Top 10 wine movies

6. From Ground to Glass (2006)

This selection is a little more niche than other films in the list, as the film follows director Robert DaFoe as he creates his own wine for the first time.
The documentary film uses footage of DaFoe’s winemaking journey with commentary from both up-and-coming and veteran winemakers including Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clenenden and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ Warren Winiarski.
DaFoe has no wine experience but he tries to make two barrels of his own Syrah, but it’s actually more about the Californian industry itself.
It was filmed on a small budget in and around the Santa Ynez Valley.
The film has been well received in both wine and film circles and was an  official selection of the 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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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