With a rich history of 143 years, McWilliam’s is one of Australia’s best known family wine companies.
In this special podcast documentary, Drinks Adventures sits down with the McWilliam family to discuss the company’s July 2020 sale to Prcstnt Asset Management, following some well publicised financial struggles.
Using archive audio and additional interviews with Bruce Tyrrell, Stephen Henschke, Jeni Port and Max Allen, we tell the story of this iconic company and its contribution to Australian wine.
McWilliam’s Wines has operations encompassing a huge variety of different wine styles and wine regions stretching the entire breadth of the country.
You’ve previously met Scott McWilliam on this podcast back in Season Two when we discussed his unique beer/wine hybrid, the Chardonnay IPA.
Scott joins me again this episode, together with his relatives Stephen and Chris McWilliam. All three family members were still working in the business at the time of its recent sale.
If you’ve been listening to this podcast from the very beginning, you’ll know that I’ve previously experimented with the documentary format, most notably with a really popular episode on the history-making feats of Stone & Wood Brewing Company.
That was nearly 18 months ago now, so I’ve sufficiently recovered to attempt another one.
Thanks to the McWilliam family for their candid conversation during what has been a pretty tumultuous time.