As the sun set over the vineyards at Jacob's Estate Cottage in South Australia's Barossa Valley, one of the world's biggest movie stars was busily assembling a wooden wine barrel.
Piece by piece, a relaxed Chris Hemsworth listened with interest as two local coopers talked him through their craft, while close by, wife Elsa Pataky mingled with viticulturists and winemakers and took photos among the vines.
The pair were guests at a barbecue held on Friday night at the cottage, during a visit to the region as part of Hemsworth's role as Jacob's Creek ambassador.
"We've been warmly welcomed in the Barossa by the Jacob's Creek team, who have taken us into their home and shown us what makes this place and its wines world class," the star of Thor, The Avengers and 12 Strong said.
Hemsworth is the latest in a line of world-famous ambassadors - others have included Novak Djokovic, Andre Agassi and Naomi Watts.
Hemsworth also recently starred in a fake movie trailer for a new Crocodile Dundee film, revealed to be an ad for Tourism Australia when it aired during the American Super Bowl.
*The author was a guest of Jacob's Creek.
Australian Associated Press