Hi everyone, I wanted to extend the offer to everyone to be a part of my new full-length documentary that I'm producing and directing on the phenomena of "Cult" wines. Here's the basic pitch:
My name is Bill Kelley, and I'm an award-nominated filmmaker and
year veteran of resort work as a bartender, server, chef and wine steward.
A native of the Northwest, I am now based in Northern California, living on the Sonoma Coast.
My newest project is a full-length documentary exploring the history
and culture of the phenomena of "Cult" wines and wineries. The primary focus will be on Napa and Sonoma, the
Central Coast, the Dundee and Carlton areas of Oregon, and Washington
wineries such as yourselves. It will feature not only
the wineries and farmers of the wines, but also restaurateurs,
sommeliers and specialists in the most prized wines of Burgundy,
Bordeaux and other notable international regions, as well as private
collectors of these wines.
I operate my own small studio and
have been working with HD gear and wonderful cast of supporters in the
area, and have been out shooting in this slower time of year to finish
shooting in the spring and editing for festival (including the new
upcoming 2010 Napa Valley Film Festival from Marc Lhormer) submissions
A sample of some of my previous work,
including the trailer for my one of my feature films that's in
post-production right now, and my recent coverage of
the largest Scotch tasting event of the year in San Francisco at:
And find some of my various film work listed on:
And our newest website for food/wine/travel blogging and web-series:
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions, and I'd love to
set up a time to visit and interview with you in the next couple of
months, sharing any insights, funny stories, perspectives, and experiences from a somm's point of view on "cult" wines, both local, National and International. I'm looking forward to sharing this exciting project with you! I'm a fan myself of many of the cult wines of Pisoni, Kosta Browne, Sea Smoke, Carlisle, Kistler, Adrian Fog and many others.
I am interested in your project. I am a Certified Sommelier up in Seattle. I would be happy to be of assistance with any queiries about Washington "Cult" Wines.