Yeah, you heard correctly. The trailer for my documentary film Wine From Here will be out soon! Next week it is!
What better timing to release the film trailer than during Earth Week (April 16-22)? The objective of Earth Week, as was proclaimed by the Earth Week committee in 1970, is to raise public awareness of environmental problems and their potential solution. So how is Earth Week relevant for a film about wine?
In conventional farming, the heavy use of artificial chemical products (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides) is a serious environmental problem. Isn’t it obvious that this is soil pollution? Isn’t it obvious that those chemicals end up in the grapes, and later in the wine we drink? Personally, I don’t want to be drinking those wines.
Ashley and Chris from Black Sears, located on the top of Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, are two farmers who care about the environment they live in. Those stewards of the land use organic farming methods. Hear them out:
Put your body where your grapes are
Think about it. What if every wine consumer had to sleep one night in the vineyard where the grapes were grown? Would they want to be exposed to a bunch of chemicals? Would they like to sleep in a realm of chemicals?
Angela Osborne, who makes a delicious Santa Barbara Grenache, A Tribute To Grace, is one of those winemakers who care about organic farming methods. As you can see, she certainly has no problem putting her body where her grapes are!
Stay tuned. The film trailer is around the corner.
I wonder if Ashley and Chris would eat a few leaves after spraying copper and sulfur in the vineyard. 😉 Arsenic is organic too 😀
Teasing aside, I can’t wait to see this movie. And hear about real farmers putting forward great efforts to make great wines in CA!