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An overview of the Australian wine industry, emphasising the essential principles of winemaking and highlighting the actual process from the vine to the bottle.
Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Vineyard, 2 men (vignerons) in the vineyard inspecting grapes. People cutting bunches of grapes, putting them into buckets. Women smiling. Women with child picking grapes from vine. Man collects buckets.
Access No. 41620 | 1 min 56 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Man empties buckets of grapes into horse drawn cart laden with grapes, child pours grapes into toy wagon. Four horses puling cart through vineyard. Child pulls toy wagon. Cart arriving at winery, driver manoeuvres cart to building, man shovelling grapes from wagon. Aerial zoom to winery. Track past line of grape laden wagons. Trucks with grapes at weigh bridge, lady with scales inside. Trucks arriving at winery. Men shovelling grapes. CU machinery crushing grapes.
Access No. 41622 | 1 min 38 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Machinery in motion, testing grape juice for sugar content, adding yeast to wine fermenting tank, man covering fermenting tanks with wooden racks, pumping up juice in fermenting tanks (1948)
Access No. 41626 | 29 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Skins & stalks, man shovelling pulp into press, pulp poured into wine vats for pressing,placing vat under press, residue coming from vat, running from tank into container . Men adjusting machinery, men in sterilised boots in wine fermenting tank pressing in tips & stalks, fermenting juice in tank, juice being pumped off (1948)
Access No. 41628 | 1 min 11 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Man between rows of huge wine vats, residue being poured from large bucket . Huge brandy still, huge vat, apparatus for turning wine into brandy boiling wine, making brandy, oaken casks, 2 men brandy tasters. Shaking wine bottles, bottles being corked with champagne corks 1948
Access No. 41629 | 2 mins 40 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Back view of man walking across desert, man picking up dry soil, hands holding dry drought soil. Excavating earth, machinery building irrigation scheme on Murray river, digging trenches, laying irrigation pipes, bulldozer moving earth 1948
Access No. 41634 | 48 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Water rushing from dam, men walking over causeway, man turning wheel at pumping station, water flowing, machinery at pumping station. Irrigation tanks, bubbling water, machinery turning irrigation canals. Hands feeling dry soil, man with spade, rushing water, man on tractor, irrigation channels, Wine tasters1948
Access No. 41636 | 1 min 46 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |