Title Details

Makers of Wine

A description of the Australian wine industry.
Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes |
Director : Noel Monkman |
VS vineyards, wineries, hand press, kegs in rammed earth cellar. Group watching film 'Preparations for the Harvest' showing blacksmithing, winemaking. VS boys watching film. Vineyardists sampling crop. VS grape picking, child loading toy trolley with grapes. Horse drawn carts bringing grapes to wineries, tractor hauling grapes. Line of trucks carrying grapes, weighing at public weighbridge, unloading for crushing. Tilt down grape crushing machinery. Grape stalks gathered. VS fermenting, testing. Women harvesting crop by hand, VS harvesting, schoolchildren delivered by bus to help. Clouds and rain. CUs grape juice fermenting in tank. VS winemaking processes. GS large vats. VS brandy still, glass model of processing of wine into vapour. Tasters sampling brandy in cellar. Bottles of champagne being shaken during fermentation. Wine in crates, stencilling. WS desert, irrigation work with diggers, dam on Murray River, VS pumping station. Irrigation channels in vineyard. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148612 | 18 mins 54 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |