More recognition and a chance at another award
I recently returned from the Finger Lakes wine region in New York, where I accepted an award for Best Single Subject Wine Blog at the Wine Bloggers Conference. The award... Read more
2015 Finalist - Best Single Subject Wine Blog
Lots of good news to share over the next few weeks!
Most importantly, we just got word that vintage2014.com has been selected as a finalist for the Best Single Subject... Read more
Next Stop: New York City
In conjunction with our recent feature in Wine Enthusiast, we will be holding a private wine tasting and film screening event in Brooklyn on the evening of May 27th.
Tickets... Read more
Another Film Festival Selection in Los Angeles
I'm happy to announce that we've received another film festival selection, which will allow VINTAGE 2014 to debut in Los Angeles at the Landmark Theater this June.
The New Media... Read more
Featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Last year, when I set my focus on creating an archive of the vintage in Santa Barbara County, I wasn't sure where it would lead. I didn't have a deep... Read more
Getting Started on VINTAGE 2015 and Florida Wine & Film Pairing Events
Last week, four Santa Barbara wine personalities featured in the project travelled to Key West, Florida for a series of screenings and tasting events. Feedback from the audience was very... Read more
For Your Viewing Pleasure...Our Short Film Series
Last night we held an online "simultasting" on Twitter, with over 100 wine lovers from around the country sipping wine and talking about how the 2014 vintage panned out. Thousands... Read more
Film Festival Selection, Upcoming Film Release & Twitter Event
I'm happy to let you know that we've received our first film festival selection, which will allow us to travel to Key West, Florida to create a special screening experience... Read more
Upcoming Wine & Film Pairing Events, New Time Lapse Video and Dry Farming Video Series
Nearly all of the fruit is off the vines and we're looking forward to showing wine lovers what went into this vintage. Local events in Santa Barbara County kicked off... Read more
Early Harvest, Screening/Tasting Tour & More Local Press
We've been busy in the vineyards over the past two months and with an early harvest in Santa Barbara County, editing can begin sooner. You'll notice our website growing in... Read more
Local Multimedia Installation, Phoenix Test Screening & Mobile Apps
It's been an exciting time for us - both in and out of the vineyard.
During a busy Santa Barbara County Vintners weekend, we hosted a multimedia installation at a... Read more
Popping up at Earth Day Santa Barbara & Our First Screening/Tasting Event in Phoenix
VINTAGE 2014 is in full gear; in the vineyards, online and soon to be in theaters!
As you may have seen, we launched our project website last month and have... Read more
Upcoming Events, T-Shirt Rewards + YouTube Channel Launch
I'm happy to announce that sizing inquires for Dirt Don't Lie t-shirt rewards will be going out to everyone that backed our project at that level or higher. We hope... Read more
March Production Update + behind the scenes video
Over the past few weeks, we've been full steam ahead - capturing time lapse video footage, audio interviews with wine farmers and still photography of dormant vines waking up unusually... Read more
February Production Update
Over the past few weeks we've been planning and coordinating on a lot of fronts. I'm happy to announce that we will begin production on VINTAGE 2014 in just 2... Read more
24 hours left to help make it happen!
Well, here we are. One day and a few thousand dollars away from kick-starting our idea of documenting the most important, yet under-publicized aspect of winemaking. I'm optimistic, excited and energized... Read more
Local Musicians Selected for Documentary Soundtrack
One of our hopes was to be able to have all original music for the documentary project - which is easier said than done. Composing songs that compliment the... Read more
Website wireframes & production schedule
Thank you for all of your support - we're past the halfway point and just about halfway funded. We love seeing backers increasing their pledges to get rewards like the... Read more
Vineyard Test Flights: Quadcopter Drone Crashes
This past summer, our Director of Photography Jeremy Ball and I experimented with GoPro cameras mounted to drone quadcopters as a way to capture aerial footage in the vineyards. Relatively easy... Read more
Time Lapse Video Equipment Tests
One of the biggest challenges of this project will be the time-lapse footage in the vineyards. There is a lot of planning involved with having cameras in place to capture... Read more
Dirt Don't Lie T-Shirts
Wow! Such an amazing amount of support for VINTAGE 2014 in the first 48 hours - we're 25% of the way to making this idea a reality.
Lots of sharing... Read more