The film was picked up by distributor 7th Art Releasing and DVDs have just been released.
Shot on location in Sonoma County, director John Beck’s new feature-length documentary follows five family wineries – Foppiano, Robledo, Rafanelli, Harvest Moon and Robert Hunter – along with an amateur home winemaker and a rare all-female picking crew from Mexico, through what many would call “the toughest harvest” in their lifetime.
“Harvest” could care less about vanilla oaky finishes or fruit-forward quaffs. This is a gritty film that picks up viewers and drops them in the vineyards at 2 a.m. to see dark night picks illuminated only by tiny headlamps, 24/7 machine harvesting and the impact of 3 inches of rain on a cluster of grapes.
If you love wine and want to know how the grapes are harvested, you’ll want to see this film!