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We’ve been getting some fantastic media hits for American Wine Story. Here’s a roundup: Wine Across America: The Movie – Wine Spectator, June 27 Tragic Story of Oregon winemaker Jimi Brooks inspires new documentary – Oregonian, June 19 “American Wine Story” Jimi Brooks the foundation of new wine documentary – Oregon Wine Press, June 1 Polk […]

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We’re currently at the Newport Beach Film Festival, where we’re premiering American Wine Story tomorrow. What we do as filmmakers would largely be pointless without the unimaginable amount of work that people at the NBFF and other festivals around the country do to bring audiences and indie films together. Without them, it would be nearly […]

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We’re thrilled to announce the world premiere of American Wine Story at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It’s a great venue with lots of energy and should be a fantastic compliment to our sneak preview at the River Bend Film Festival and our wine country debut in Mendocino. You can now buy tickets for screenings […]

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We’re thrilled to start sharing our documentary American Wine Story with audiences around the country a little shy of four years since we began the whole journey.

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After four years, seven states, seventy interviews, three name changes and what seems like an endless process, we’re finally nearing the home stretch. Now we’ve got a rough edit of the film and we’re raising some finishing funds to help us launch the film in 2014.

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While making this documentary, we accumulated so many more stories than we can use in one feature documentary, so we’ll be posting clips from time to time that help show off the amazing personalities we met along the way. Mary Olson of Airlie Winery in Monmouth, Oregon is someone who always makes you feel at […]

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Vintage is a feature project we’re developing as a follow-up to our wine documentary. We’ve cut together a teaser, working with talented actors Seth Allen and Chuck Skinner, and are now moving onto the development and financing process. Anyone interested in the project should let us know as we look for cast, crew and production partners.

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Here’s the final version of our video for “The Wind Kept,” by Brave Julius, directed by Santiago Uceda and starring Matthew Joel Flood and Dominique Valodovinos:

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Like any good suburban neighbors hatching a scheme over beers and barbecue, Thomas Jefferson hatched a scheme with Filippo Mazzei, an Italian patriot living on the next hill over from Monticello. Mazzei was an Italian patriot from a well-known wine family. They decided that they’d form a company to produce fine, European style wines on […]

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For the next set of interviews for Vino Veritas, we traveled east, to Virginia, to learn a little about the birth of the wine industry in America. Most think of the West Coast as the original home to American wine, but in truth early colonists were required to plant vinifera, and Thomas Jefferson even was […]

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By his own reckoning, Chris Czarnecki, executive chef at the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon, is “living the dream.” He can’t imagine anything else he’d rather do than head the kitchen in a fine dining restaurant surrounded by the local bounty of the Willamette Valley, not to mention some of the most noted pinot […]

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While we’re traveling the continent looking for wine folks with stories to tell as part of Vino Veritas, it’s easy to forget that we’re living in the middle of an up and coming, exciting wine region in the southern part of the Willamette Valley. Spindrift Cellars is less than three miles from our home base, […]

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We’ve launched a new Kickstarter campaign. We didn’t make our goal last fall, but that didn’t deter us. Since that time we’ve filmed dozens of interviews in three states, and we’d like to expand the reach farther. You can help us by pledging to our campaign by July 4th. If we make our goal, you […]

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When it comes to independent coverage of the world’s most captivating beverage, nobody has been doing it better, longer, and with as much enthusiasm as the guys from Grape Radio. They’ve been podcasting since it first came out, recording interviews and videos with sommeliers, wine writers, vignerons from around the world and just about every rockstar […]

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Vino Veritas: An American Wine Movie is our current feature documentary project. We’ve been filming in Washington and Oregon, and we have plans to start moving to the Midwest, Southwest and California as we capture stories of winemakers and their passionate pursuit of sunlight in bottle form.

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