|Vintage: The Winemaker’s Year is a feature length documentary
exploring the rapid growth of the wine industry in Virginia and
its increasing impact on the state’s cultural, social, and
economic landscape. The film is now airing on PBS stations across the
Filmed and presented in high definition widescreen format, the
narrative of the film is comprised of two intertwining strands-
the story of the wine industry’s rise from humble beginnings
and the tale of the creation of the state’s 2008 vintage.
Vintage is an observational style documentary with the players
and places of the Monticello Wine Region in Central Virginia serving
as its main characters.
Vintage examines the factors that make Virginia
unique amongst the wine producing regions of the United States
and explores why
two hundred years after Thomas Jefferson’s failure to cultivate
grapes at Monticello the region is finally flourishing as a producer
of quality wines.
Viewers will see Virginia as a rapidly advancing player in the wine
industry, one that is gaining national attention, attracting top winemakers
and wine professionals, and poised for explosive growth in the decades to