4 Best Movies Set in Wine Country

  • Yvonne Rich
  • 06/25/20
 

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Nothing beats taking a tour of your favorite vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley, but if you aren’t able to see it in-person now, these timeless movies will make you feel like you’re actually there. Whether you are having a date night in or a virtual hangout with the girls, here are four movies set in Wine Country. 
 

Bottle Shock 

Released in 2008, Bottle Shock is an American comedy-drama inspired by a true story. Based on the 1976 wine competition “Judgement of Paris,” this competition was designed to compare French wine to California wine in a blind taste test. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, this enthralling movie leads its viewers throughout this gripping competition, where French judges presided over the event. With powerful performances and a few twists and turns, Bottle Shock is all about the legendary event that put California wines on the map. 
 

Wine Country

Produced and directed by Amy Poehler, Wine Country is a comedic story about a group of middle-aged women who go on a wine tasting tour in Napa Valley, California. What starts off as a fun getaway weekend to celebrate a 50th birthday quickly morphs into something much more as the women revisit past decisions. This touching film celebrates the friendship between women and is certain to keep you laughing out loud throughout the entirety of the film. Released in 2019, Wine Country is available on Netflix.
 

A Walk in the Clouds

Released in 1995, this romantic drama is directed by Alfonso Arau and stars Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon. The movie effortlessly tells the story of a soldier returning home after serving four years during World War II. Filled with romance and secrets, A Walk in the Clouds will keep you on the edge of your seat. 
 

Somm 

Released in 2012, Somm is a beautiful documentary that follows the story of four wine stewards who are on a mission to pass the prestigious master sommelier exam. Throughout this documentary, you will learn about the history of wine and an abundance of knowledge about the three-part sommelier exam as you follow the wine stewards throughout their preparation for this infamous test. 
 
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