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In this section of our website we aim to inform you of Foodie related films that have been released or are about to be released.

Bottle Shock – 2008

Bottle Shock movie

A fun, wine-filled film!

Bottle Shock is based on the real events surrounding the 1976 blind tasting in Paris pitting California wines against the French. The film stars Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Freddy Rodriguez, Rachael Taylor, Dennis Farina and Eliza Dushku.

Bottle Shock was shot in Sonoma and Napa during August 2007, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008. When big studio buyers weren’t acquiring films that year, the producers of Bottle Shock opted for a do-it-yourself theatrical release, raising more funds and hiring Freestyle Releasing to run a marketing campaign and book the film into as many as 400 theaters across the USA.


Seattle International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient
2008 Won Golden Space Needle Award Best Actor Alan Rickman

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About Le Chateau Montelena:

Chateau Montelena’s rich history began on a chilly fall morning when Alfred L. Tubbs spaded over and inspected the soil where he thought of planting estate vineyards. He had heard the Napa Valley was the best place to grow grapes in California. A deal was struck, and in January of 1882 the San Francisco entrepreneur owned 254 acres of rugged land just two miles north of Calistoga at the base of Mount Saint Helena. The soils are well drained, stony and loose – perfect for the vines he would plant.

You’ll LOVE LOVE this film.

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