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The Best Movies About Or Featuring Wine

The Best Films About Or Featuring Wine

“What are the best movies about Wine?” We looked at 60 of the top films featuring wine, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 27 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Wine” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 30+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 27 Wine Movies



27 .) Cement Suitcase (2013) directed by J. Rick Castaneda

Lists It Appears On:

  • Sonoma
  • Wine Cooler Direct

The best wine salesman in the Yakima Valley is headed for a breakdown, and only two people can help him. One just broke into his house. The other is having an affair with his girlfriend.

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26 .) From Ground to Glass (2006) directed by Rob DaFoe

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Drinks Business
  • Wine Ponder

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25 .) Notorious (1946) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Lists It Appears On:

  • SF Gate
  • Wine Ponder

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

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24 .) The Kids Are All Right (2010) directed by Lisa Cholodenko

Lists It Appears On:

  • Personal Wine
  • Sonoma

Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers’ backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two mothers and children start to become attached to each other.

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23 .) Wine for the Confused (2004) directed by David Kennard

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kazzit
  • Sonoma

Wine is confusing…overwhelming even. So where do you start if you want to learn more about it? Join John Cleese on an entertaining and personal look at the world of winemaking and discover: how to find wines that taste good to you, how to make sure you get the best value and how to keep and serve wine at home.

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22 .) A Heavenly Vintage (2009) directed by Niki Caro

Lists It Appears On:

  • Sonoma
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Ponder

A fantasy romance set in 19th century France. The film revolves around Sobran, a young peasant winemaker, and the three important figures in his life – his beautiful wife Celeste, baroness Aurora de Valday and an angel named Xas.

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21 .) Merlove (2008) directed by Rudolf N. McClain

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • From The Vine
  • Sonoma

As an animated bottle of merlot named Merlove searches for respect, winemakers and wine lovers talk — in the wake of the feature film “Sideways” — about enjoying wine without labeling varieties as superior or inferior to others.

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20 .) Sour Grapes (2016) directed by Reuben Atlas

Lists It Appears On:

  • From The Vine
  • Last Bottle
  • Vincarta

Controversy erupts when an unassuming young man floods the American wine market with fake vintages valued in the millions, bamboozling the wine world elite, in this humorous and suspenseful tale of an ingenious con on the eve of the 2008 stock market crash.

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19 .) The Muppet Movie (1979) directed by James Frawley

Lists It Appears On:

  • SF Gate
  • The Drinks Business
  • Wine Ponder

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.

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18 .) Boom Varietal (2011) directed by Sky Pinnick

Lists It Appears On:

  • Last Bottle
  • Sonoma
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Ponder

The buzz among wine connoisseurs and novices alike, is one word – Malbec. BOOM VARIETAL will inspire not only your palate, but a love for Argentina’s rich culture.

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17 .) This Earth is Mine (1959) directed by Henry King

Lists It Appears On:

  • SF Gate
  • Sonoma
  • The Drinks Business
  • Wine Ponder

Set during the Prohibition era, when wine makers were financially challenged and had to decide whether or not they wanted to cooperate with bootleggers to survive.

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16 .) Year of the Comet (1992) directed by Peter Yates

Lists It Appears On:

  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Ponder

Year of the Comet is a 1992 romantic comedy adventure film about the pursuit of the most valuable bottle of wine in history. The title refers to the year it was bottled, 1811, which was known for the Great Comet of 1811, and also as one of the best years in history for European wine.

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15 .) A Year in Champagne (2014) directed by David Kennard

Lists It Appears On:

  • Last Bottle
  • Paste
  • Sonoma
  • Tonia Wilson
  • Wine Cooler Direct

The exploding cork. Endless tiny bubbles floating up and up in the glass. An indulgence. A celebration. A seduction. A triumph. This is the essence of Champagne, isn’t it? But it’s not just bubbles in a glass that makes the wine, or the mystique. Only sparkling wine produced within the boundaries of the Champagne region is truly “Champagne.” At first glance, the region is not an obvious source of romance. Champagne’s history is grim and bloody, swept by war and destruction from Attila the Hun to the filthy trenches of WWI and the Nazi depredations of WWII. The environment for winemaking is desperately hard — northerly latitude, chalky soil, copious rain, frost, rot. Yet it’s these difficulties that help make the wine unique.

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14 .) You Will Be My Son (2011) directed by Gilles Legrand

Lists It Appears On:

  • Personal Wine
  • The Culture Trip
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Country Getaways
  • Wine Enthusiast

Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Emilion, is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul esteems in a wine-maker: persistence, creative insight and technical prowess matched with passion for the job and the product, and Paul frequently reminds him of this, whether explicitly or in subtle gestures. When Philippe, the son of his manager, appears at the vineyard, Paul leaps at the chance to name him as his successor, neglecting the wishes of his own son…

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13 .) The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) directed by Stanley Kramer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Organic Wine Find
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • The Drinks Business
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Winery Lovers

During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.

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12 .) Corked! (2009) directed by Paul Hawley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • I Love Wine
  • Organic Wine Find
  • Personal Wine
  • The Drinks Business
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

“CORKED” …is a hilarious tale told by documentary filmmakers of four distinctly different wineries and their intertwined fate in Northern California wine country. A prestigious celebrity wine critic is coming to the area and everyone is trying to make sure their wine ends up on his golden palate. A diverse group of characters inhabits this region, ranging from a fiercely independent “one man show” to an established ‘family’ winery where the word family is a registered trademark. An eccentric “rich kid” attempts to make his mark in his fathers newly acquired vineyard and “two marketing” executives are determined to tap into new markets with an edgy high-concept label. We follow this group through the toils of harvest, and their quest for recognition leading to the Golden Harvest Gala!

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11 .) French Kiss (1995) directed by Lawrence Kasdan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kazzit
  • Organic Wine Find
  • Plum Deluxe
  • SF Gate
  • Sonoma
  • The Drinks Business
  • Wine Ponder

French Kiss is director Kasdan’s best film since the Bodyguard. The plot involves a couple in love and one woman’s attempt to fly to Paris to get her lover back from a business trip and marry him. On the way she unknowingly smuggles something of value that has a petty thief chasing her across France as she chases after her future husband.

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10 .) Blood Into Wine (2010) directed by Christopher Pomerenke

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • Kazzit
  • Personal Wine
  • Sonoma
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Folly
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

Music fans know Maynard James Keenan as the frontman of such bands as Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, but in this documentary filmmakers Christopher Pomerenke and Ryan Page offer a closer look at one of the prolific rocker’s more unexpected hobbies — winemaking. Along with his business partner Eric Glomski, Keenan has managed to transform an arid stretch of Arizona desert into a lush vineyard that yields some particularly tasty grapes. Through unguarded conversations with Keenan and Glomski, Pomerenke and Page discover just what got the pair interested in winemaking, and why they chose such a hostile natural environment to serve as the site of their winery.

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9 .) Somm: Into the Bottle (2015) directed by Jason Wise

Lists It Appears On:

  • From The Vine
  • Last Bottle
  • Paste
  • Sonoma
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

SOMM: Into the Bottle raises the curtain into the seldom seen world that surrounds the wine we drink. How many people understand how wine is produced? How it is grown? What goes on in the cellar? From those questions to how many hands touch a bottle, to why wine costs what it costs, to how certain wines end up on a wine list, this is a never before seen look into the world of wine.

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8 .) A Year in Burgundy (2013) directed by David Kennard

Lists It Appears On:

  • From The Vine
  • Last Bottle
  • Paste
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • Tonia Wilson
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Ponder

This documentary follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France, delving into the cultural and creative process of making wine. You’ll never look at wine the same way again.

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7 .) A Walk in the Clouds (1995) directed by Alfonso Aráu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • Let It Wine
  • Organic Wine Find
  • Personal Wine
  • Plum Deluxe
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • Wine Country Getaways
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Ponder

World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him — during their first encounter — to pose as her husband so she can face her family.

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6 .) Red Obsession (2013) directed by Warwick Ross, David Roach

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • Paste
  • Personal Wine
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Folly
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

France’s Bordeaux region has long commanded respect for its coveted wine, but shifts in the global marketplace mean that a new, voracious consumer base in China is buying up this finite product. Bordeaux both struggles with and courts the spike in demand, sending prices skyrocketing. Narrated by Russell Crowe, Red Obsession is a fascinating look at our changing international economy and how an obsession in Shanghai affects the most illustrious vineyards in France.

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5 .) Mondovino (2004) directed by Jonathan Nossiter

Lists It Appears On:

  • From The Vine
  • Kazzit
  • Last Bottle
  • Organic Wine Find
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • The Drinks Business
  • Tonia Wilson
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Folly
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

Mondovino (in Italian: World of Wine) is a 2004 documentary film on the impact of globalization on the world’s different wine regions written and directed by American film maker Jonathan Nossiter. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and a César Award.The film explores the impact of globalization on the various wine-producing regions, and the influence of critics like Robert Parker and consultants like Michel Rolland in defining an international style. It pits the ambitions of large, multinational wine producers, in particular Robert Mondavi, against the small, single estate wineries who have traditionally boasted wines with individual character driven by their terroir.

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4 .) A Good Year (2006) directed by Peter Mayle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • I Love Wine
  • Let It Wine
  • Organic Wine Find
  • Personal Wine
  • Plum Deluxe
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • The Drinks Business
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Country Getaways
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle’s vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.

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3 .) SOMM (2012) directed by Jason Wise

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • From The Vine
  • Kazzit
  • Last Bottle
  • Paste
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • Tonia Wilson
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Country Getaways
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Folly
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

Somm takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam.

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2 .) Bottle Shock (2008) directed by Randall Miller

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • From The Vine
  • I Love Wine
  • Kazzit
  • Last Bottle
  • Organic Wine Find
  • Personal Wine
  • Plum Deluxe
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • The Drinks Business
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Cooler Direct
  • Wine Country Getaways
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Folly
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out top-notch chardonnay. Determined to make a name for himself, he sets about getting the booze back to Paris.

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1 .) Sideways (2004) directed by Alexander Payne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Drink Me
  • From The Vine
  • I Love Wine
  • Kazzit
  • Let It Wine
  • Organic Wine Find
  • Personal Wine
  • Plum Deluxe
  • SF Gate
  • Sonoma
  • The Culture Trip
  • The Drinks Business
  • Vincarta
  • Wine Country Getaways
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Folly
  • Wine Ponder
  • Winery Lovers

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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The 30+ Additional Best Movies About Wine



 

# Films Directors Lists
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
28 A Tale of Autumn Sonoma
29 A Year in Port Vincarta
30 American Wine Story Drink Me
31 Autumn Tale (1998) I Love Wine
32 Back To Burgundy
Wine Ponder
33 Barolo Boys Vincarta
34 Blood and Wine Sonoma
35 Casablanca SF Gate
36 Champagne
Wine Ponder
37 Chef’s Table
Tonia Wilson
38
Chew On This (Part of the Ted Talks)
Tonia Wilson
39 Chocolat
Tonia Wilson
40 Cowspiracy
Tonia Wilson
41
Days Of Wine And Roses
Wine Ponder
42 Dr. No SF Gate
43 Eye of the Devil (1966) I Love Wine
44 Food Matters
Tonia Wilson
45 Gigi SF Gate
46
Il Secreto Di Santa Vittoria
Wine Ponder
47 Killer Bees SF Gate
48 Langhe Doc Sonoma
49 Le Sang De La Vigne
Wine Ponder
50 Midnight in Paris (2011)
Personal Wine
51 Natural Resistance
Wine Ponder
52 No Wine Left Behind
Wine Ponder
53
Pierre Rabhi – An Nom De La Terre
Wine Ponder
54 Silence of the Lambs SF Gate
55 The Earth is Mine
Organic Wine Find
56 The Mind of a Chef
Tonia Wilson
57 The Sience of the Lambs
Organic Wine Find
58 Tu seras Mon Fils
Wine Ponder
59
Vino Veritas – An American Wine Story
Wine Ponder
60
Vintage – The Winemaker’s Year
Wine Ponder


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