This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, has been like returning home, albeit with someone who is proud to wear the moniker, Small Winemaker, Big Wines. Ralf Hadzic introduced us to Ballycroft Wines back in 2015 and we fell in love. Now, three years later, here is Steve, volunteering to spend a day in the vineyards toiling with Joe and Sue. This episode covers themes like hard work, our reliance on nature, winemaking, and operating a business in a regional area. There is much to savour. Enjoy.
Guests this week: Joe and Sue Evans, Helen from Finland, Virginie from Germany.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a wine from Ballycroft Vineyards.
In IS IT NEWS, Steve challenges us on stories about Barossa vintages.
In 100 Weeks Ago, we take you back to our interview with Sumen Rai about science.
And in the musical pilgrimage … former member of this podcast and accomplished singer, Susan Lily has a new song that is turning heads.
We'll celebrate becoming a finalist in the #Australian @Podcast @Awards by cracking open an #Adelaide Show episode about #winemaking from the dirt up with @ballycroft_joe in #Greenock, #BarossaValley https://t.co/aBSTdXdRTG Plus, a new song by @SusanLilyOz CC @wgcsa_ @whiteswine
— The Adelaide Show (@TheAdelaideShow) April 4, 2018
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Running Sheet: Small Winemaker, Big Wines
|Very big wines
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
|SA Drink Of The Week
2015 Ballycroft Small Berry Durif … tasting notes
|Stories Without Notice
|None this week
|Joe and Sue Evans
|How does a cheesery become a winery? It sounds like a riddle but it is in fact the story of Ballycroft Vineyards. Ballycroft was the name of the cheesery run by sisters Sue Evans and Tracey Skepper, in which they used waste water from the cheese making process to irrigate young vines, with whey used as fertiliser. The cheesery stopped and went off to mature in 2011 but the grapes were going great guns and in 2016, Joe Evans with Sue, opened their cellar door to introduce the world to some truly stunning wines, one of which won our SA Wine Of The Year award in 2015. So, let’s start our chat at the home of Small Winemaker, Big Wines.
|Is It News?
Steve Davis challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
The Advertiser, Mon, Mar 7, 1932
The Leader, Thu, Mar 5, 1953
The Register, Sat, Mar 22, 1919
|100 Weeks Ago
|We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to the chat with had with science communicator, Sumen Rai. Because the interview was on May the 4th, known as Star Wars Day, the conversation focussed quite a bit on South Australia’s impending renewal of its involvement in the space sector. So let’s spend a few minutes from the archives, boldly going where our listeners went before …
| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Whiskey Neat by Susan Lily, selected by Steve Davis on behalf of our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
|I tasted your grapes! … I feel sorry for your friends
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No video this week.
SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.