A Winemaker's Guide to the Barossa
FILMING IN THE BAROSSA FOR QANTAS TRAVEL INSIDER
When the call came to leap on a plane and spend the weekend filming on a Barossa Valley winery for Qantas Travel Insider, I had a feeling it was going to be a great experience.
When it comes to touring a wine region, nothing beats local knowledge. And when it comes to the Barossa, who better to impart wisdom than winemaker Chris Ringland, who has lived there for more than 30 years.” Qantas Travel Insider
I flew down to Adelaide in February and drove out to the Barossa Valley to meet Chris Ringland, who graciously welcomed us into his home. We spent two days filming with Chris in his vineyard and surrounding areas and it really was a wonderful experience. Great wines, amazing food and beautiful shooting locations, it doesn’t get much better.
The highlight was a late afternoon picnic at the Eden Valley Look out, one of Chris’s favourite spots, with some of his closest friends. The picnic table was laden with amazing local produce, wine from Chris’s vineyard and beautiful views across the valley. As Chris says, there is something wonderful about getting together with old friends and sharing a bottle of aged wine, it’s a symbol of that enduring friendship.
I took my documentary kit, which includes a Sony F5, Canon L Series zooms, DJI Phantom drone and a DJI Osmo. We filmed for two days, under perfect conditions with blue skies and lots of sun and managed to come away with some great content, pretty images and most importantly, half a dozen bottles of wine.
Nicholas Price is a director/dop, working in Sydney, London and Japan. He makes TVC’s, documentaries, films and music videos.
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Nicholas Price is a Sydney based DOP | Producer who has made commercials, video clips, TV, documentary and short films. Nick is a Masters graduate of AFTRS and is always striving to bring a unique visual style to any project he works on.