Wine Unearthed

Your new audio companion for driving among the vines of the Margaret River region. Tune in while on the road, or armchair travelling from home!

Welcome to Wine Unearthed. Margaret River region’s new podcast series that explores the people, the extraordinary natural environment and the wineries. Get beneath the region’s skin and understand why Lonely Planet named this special part of Western Australia as its favourite place in the Asia Pacific for 2019.

With rich sounds and even richer characters, Wine Unearthed will allow you to experience the region at a deeper level. Meet an Aboriginal cultural custodian, get inside the head of a big wave surfer, hear from the family that got Sting to sing at their winery and laugh at a story of near-miss love. Oh, and there will be wine to taste too! You might just have to buy a bottle of good Margaret River red while you tune into these local sounds.

Listen to Wine Unearthed below, or download from Apple Podcasts or Spotify!

EPISODE ONE

Margaret River’s Sense of Place 

Is it a smell, a taste or just a feeling? Get to know Margaret River’s arresting natural environment through an Aboriginal cultural custodian who explains human’s sense of connection to the land (and gives a leaf-blowing demo). Also, learn what drives a biodynamic winemaker to nurture soil, and a hiking guide walks us along an ancient mountain ridge.

EPISODE TWO

Romance Between the Vines 

From plans to plough the vineyard to getting married between the grapevines: how one couple’s meeting saved a winery. Also in this podcast, when a bromance leads to rock songs being bottled and the love story of two adventurous winemakers.

EPISODE THREE

Surf’s Up, Winemakers Disappear

For many winemakers, Margaret River’s epic surf is as thrilling as its grapes – when the waves are curling, the lure of the ocean wins every time. Hear about a big wave surfer’s brutal wipe out, why one winemaker swapped surfing for extreme mountain biking, and find pro surfing royalty in the region’s Surf Gallery.

EPISODE FOUR

Back in the Very Beginning

Meet the eccentric cardiologist who moonlighted as a vigneron, giving birth to the Margaret River winemaking region in 1967. We look into the captivatingly complicated Tom Cullity, and what he’s left behind.

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EPISODE FIVE

The Power and the Passion of Winemaking Families

How do you get Ray Charles, Sting and Jack Johnson to sing at your far-flung winery? How does a Rhodes Scholar end up running a vineyard? The family threads that travel through Margaret River viticulture have led to some astonishing happenings. Hear about them in this podcast.

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