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American Wine Story is a feature documentary that tells the stories of the people who make and love wine in America. Take some time to browse the site and watch the trailer.
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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
American Wine Story 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.
Tiago Vieira - executive producer
Oliver Day - animation and graphic design
Douglas J. Weiss - composer
Glenn Alexander - composer
Corvallis and Portland, Oregon