‘Bottle Shock’ Contest Announced21 Sep, 2009 By: Billy Gil
The producers of Bottle Shock, which was financed independently and distributed on home video by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, have announced a Bottle Shock Getaway Contest for a two-night stay in California’s wine-rich Sonoma County.
The contest asks viewers of Bottle Shock to share their experience on an interactive blog, at www.bottleshockstories.com, noting what they were drinking and with whom they watched it. Producers will choose the best entry in November.
The film is based on a 1976 blind tasting challenge pitting California wines against French ones, helping solidify California as a superior supplier of wine.
The winning entry will receive a three-day, two-night package including nights at the Lodge at Sonoma, where the cast of the film stayed during filming (the cast includes Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Dennis Farina and Eliza Dushku). The package also includes a helicopter tour with the producers, including stops for tastings and tours of wineries; a guided tour of Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley, which produced the winning 1973 Chardonnay featured in the film; a guided tour of Kunde Estates in Sonoma Valley, where several scenes were filmed; dinner with the producers at Della Santina in Sonoma, where scenes were filmed; a food and wine pairing with Gustavo Brambila (played by Rodriguez in the film) at his Napa winery, Gustavo Thrace; a bottle of Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena, signed by the cast; and a Bottle Shock movie poster.