We hope to wrap filming in 2012, so look for the finished documentary in 2013. And in the meantime, follow our blog and join our mailing list or Facebook page. And next time you pull a cork, remember...behind every bottle, there is a story.
Vino Veritas is a feature documentary that tells the stories of the people who make and love wine in America. While we finish up production, we'd love to hear from you. Take some time to browse the site, watch the trailer and look for how you can be part of the project.
Here are just a few of the stories we've captured. If you've followed an interesting path into the wine industry or have a story about a wine experience, we'd love to add you to the map.
Let us add you to our map and talk about you on our blog and social networks, and if your story
crosses paths with our shooting schedule, you may even wind up part of the film.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Vino Veritas is a feature documentary by Three Crows Productions, a collective of Oregon filmmakers.
Kegan Sims's produces video, Web and multimedia content for Oregon State University and Beaver Athletics.
Justin Smith directed the award-winning documentary Relentless. His most recent project is Kel Wer. He owns and operates Slipstream, a content marekting agency specializing in aerial cinematogrpahy.
Corvallis and Portland, Oregon