The best way to enjoy movies about wine? With wine! Pop a bottle and some popcorn, get your favorite blanket, and settle in for a movie night! According to WineMag.com, these are the best movies out there that feature our favorite subject — wine, of course!
1. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
In Santa Vittoria, an Italian town renowned for its vineyards, the residents discover that the occupying Nazi troops plan to take all their wine for themselves. Determined to keep as many bottles as they can, the citizens, led by Mayor Italo Bombolini, try to appease the Germans by offering them a generous number of cases and hiding the rest.
2. Year of the Comet (1992)
Margaret Harwood is a young wine expert and the daughter of noted connoisseur Sir Mason Harwood. After discovering a rare and very old bottle, Sir Mason sells it to a collector and calls upon less-than-refined Texan Oliver Plexico to escort Margaret from Scotland to the South of France to deliver it. Unfortunately, conniving scientist Philippe has his eyes on the prized bottle, and is willing to stop at nothing to get it.
3. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
When soldier Paul Sutton is on his way home after World War II, he realizes that he barely knows his young wife, Betty. With the couple’s relationship strained and Paul haunted by memories of the war, he is happy to have a diversion in the form of beautiful traveler Victoria Aragon. Circumstances force Paul to pose as Victoria’s new husband for her close-knit Mexican-American family, a situation that brings tension and unexpected results.
4. Sideways (2004)
Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles takes his engaged friend, Jack, on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie, while her friend Maya connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray.
5. A Good Year (2006)
Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle’s vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.
Let us know if you have any other suggestions of good wine-related movies in the comments below, or if you’ve seen any of the above! We’d love to hear from you!