Over the last couple of years I have really got into my podcasts. Mostly these were all business and SEO related however it was only in the last year that I have started to get into my wine podcasts. In particular Australian wine podcasts.
At least five days a week, I start my day out on the treadmill for a 30-60 minute session. It’s during this time I pop on a podcast, as it helps pass the time so easily. However it’s safe to say that if I am listening to wine podcasts, then typically by the time I am finished, around 7am-ish, I am craving a wine. Haha.. oops!
Anyway I want to share with you some of my favourite Australian wine podcasts right now so you can check them out and discover some delicious wine-y goodness in your ears too!
1. Wine with Meg + Mel Podcast
In 2021 I started listening to the Meg + Mel wine podcast and to be honest with you, it’d have to be my favourite wine podcast right now. It’s super easy and interesting to listen to. Not to mention they cover a good range of wine-y topics.
It is hosted by Australia’s first female Master of Wine – Meg Brodtmann and she joins forces with marketing guru, Mel Gilcrist from Rob Dolan Wines.
It was actually the “What’s the point of no/low wines? Can they be any good?” episode that I kicked off with first, seeing as my non-alcoholic wine blog post is so popular. In recent episodes they have covered things like Yarra Valley Cabernet and Piquette.
The podcast is sponsored by Dan Murphy’s which means it’s easy to track down most of the wines they try on the show. Which is brilliant, as I have ended up doing a few Dan’s shops just to pick up some of the wines they have mentioned over the last year or so.
Episodes are released nearly on a weekly basis and they’re about 30-40 minutes long.
2. Winederlust: Exploring Aussie Wine Regions Podcast
I came across Jeanene’s wine podcast after following her Winederlust account on Instagram. She is based in Canberra and is an avid wine lover and traveller who loves visiting cellar doors. Alongside the podcast she holds wine events in Canberra which look like a heck load of fun too.
It was a couple of her episodes on Tasmanian wineries that got me hooked. I listened to these after I had visited Tasmania in 2019 and it brought back some great memories. Therefore if you’re planning some wine travel, make sure to check out the Winederlust podcast for some inspiration.
Plus, I also featured on the podcast in December 2021! Super duper exciting – I typically hate speaking and are much better at articulating myself through the written word however I thought wine-not and put myself out there. Have a listen to the 16 minute episode below:
3. Vintec Club Podcast
Okay I admit, I am a huge fan of Vintec wine fridges. I have three. Haha, so yes, just a bit obsessed. The Vintec Club wine podcast was only launched in late 2020 and since then I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the episodes which come out 1-2 times per month currently.
The episodes are educational and there’s always plenty of great tips on wines to drink now alongside wines to cellar, which I am particularly interested in now seeing as my last Vintec fridge purchase was to specifically cellar wine.
The episodes vary between talking about specific grape varieties to interviews with winemakers and industry professionals. They are typically around 30 minutes long, which I find is the perfect length for my attention span with a podcast these days / the amount of time I can get undisturbed from work or family life.
4. By The Glass – Halliday Wine Companion Podcast
By The Glass is another great Australian wine podcast that is great to listen to if you are wanting to learn more about wine. There’s no snobbery and they really do strip it back to the basics.
The host of the podcast is Journalist and Deputy Editor of Halliday Wine Companion, Tom Carr, who is super personable and provides some good laughs as well.
Again it’s a fairly new podcast as they are 16 episodes into their first season as I write this. A range of topics are discussed and many industry professionals are involved as well. I really enjoyed the Spotlight on Malolactic Fermentation episode with Nicole Bilson.
I am still on the hunt for more Australian podcasts to satisfy my ear cravings, so if you have any suggestions, please do pop them below and I’ll check them out.
I will also be adding to this list as I come across good ones, so make sure to bookmark and pop back to this post.