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.
"This film may make you want to pull up stakes and follow these winemakers' journeys."
- LA Times
"Fascinating, gritty and ultimately bittersweet."
- Wine Spectator
July 24, 2014, International Pinot Noir Celebration, McMinnville, OR
July 27, 2014, Prescott Film Festival, Prescott, AZ
August 22-28, 2014, Darkside Cinema, Corvallis, OR
September 13, 2014, Raven Theater, Healdsburg, CA
October 16, 2014, Alabama Theater, Birmingham, AL
April 4, 2014, River Bend Film Festival, Special Preview
April 26, 28, 30, 2014, Newport Beach Film Festival, World Premiere
June 1, 2014, Mendocino Film Festival
June 14, 2014, Standard Market, Naperville, IL