A new documentary tells the compelling story of how Wine Australia captured its enviably large slice of the global marketplace.
Written and directed by Stephen Oliver, the doco revisits a story told by Phil Reedman in his first guest blog post on Vino Vitis: “Export – it ain’t easy.”
In both instances, the chronicle charts the “overnight success” of the Australian wine industry – an achievement that, as Phil noted, actually took about ten years of incredibly hard work by a cast of very colourful characters (inveterate scene-stealers, the lot).
After reading Huon Hooke’s review of what sounds like a highly entertaining 60 minutes of strolling through Ozzie wine history, I immediately ordered my own DVD of Chateau Chunder from the EP Independent store. Can’t wait to have a mini-screening with friends – perhaps we’ll pull the cork on that special bottle of “Chateau Rod Laver.”