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Wine-grape growing and climate change

View vineyards of the Yarra Valley region of Victoria in a news clip from 2006 and discover a warming climate's consequences for the region's wine-grape growers. This clip examines some of the ways these growers can adapt to climate change. An environmentalist also gives views on climate change and issues politicians with ...

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Wine industry at Minchinbury

This is an excerpt from 'Australia's wine industry', a 4-minute silent documentary made in 1924 about the Penfolds wine company. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'In 1844 the sailing ship "Endeavour" brought Dr. Penfold and a few hundred vine cuttings to Australia. These he planted on the slopes of the beautiful Magill ...

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Wine industry at Griffith

This is an excerpt from 'Australia's wine industry', a 4-minute silent documentary made in 1924 about the Penfolds wine company. The excerpt begins with the intertitle 'GRIFFITH, N.S.W. Winery and Distillery, erected for Soldier Settlers' grapes, covering 6 acres of ground and crushing 6000 tons of grapes annually'. The ...

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Young woman working as a grape picker in Griffith, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952 that shows a young woman picking grapes on a vineyard in Griffith, which is part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) in New South Wales. She is dressed in trousers, a checked shirt and a long white apron.

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Watercolour painting of 'Blenheim Farm', 1856

This is a watercolour painting measuring 53 cm x 45 cm and painted in a 'naive' style by an unidentified artist in 1856. It shows 'Blenheim Farm', established by John and Jemima Ward who arrived in South Australia as assisted immigrants in 1852. There is a two-room stone cottage, newly cleared land and some of the first ...

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Vineyards in 'The golden west', 1929

This is an excerpt from the short film 'The golden west', made in 1929 to commemorate the centenary of British settlement of Western Australia. This excerpt celebrates the Western Australian grape and wine industry. It is introduced by an elaborate intertitle with the words: 'Australia's best grapes / grow in the west and ...

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Harvesting grapes in 'The golden west', 1929

This is an excerpt from the short film 'The golden west', made in 1929 to commemorate the centenary of British settlement in Western Australia. This segment celebrates the Western Australian grape and wine industry. It opens with a right-to-left pan down the ranks of vines in a vineyard. This is followed by a close-up shot ...

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Colin Gramp discusses wine industry changes, 2005

This is an edited sound recording of an interview with 85-year-old Colin Gramp, former technical director of Orlando, a well-known estate winery in South Australia's Barossa Valley. Gramp describes introducing new winemaking technologies at Orlando in the 1950s, a decision now recognised by the industry as having led to ...

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Investigating food and fibres: producer video

This is a video about biodynamic grape growing and wine production at Cape Jaffa Winery in South Australia. It is narrated by co-owner and winemaker Anna Hooper, who describes the wine regions in which the vineyard is located, its soil types, and the main wines grown. She goes on to illustrate the winery's commitment to ...

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Using water sustainably through science: video

This video and supporting resources examine issues relating to the use and management of water in farming and land management. In the video (5:14 min) a vineyard manager and viticulturist describing water management strategies and technologies used in a South Australian vineyard. The video shows irrigation and technological ...