American Wine Story

There are plenty of obsessions in the world, but few endeavors attract as much devotion as wine. American Wine Story is a documentary about oenological aficionados who have taken their obsessions to the extreme, chasing their dreams with a bottle in one hand and a corkscrew in the other.

Runtime : 80 mins
Released : 2014

Film Synopsis:
After an upstart winemaker’s untimely death, his sister steps in to try to save his fledgling winery for his eight-year-old son: American Wine Story blends this with other tales of risk and reinvention for those who are born again into the wine industry. This feature documentary is about about the transformative power of a humble beverage to fuel passion and reshape lives. Following dozens of winemakers and aficionados from all across the country to learn what drives them, and also trace some American wine history in the process, this is a film that aims to leave all audiences with a dash of inspiration to follow their own American Dreams, or at least pause and consider the story behind the bottle the next time they pull a cork.

“Fascinating, gritty and ultimately bittersweet.” – Wine Spectator “

The cinematography is stunning. The energy of those interviews…is inspiring.” – Santa Barbara Independent

“We highly recommend that you do the following: treat yourself to an Alsatian Riesling and watch American Wine Story” – Thirsty Kitten

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The Filmmaker: David Baker

A to Z Wineworks – Newberg, Oregon
Airlie Winery – Monmouth, Oregon
Amigoni Urban Winery – Kansas City, Missouri
Barboursville Vineyards – Barboursville, Virginia
Boedecker Cellars – Portland, Oregon
Brooks – Amity, Oregon
Bull Run Distilling Company – Portland, Oregon
Carlisle Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California
Cartograph – Healdsburg, California
Dos Cabezas Wineworks – Sonoita, Arizona
Doubleback – Walla Walla, Washington
Erath – Dundee, Oregon
Francis Tannahill – Dundee, Oregon
Katherine Cole – Portland, Oregon
Keswick Vineyards – Keswick, Virginia
Monticello – Charlottesville, Virginia
Panache Cellars – Philomath, Oregon
Ransom Wines and Spirits – Sheridan, Oregon
Rex Hill – Newberg, Oregon


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