What could be better than relaxing in the comfort of your own living room, cheeky glass of wine in hand, watching a film on…wine?! In a New Zealand-first Villa Maria has worked with prolific American film-maker Colin West to present a look behind the scenes at the entire vintage process from start to finish. Featuring Villa Maria staff, Nick Picone (Chief Winemaker), Stu Dudley (Viticulturalist – Marlborough), Ollie Powrie (Chief Viticulturalist) and Jess Marston (Viticulture Cadet) we see the trials and tribulations faced, the intensity of time-pressure and the commitment that goes into the process.
Director and producer Colin West said about the film. “Vintage is a feature length documentary that tells a uniquely Kiwi story capturing the incredible highs and heart-breaking lows of making world-class wine in New Zealand.”
Stu Dudley (Viticulturalist – Marlborough)
So, if you’ve ever wondered how that wine made it into your glass, (New Zealanders) tune in to watch Vintage on Three at 10.30pm, Saturday 15 February 2020, and thereafter it will be hosted on ThreeNow.