Top 10 wine movies

1. Sideways 

 

This is a comedy-slash-drama that follows a failing writer, wine-aficionado and depressed middle school English teacher living in San Diego, who takes his soon-to-be-married actor friend and college roommate, Jack Cole (Thomas Haden Church), on a road trip through Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

Written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne the film has been adapted from Rex Pickett’s 2004 novel of the same name.

It is a classic wine film and one that enjoyed a positive reception from both the critics and lovers of American wines all over the world, sparking a wave of Pinot-philia among US consumers which is still being felt today.

10 Responses to “Top 10 wine movies”

  1. Richard Gumerman says:

    How could you not include “A Walk in the Clouds” in your list. It is one of the best wine movies ever.

  2. The Vintner’s Luck (by New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro) – although apparently not as good as the book it’s based on by Elizabeth Knox.

  3. Alice says:

    “Tu seras mon fils” could be added too, French movie played in St Emillion that tries to represent the difficulty of transmition inside a familly, romanced but quite accurate as well

  4. Ed Masciana says:

    Sideways was the worst movie ever made, followed closely behind by Bottle Shock. Walk in the Clouds? How many ways can you spell abysmal?

  5. Joe says:

    Midnight in Paris has a terrific wine tasting scene. The movie was fantastic besides.

  6. Texas Wineaux says:

    Blood into Wine has GOT to be included!
    http://www.bloodintowine.com/

    • Al Ramirez says:

      Thank you for this recommendation! Probably the best wine movie I’ve ever seen!

      The best thing is that you not only laugh, but you learn a lot about the process and the marketing of this marvelous product.

      Cheers from Chile,

      Al Ramirez – Sommelier

  7. carol says:

    I agree that Sideways as not so great. And no inclusion of Walk in the Clouds is wrong. I am not a Keanu Reeves fan, but the movie is beautiful

  8. James Smithwick says:

    I say Bottle Shock is a great moviedom’s

  9. starlings says:

    It’s not a film, but an episode of A Year in Provence – Chateau Mayle. Very delightful!

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