"A thoroughly charming documentary 

about winemaking in post-Soviet Georgia."

                                            - NY Times

World Premiere Feb 20 @ Berlinale 

Culinary Cinema Section

US Premiere Tour March 2018

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, DC, Chicago & NY

Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning

sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access

to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000 year old winemaking

traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule.

By using unobtrusive iPhone technology, Railsback brings the voices and ancestral legacies of modern Georgians directly to the viewer, revealing an intricate and resilient society that has survived regular foreign invasion and repeated attempts to erase Georgian culture. The revival of traditional winemaking is the central force driving this powerful, independent and autonomous nation to find its 21st century identity. A cultural adventure where song and wine express the energy of the qvevri (the clay vessel used for fermentation and aging).  

Opening the Qvevri in Spring

Zaliko making Qvevri

Harvest Punchdown

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Neolithic Qvevri

Rebuilding A Wine Cellar

Ramaz's Wine Cellar

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Opening the Qvevri in Spring