Merlove… at Benziger Family Winery

Last week, I attended the CANVAS Connect Spring Fling at Benziger winery in Sonoma.  We enjoyed fabulous cuisine like asparagus, green onion and white truffle oil pizza amongst plush outdoor seating in the verdant gardens.  Then, we ventured into the caves for dark chocolate truffles paired with Benziger’s Sonoma Valley Port.  We also sipped our way through the guided tram tour of the biodynamic vineyards.  It was a fantastic experience, but the most interesting part of the evening was definitely meeting producer/director Rudulf N. McClain.

He is the creator of the poignant and hilarious film, Merlove.  In his own words, “Merlove is a documentary celebrating Merlot wine in response to the movie, Sideways.”  Rudy slipped me a copy and I have watched twice in the past few days.  It is entertaining, educational and makes me want to drink a lot more wine.  Seriously.  If you like wine and wine culture, you MUST see this movie!  It’s even on Netflix!  Hope to see Rudy and Marisol at the Coppola pool this summer! : )


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3 Responses to Merlove… at Benziger Family Winery

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful write-up. I’m sooooo glad you enjoyed Merlove. Be sure to follow us as we film our next wine documentary, “Que Syrah, Shiraz” http://www.syrahshiraz.com. @syrahshirazfilm. We are spanning the globe to find the origin and celebrate this wonderful grape variety (Syrah/Shiraz)!

    Cheers,

    Rudolf N. McClain
    Director/Producer
    @famedwolf

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