The movie BOTTLE SHOCK, based on true events, is all about upstart Napa wineries making a name for themselves against the favored French powerhouses at the now famous 1976 Paris Tasting—an event that shook the wine world. California wineries took first in both white (Chateau Montelena) and red (Stags’ Leap).
So it’s quite extraordinary that Loni and I had a chance to catch up with the film’s producer, Marc Lhormer, over lunch on the hallowed grounds of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Located along the twisty and scenic Silverado Trail, the winery to this day continues to produce some of my favorite Cabs.
In this interview, Marc talks about BOTTLE SHOCK distribution and sales, social media campaigns and background on the script, characters and story. (Note: we included a brief opening segment with Kirk Grace, vineyard manager)