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Wine Unearthed tours you through the lauded Margaret River region with rich sounds and even richer characters. 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 we taste wine, too! Listen, and you’ll understand why Lonely Planet named this special pocket of Western Australia as its favourite place in the Asia Pacific for 2019.

Wine Unearthed tours you through the lauded Margaret River region with rich sounds and even richer characters. 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 we taste wine, too! Listen, and you’ll understand why Lonely Planet named this special pocket of Western Australia as its favourite place in the Asia Pacific for 2019.
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Australia

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Wine Unearthed tours you through the lauded Margaret River region with rich sounds and even richer characters. 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 we taste wine, too! Listen, and you’ll understand why Lonely Planet named this special pocket of Western Australia as its favourite place in the Asia Pacific for 2019.

Language:

English

Contact:

0455545018


Episodes

The Power and Passion of Winemaking Families

9/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:23:24

Back in the Very Beginning

9/4/2019
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Meet the eccentric cardiologist who moonlighted as a vigneron, and laid the foundations of the commercial Margaret River winemaking region we see today. This episode looks into the captivatingly complicated Tom Cullity, and what he’s left behind.

Duration:00:31:43

Surf's Up, Winemakers Disappear

8/6/2019
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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 at Aravina Estate.

Duration:00:19:29

Romance Between the Vines

8/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:22:06

Margaret River's Sense of Place

7/31/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:21