Archives for category: The Wine Movie

April 14, 2014 Corvallis, Ore. – The locally produced feature documentary American Wine Story will premiere at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival on Saturday, April 26. Selected from more than 2,000 submitted films, the documentary will screen three times at the festival, which attracted more than 50,000 film fans in 2013. American Wine Story […]

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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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After more than three years of roaming American vineyards and wineries, we’re finally on the home stretch of our feature documentary, American Wine Story. We’re closing in on 100 interviews, and we expect to take our very last trip this weekend, heading back to where it all started in Walla Walla and Washington’s wine country. […]

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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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Had one of those magic moments today when things just fall into place. I was digging through the Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College (home of the International Pinot Noir Celebration), looking for whatever I could find in the collection of Oregon Pinot pioneer Dick Erath. I found a number of fantastic documents and slides. […]

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We’ve been following the story of Jim Day for a few years now. He started out making his wine in borrowed corners of Corvallis-area wineries. He had his garage bonded as a storage facility last year, and now it’s a full-fledged production facility. If you drive past this unassuming garage in a suburban neighborhood, you […]

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Tad Seestedt of Ransom Wines & Spirits was told that he was crazy when he talked of leaving New York City and heading to Oregon without knowing a soul, with a vague notion of returning to an agricultural lifestyle in the wine industry. But after three years of planning, he headed west in 1993, and […]

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We recently spoke with wine writer Katherine Cole to help us frame some of the larger themes in our current documentary project. She took some time away from her current book project to meet us at the Southeast Wine Collective, an urban winery that fosters some up-and-coming winemakers in an urban space that borders the […]

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We’re trying to cover as much of harvest this year as possible, with shoots at Rex Hill, Cardwell Hill, Brooks Winery and more. The weather’s been great this season, though the rains have started and winemakers are eyeing the weather. It’s an exciting time of year to be in the vineyard and on the crush […]

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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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Back in February we captured a fantastic pair of interviews from different vantage points on the wine industry. So far we’ve been mainly talking to winery owners, growers and winemakers, but the oenological universe is much bigger. We stopped at Cork, an innovative bottle shop on Portland’s trendy Alberta Street where we talked with owner Darryl Jonnides […]

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Our latest interview for the documentary took us to the technical side of winemaking. Elizabeth Clark didn’t set out be a winemaker. A lifelong wanderer with a background in Math and Russian, she’s almost surprised to have found herself in the wine industry since 2000. After working for a catering company in Oregon’s wine country, she […]

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