Stewards of the Land (Sonoma)
This film is a look at regionality and a return to slow foods and fermentation, with the simple philosophy of eating local food with local wine.
There is a growing, world-wide movement to reform our dependency on over-processed, pre-packaged fast foods, with emphasis placed on handmade products from small producers. The Russian River Valley (located in Sonoma County, California) is on the front lines of this change. ”Stewards of the Land” looks at a few of the key figures who have transformed Sonoma County from green beans and hops to artisanal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This is a look at regionality and a return to slow foods and fermentation, with the simple philosophy of eating local food with local wine. Learn the lay of the land through interviews with some of the top wine critics, how to pair food with some of Russian River’s favorite wines, and a look at the harvest and winemaking techniques at one of Sonoma’s most respected wineries.
This film received the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award.