryanwine @clarevalleygourmet #clarevalley 
18:37
March 19, 2022
Kate Kingston - PhD candidate - wine sector researcher
Kate Kingston - PhD candidate - wine sector researcher
Griffith University PhD candidate Kate Kingston has been named the recipient of Wine Australia’s Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award 2022 to support her research that will develop and apply innovative biochar-based technologies to help the Australian wine sector adapt to the impacts of climate change. Kate chats with Simon about what it means to receive the grant from Wine Australia and the future applications of her findings for the Wine industry. It's a really interesting subject. Biochar? Ever heard of it? Listen on.. @wineaustralia @griffithuniversity 
22:06
March 19, 2022
Wayne Quilliam - Aboriginal Photographer, Artist and wine producer
Wayne Quilliam - Aboriginal Photographer, Artist and wine producer
Wayne and Simon have a great chat about the background of this talented photographer and now co-owner of the first Indigenous wine brand. Its a fun tale of photography, painting and wine. @waynequilliam 
21:08
March 19, 2022
Dan Sims on Pinot Palooza
Dan Sims on Pinot Palooza
It's back baby! Pinot Palooza has had a 2 year break due to C19 but this year the team are back to basics and have some awesome shows in store. Hear Dan chat with Simon about what's instore this year. @revel.global #pinotpalooza
22:45
March 19, 2022
Dan Coward (Alkina Wines, Barossa) & Prue Henschke (Henschke Wines, Eden Valley)
Dan Coward (Alkina Wines, Barossa) & Prue Henschke (Henschke Wines, Eden Valley)
A special interview with two of the recent Young Gun Award Winners - Dan Coward from Alkina Wines, Innovative Winery of the Year, and Prue Henschke, Viticulturist of the Year. Hear what they have to say about their awards and where the industry is going in a fun double interview that will leave you smiling :) #henschke#alkinawines#younggunawards
18:27
March 12, 2022
Evan Pritchard & Wendy Johnstone - 3 Dams Vineyard
Evan Pritchard & Wendy Johnstone - 3 Dams Vineyard
Evan and Wendy from 3 Dams Vineyard tell Richo and Simon about their story, buying land and planning a vineyard that has finally come to fruition. Established in 2008 by Wendy Johnstone and Evan Pritchard, their vision was to create a peaceful off grid retreat to escape from the fast paced city life style and to re-connect with nature. Spanish wine varieties are the focus. @threedamsestate 
17:54
March 05, 2022
Blind Ambition - An interview with Directors Warwick Ross and Rob Coe
Blind Ambition - An interview with Directors Warwick Ross and Rob Coe
The new movie Blind Ambition is a fascinating tale. Simon and Richo chat with the Directors. When Jancis heard the story of these four Zimbabwean sommeliers who had fled Robert Mugabe’s regime, she set up a crowdfunding campaign to get them to France where they would test their skills against expert tasters from 26 other countries. The first black team ever to do so. #winemovies 
18:04
March 05, 2022
Beth Bicknell - Spanish Wine Aficionado
Beth Bicknell - Spanish Wine Aficionado
Beth joins Simon and Richo in studio for the Spanish wine themed show. We hear about the fun of wine travel through the key regions in Spain tasting and eating the best produce. Beth has travelled extensively and Richo has some stories about his trips too. A great insight and a good educational chat about all things Spanish wine. Beth hosts Spanish Masterclasses in Melbourne at Wine House in Sth Melb and a series of Virtual tastings, follow her @theotherbicknell @danmurphys_richard
31:60
March 05, 2022
Hugh Cuthbertson - RenewOak
Hugh Cuthbertson - RenewOak
Hugh Cuthbertson has been in the wine industry for a long time so he has seen many changes and new ideas, some good and some not so much. So when he was approached about a new technique developed in Margaret River that transforms a 6 year old ok barrel destined to be cut in half and grow herbs in the garden he was a little sceptical.. French oak barrels cost $2,000 these days so if you can bring them back into service in a viable way then every winemaker and particularly their accountants sit up and listen! Hugh tells the story of how RenewOak started and the exciting times on the horizon. With Simon and Richo. renewoak.com.au @thewineshowaustralia 
17:34
February 26, 2022
Alex McIntosh - Helen's Hill (Yarra Valley)
Alex McIntosh - Helen's Hill (Yarra Valley)
The story of Helen’s Hill began long before a vine was ever planted in Coldstream. It’s a story of two families with a love of farming and wine running deep in their veins. Alex is the son of Andrew and Robyn MacIntosh and together with the Nalder family they have a great story and fantastic wines. Hear the story as Alex talks with Simon and Richo. The cellar door is a must visit when you are next heading up to the YV. @helens_hill #yarravalley @danmurphys_richard @thewineshowaustralia
14:42
February 26, 2022
Paul Tardival - Pentridge Cellars (Melbourne, Australia)
Paul Tardival - Pentridge Cellars (Melbourne, Australia)
Paul Tardival and his business partner have the most unique wine storage opportunity for the passionate wine collector who has a sense of history to boot. The historic prison cells in Coburg are being transformed from holding inmates to holding the prized wine possessions of wine lovers from all over Melbourne.  Simon and Richo chat with Paul about the history or the prison and the opportunity to own a piece of history whilst enjoying your wine collection. pentridgecellars.com @danmurphys_richard 
18:07
February 26, 2022
Mac Forbes - Mac Forbes Wines (Yarra Valley)
Mac Forbes - Mac Forbes Wines (Yarra Valley)
Richo and Simon have a relaxed chat with Mac on a beautiful Yarra Valley morning with grapes being picked in the vineyard. Mac takes grapes from 6 different vineyards which at harvest time means a lot of tasting grapes, guessing weather events and managing the team spread across the valley. A really engaging chat with a super smart winemaker who produces stunning wines showcasing the unique parts of the Yarra Valley. @mac_forbes_wines @danmurphy_richard #yarravalley #V22
23:56
February 26, 2022
Elena Brooks - Dandelion Vineyards (McLaren Vale)
Elena Brooks - Dandelion Vineyards (McLaren Vale)
Elena Brooks chats with Simon and Richo about, along with her partner Zar, being crowned the Queen and King of Bushing, in traditional ceremonies that were the culmination of announcing the results of the 48th McLaren Vale Wine Show. Dandelion Vineyards Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2020 is the wine that won them this coveted award and its a really nice story. This is one of the flagship wines in the Dandelion lineup. Elena is a delight to listen to, I am sure you will want for more at the end of this chat. So many pearls of wisdom from this accomplished winemaker. @dandelionvineyards #MVwineshow @danmurphys_richard
24:17
February 26, 2022
Rebecca Grisman - The Sunshine Coast Champagne Club (QLD)
Rebecca Grisman - The Sunshine Coast Champagne Club (QLD)
Champagne aficionado, Rebecca Grisman, started her journey into Champagne when she discovered she was allergic to most still wines. Jill talks to her about founding The Champagne Class on the Sunshine Coast, mastering the art of sabrage (opening a Champagne bottle with a sword), and how Sunshine Coast residents have bought more Champagne than any other region in Australia in the last 12 months. Methinks she has something to do with it :) #sunshinecoastchampagneclub
20:34
February 19, 2022
Darren White - Davis & White Fine Wine Merchants (Brisbane)
Darren White - Davis & White Fine Wine Merchants (Brisbane)
Davis & White are QLD's first wine auction house with auctions opening on the 1st Friday of every month. Their fabulous portfolio of wines are selected based on their own wine adventures. Jill & Darren chat about these wines, events & lunches with their wine partners, and working in the wine industry in QLD.  #davis&white
14:50
February 19, 2022
Nick Zema - Zema Estate (Coonawarra)
Nick Zema - Zema Estate (Coonawarra)
The Zema family from Calabria bought 20 acres in 1982 and produced their first Shiraz using a 2nd had milk tanker. With amazing work ethic they now have vineyards located in 3 prime locations in Coonawarra, with similar terroir to Bordeaux. Jill talks to Nick about their beautiful Shiraz & Cab Sav and the importance of pairing wines with the right food! Mrs Zema's Tomato Sauce & Pizza match with their Cab Merlot or Sparkling Shiraz is a must! #zemaestate
18:41
February 19, 2022
Sam Clarke - Thorn-Clarke Wines (Barossa & Eden Valley)
Sam Clarke - Thorn-Clarke Wines (Barossa & Eden Valley)
Sam Clarke is the son of David Clarke and Cheryl Thorn who's families came together to create the well-known Thorn-Clarke wines in Barossa & Eden Valley. Jill talks to Sam about his experiences overseas (especially Spain!), these influences on his wine-making, the differences between South Australia and other wine regions around the world, and his focus on sustainability. #thorn-clarke 
22:55
February 19, 2022
Rod Kempe - Lake's Folly (Hunter Valley)
Rod Kempe - Lake's Folly (Hunter Valley)
Boutique winery, Lake's Folly, produces some of the most famous and exclusive Chardonnay & Cabernet Blends in Australia. Jill talks to winemaker Rod Kempe who has been with Lake's since 2000 and has no intention of leaving. Born and bred in the Hunter Valley, he has worked with industry luminaries for decades and continues to make these hard-to-come-by wines in limited quantities. If you are lucky to find one on a wine list, we suggest buying it! #huntervalley#lakesfolly
21:04
February 19, 2022
Joel Pizzini - Pizzini Wines (King Valley)
Joel Pizzini - Pizzini Wines (King Valley)
Simon and Richo chat to Joel Pizzini, we love our updates from the King Valley and Joel fills us in on Vintage 2022. @pizziniwines #kingvalley
19:06
February 12, 2022
Mel Brauer - The Prosecco Queen
Mel Brauer - The Prosecco Queen
Mel is one of our favourite guests, the exciting news is that the Prosecco festival is back on in 2022! Simon and Richo hear about all the fun planned for this year's event, the beauty of Italian Prosecco's and how great the Aussie ones are too. @proseccoqueenau @theproseccofestival
19:16
February 12, 2022
Corey Ryan & Simon Cowham - Sons of Eden (Eden Valley)
Corey Ryan & Simon Cowham - Sons of Eden (Eden Valley)
Richo and Simon chat with Corey and Simon about Sons of Eden and how they work together in the vineyard and winery to make some stunning wines. The guys work with 30 different vineyards, each one has its own personality. The Grenache Project sounds intriguing, the same fruit made 6 different ways by the winemakers at Artisans of Barossa. #getsome @sonsofeden #edenvalley 
23:23
February 12, 2022
Corinna Wright - Olivers Taranga (McLaren Vale)
Corinna Wright - Olivers Taranga (McLaren Vale)
Corinna's Great Great Great Grandfather planted the vies at Oliver Taranga, so much history! Simon and Richo chat about the new Cellar Door and new varietals coming on and winning the ASVO Winemaker of the Year 2022 award. @oliverstaranga #mclarenvale 
23:14
February 12, 2022
Nina Stocker & Kate Day - Two Pairs wines
Nina Stocker & Kate Day - Two Pairs wines
Nina and Kate chat with Simon and Jill about the successful funding of their Winemakers Fantasy project with Naked Wines. We chatted a couple of months ago when the voting was underway and its exciting to hear that its come to fruition and that there are new wines to be released over the coming months, lots to buy and try through with their Two Pairs brand on Naked Wines. @twopairswines @nakedwines
22:23
February 05, 2022