Offered by the El Dorado Residence Winemakers Membership, Tiny Vineyards paperwork a subculture of personal viticulturists and residential winemakers devoted to producing small batches of wine for all the suitable causes, not the least of which is self-consumption. Filmmaker turned winemaker, Joseph Daniel, will host a wine reception at 2:00 p.m., film begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets obtainable at www.edhwm.internet
As romantic and fulfilling as it would seem to some, small-scale winemaking continues to be a craft fraught with catastrophe, an artwork topic to the vagaries of nature, climate, terroir and human endeavor. Mixing science with alchemy, agrarian zeal with ingenuity, these beginner enophiles can typically make wine rivaling that of the perfect business wineries . . . and, typically not! This feature-length movie follows a dozen such pastime winery homeowners by way of their annual winemaking ritual in Sonoma, California. A journey that may have deep significance to winemakers and wine fans wherever on the earth.
Tiny Vineyards has screened to sold-out crowds at movie festivals and personal showings throughout the nation. Highlights embrace premiering on the Sonoma Worldwide Movie Competition, successful Greatest Documentary on the Seattle Meals & Wine Competition, acceptance as an Official Choice on the Worldwide Wine & Movie Competition, and the Vero Seaside Wine & Movie Competition in Florida, and taking part in to enthusiastic attendees at WineMaker Journal’s annual convention in San Louis Obispo.