Mencía grape variety. Pedro Álvarez/©ICEX.
10 Jun 2015
The documentary, on the history and culture of wine in Spain, is expected to garner a lot of attention.
It features interviews with leading winemakers, who talk about their origins, their operations, and Spain’s wine scene as it stands today.
Author: Samara Kamenecka/©ICEX
Filmmaker Zev Robinson’s latest piece, entitled “Spanish Grapes”, is set to premiere later this month in London, on June 29th (Copa de Cava restaurant).
The documentary addresses wine and cava production as well as exports in several parts of Spain, such as Priorat, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero. It features some of the biggest names in winemaking in Spain, among them Finca Sandoval, Moreno Wines, Gonzalez Byass, Bodegas Salvador Poveda, Bodegas Dinastía Vivanco, Grupo Matarromera, Cellers, Capafons Ossó, Bodegas Juan Alcorta, and Bodegas Alvear. The film also touches on a number of topics, such as the increased diversity and variety of wines available, the raw materials available to winemakers, and how the companies operate today. Several participants also talk about the origins of their wineries, many of which were created years ago by their great great grandparents.
According to the film, Spain has one of the largest, if not the largest vineyard surface area in the world dedicated to wine, as well as some of the best value-for-money wines in the world. The film is expected to garner a lot of attention.
Zev Robinson’s other films, “Bobal” and “Spanish Gold”, on wine and olive oil, respectively, have been very well received. The documentaries will be screened elsewhere in Europe and in the US in the near future.