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Australian Vintage

A film designed to encourage the appreciation of fine Australian wines in the world market.
Year : 1982 | Total Duration : 15 Minutes | Producer : Peter Thompson
Director : Paul Wolston-Smith |
A country church. A wide expanse of vineyards. A winemaker in his cellar beside large wooden barrels. Aerial view of a reservoir surrounded by vineyards. Crew members filming Murray Tyrell of Tyrell's winery on his veranda.
Crew members filming tourists out front of a big wine bottle at McWilliams winery. Fountain in front of the Chateau of Yaldara Estate, Lyndock. Grapes on a vine. Grapevines of Leeuwin Estate winery. John Brown, propagating expert, testing grapes on a vineyard.
Red grapes on a vine. Rock islands on a coastline. Rodger Brown, from the Brown Brothers of Milawa driving a tractor with a trailer full of grapes. Rolls Royce parked out front of Chateau Tahbilk of the Tahbilk winery. Truck unloading grapes at a winery.
White grapes in vats at Brown Brothers of Milawa winery. Woman pouring wine into a glass at a tasting at Chateau Tahbilk.
Sea, waves rolling towards shore. River, aerial over trees. Grapevines in vineyard, CU bunch of green grapes on vine. Fountain and buildings of winery, wineries. portraits and photographs of wine industry families. Murray Tyrrell riding horse between grapevines, interview with Tyrrell about his family's pioneering efforts in the wine industry. Slab hut. Tyrrell and workers stirring grapes in vat, past cellar barrels, winemakers taste testing. Grape pickers hand harvesting purple grapes, tipping buckets into tractor. Pre dawn shots of mechanical harvesting. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 150206 | 4 mins 54 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Early morning shots of vineyards. Grapes delivered to processing plant, crushing, processing, CUs wine fermenting, CUs bottling. Vineyard, Jennifer Meek pruning grapevines. Interview with Meek. Meek rolling wine barrel into cellar. Yalumba winery, Barossa Vallery. Michael Smith being taken around winery. Man sampling wine from several glasses and bottles on table. CU black grapes, red wine in glass. Windmill silhouetted in sunset. CUs green and red grapes. Dead trees reflected in purple/orange sunset lake. White wine in glass. Water cascading over rocks. Lines of barrels in cellar, bottling attendant turning bottles. Vineyards. Interview with Len Evans talking about the Australian wine industry. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 150207 | 7 mins 21 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |