10 wine films to watch during quarantine

The Earth is Mine (1959)

A golden oldie starring Rock Hudson and Jean Simmons, The Earth is Mine tells the story of the Rambeau family, a California winemaking dynasty trying to stay afloat during Prohibition. Hudson plays John Rambeau, who disobeys his father’s wishes not to deal with bootleggers by selling the family’s stock to Chicago gangsters.

Based on the novel The Cup and the Sword by Alice Tisdale Hobart, the film was Universal’s most expensive production at the time with a budget of $3.5m. Filming took place at a number of Napa Valley vineyards, including Beringer, Charles Krug, Inglenook, Louis M. Martini, Maycamas and Stag’s Leap. During filming, left-handed Rock Hudson had to be taught how to graft a vine for an important at the end of the flick.

5 Responses to “10 wine films to watch during quarantine”

  1. John Skupny says:

    If ‘Walk in the Clouds’ ranks number three there is clearly a lack of ‘wine’ movies of any mettle..

    • Lucy Shaw says:

      Thanks for your comment John, the films are listed in chronological order rather than being ranked.

  2. Will says:

    Yes, this is a truly terrible movie, a huge disappointment from the talented director of the magical film “Like Water for Chocolate.”

  3. Grand Cru – documentary about Pascal Marchand dealing with 2016 vintage in Burgundy

  4. Very educative and enlightening especially we that are into IMPORTATION, DISTRIBUTORSHIP and Marketing of Wines and Beverages in Nigeria

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