Top 10 wine movies

10.  The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

It’s an old one but a good one. During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village tries to hide a million bottles from the Germans.
Italo Bombolini (Anthony Quinn), the mayor of the winemaking hill town of Santa Vittoria, learns that the German occupation forces want to take all of Santa Vittoria’s wine with them. The townspeople frantically hide a million bottles in a cave before the arrival of a German army detachment under the command of Sepp von Prüm (Hardy Krüger).

The Germans are given a few thousand bottles, but von Prüm knows there is a lot more. The two very different men then engage in a battle of wits.

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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