The best wine movies and documentaries

March 12, 20244 Minutes

Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile, cinephile, or just looking for good story to enjoy over a glass of something special; we’ve got you covered. Grab the popcorn and pop a cork, as we present our rundown of some of our favourite films about our favourite drink.

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Comedy • Drama • War      

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

1969 • 2h19

Set in Italy during World War II, this classic comedy-drama tells the tale of a villager that bands together to protect their prized wine from invading German forces.

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Drama • Romance      

A Walk in the Clouds

1995 • 1h42

Keanu Reeves plays a charming drifter who agrees to pose as a pregnant woman’s husband to help her harvest her family’s grapes in the Napa Valley. An enchantingly shot romance, with plenty of beautiful scenery, lovable characters, and of course, wine!

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Comedy • Drama • Romance    


2004 • 2h07

This multi-award-winning comedy follows two misfit friends on a hysterically disastrous wine-tasting adventure in California. Filled with hilarious moments and infinitely quotable lines about Pinot Noir, this is a must-watch for wine fans who like a good laugh as much as a good glass.

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Documentary • Crime

Sour Grapes

2016 • 1h25

This gripping documentary lifts the lid on the darker side of rare wine auctions. It reveals the shocking true story of a popular fraudster who made millions from some of the wealthiest wine enthusiasts in the world by passing off brand new, worthless wine under the most expensive labels. It just goes to show that sometimes, the true value of wine is in the taste.

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Comedy • Drama • Romance

A Good Year

2006 • 1h57

Reuniting Gladiator’s Russel Crowe with Oscar-winner Ridley Scott, this story follows workaholic Max Skinner, who inherits a rundown villa in Provence. As Max returns to the innocence of his childhood days, he discovers the joy of winemaking — and of course, falls in love along the way.

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Comedy • Drama

Bottle Shock

2008 • 1h50

Can small-scale, boutique winemakers really beat the industry behemoths? Based on a true story, Bottle Shock chronicles the 1976 “Judgment of Paris,” when small-time California wine makers stunned the French establishment by beating them in a prestigious competition.

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2020 • 1h44

The wine industry is hard to break into for anybody. But it’s especially tough for minority groups. This movie tells the inspiring tale of Elijah from Memphis, as he struggles to balance his dream of becoming a sommelier with his father’s desire for him to take over the family BBQ joint.

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Documentary • History

Red Obsession

2013 • 1h15

What would make a person pay $558,000 for a single bottle of wine? This documentary invites you to enter the extreme end of fine wine collecting, to learn about the psychology of collectors, the prestige associated with the finest labels, and the drama of potential fraud.

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A Year in Champagne

2014 • 1h22

Strap in for a stunning visual journey through the prestigious and beautiful Champagne region of France! Exploring the meticulous winemaking process, the history, and the dedication of the families who bring the bubbly to life, this is a fun and invigorating cinematic trip for anyone who has ever raised a glass in celebration.


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