How Orlando revolutionised Australian table wines: S8 Bonus

Orlando Wines returned in October 2020 with icons such as Steingarten Riesling, Jacaranda Ridge Cabernet and Lawson’s Shiraz joined by some new wines that are fresh and on-trend, such as a Barossa Grenache and some contemporary-style chardonnays.

Orlando chief winemaker Ben Thoman joins us on the Drinks Adventures podcast to tell you everything you need to know about the iconic brand’s return.

Founded by the Gramp family in 1847, Orlando was considered one of Australia’s top producers of quality wine, winning more than 1000 awards and accolades since records began in the 1980s.

In this special episode, Ben Thoman tells you all about the exciting new Orlando wines, which excel across the board in showcasing some of South Australia’s leading wine regions.

Orlando Wines
Orlando Wines: An Australian wine icon

You’ll also also hear some brilliant archive audio we managed to access that helps tell the story of Orlando; including excerpts from an interview with the late Colin Gramp, a hugely important figure in the Australian wine industry who passed away last year.

This special episode of the Drinks Adventures podcast was produced with the support of Orlando Wines.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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