13 episodes

The Maker & The Drinker is a journey of people and wine. John Retsas, The Maker from award winning South Australian First Drop Wines and Jarrod Walsh, The Drinker speak to a vast array of people and chat about not only their wine experience, but also how they got to be the person they are today. In each chat, the boys will educate you about the wine from the growing to the pouring, while learning more about their guest and their life.

If you’re a first time drinker or a connoisseur, The Maker & The Drinker is just the drop you need.

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The Maker & The Drinker is a journey of people and wine. John Retsas, The Maker from award winning South Australian First Drop Wines and Jarrod Walsh, The Drinker speak to a vast array of people and chat about not only their wine experience, but also how they got to be the person they are today. In each chat, the boys will educate you about the wine from the growing to the pouring, while learning more about their guest and their life.

If you’re a first time drinker or a connoisseur, The Maker & The Drinker is just the drop you need.

    Paul Georgiadis - Paulmara Wines - The Science Of Wine - The Maker and The Drinker

    Paul Georgiadis - Paulmara Wines - The Science Of Wine - The Maker and The Drinker

    We are BACK!

    On the first day of spring the Maker and the Drinker were lucky enough to head to the Barossa to chat to Paul Georgiadis, from Paulmara Wines.

    This place is gorgeous, and the wines speak for themselves. With a rich family history in Viticulture and Wine Making, this chat breaks down the science of wine, and winemaker Jason Barrette even pops in for a quick chat too.

    One not to be missed!

    https://www.paulmara.com.au/

    http://www.firstdropwines.com.au

    http://www.jarrodwalsh.com.au
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    • 36 min
    FOOD! Because First Drop’s Home Of The Brave is more than wine - The Maker and The Drinker

    FOOD! Because First Drop’s Home Of The Brave is more than wine - The Maker and The Drinker

    It’s been a while since JR and JW caught up, so long in fact JR has taken over the business of First Drop Wines and making his mark for sure! In this episode, we talk everything FOOD! Because First Drop’s Home Of The Brave is more than wine. The family love and care put into every dish makes you feel like home. Grab a glass or two, sit back and enjoy!
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    • 20 min
    Charlie Melton – Charles Melton Wines - A toss of the coin decided my destiny - The Maker and the Drinker

    Charlie Melton – Charles Melton Wines - A toss of the coin decided my destiny - The Maker and the Drinker

    What a story. This winery is one of the most divine in Australia and the man behind it, Charlie Melton sure has a tale to be believed.  After a failed trip to Uluru and ending up in the Barossa Valley, a toss of the coin decided his path onwards and now we sit in a Church on his property, tasting decades of their famous Shiraz. 

    The man behind this iconic wine is a down to earth, hardworking bloke whose ute has over 200,000km’s on it. Join us as we are captured by the story of Charles Melton Wines.

    I - @charlesmeltonwines

    F – @charlesmeltonwines

    W – http://www.charlesmeltonwines.com.au

     
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    • 37 min
    Ian Hongell - Torbreck Wines - Crafting Collectable Wines - The Maker and the Drinker

    Ian Hongell - Torbreck Wines - Crafting Collectable Wines - The Maker and the Drinker

    Ian Hongell is a Barossa Valley winemaker through and through. At one of the region’s most prestigious wineries, he crafts collectible wines from some of the world’s oldest vines.

    After spending almost two decades at the Barossa’s Peter Lehmann Wines, where he rose to chief winemaker, Ian joined Torbreck in early 2017. Here he makes full-flavoured, powerful wines that age gracefully for years. It all starts with the best grapes he can get his hands on and a gentle approach in the winery.

    We record this in the most beautiful smelling shed full of oak, barrels and red wine goodness!

     

    W – http://www.torbreck.com

    I - @torbreckbarossa
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    • 30 min
    Tim Smith - From Rock Royalty to his own Winery - The Maker and The Drinker

    Tim Smith - From Rock Royalty to his own Winery - The Maker and The Drinker

    A 25 year overnight success!

    Tim Smith used to work alongside Australian Rock Royalty. Being around the likes of Cold Chisel and Midnight Oil, music was his journey. Soon enough after expecting his first child, he grabbed some casual work at Yalumba, stayed there for almost two decades, and decided it was time for the Tim Smith name (and thumb print) to be on a label.

    Today we are recording inside his brand new winery on the first day of crushing on the new site. It’s been four years of planning, and finally the day has arrived.

    Get an insight into a passionate, hardworking man who loves his wine!
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    • 23 min
    Micha - A $100 Bill Saved My Life - The Maker and The Drinker

    Micha - A $100 Bill Saved My Life - The Maker and The Drinker

    Micha. What an incredible story. Fleeing war torn Serbia to make a change in his life, he ended up with $100 from a stranger and made his way to the US, where he ended up working for the Bush Family! There’s plenty more in between including how he got his love of food and wine, and working at one of the most prestigious clubs in South Australia. His new business ‘Vino With Micha’ is taking off too, and we can’t wait for you to enjoy his story.

    Instagram – @VINO_WITH_MICHA

    First Drop Wines – firstdropwines.com

    Instagram - @firstdropwines

    Facebook - @firstdropwines

    Jarrod Walsh – jarrodwalsh.com

    Instagram - @walshjarrod

    Facebook - @jarrodwalshmc

    Twitter - @jarrodwalsh
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    • 40 min

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