Burgundy: People with a Passion for wine is a colorful mosaic of extraordinary stories about people whose lives revolve around the culture, challenges and pleasures of wine, winemaking and French gastronomy in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or.
Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine explores the vitality and joie de vivre lifestyle of the local people against the backdrop of the region’s oldest, traditional wine celebratory events of the annual Trois Glorieuses, including a rare, intimate view of the renowned Christie’s Hospices de Beaune wine auction; La Paulée de Meursault the exclusive wine tasting luncheon with some 700 winemakers; the wine brotherhood gathering at the prestigious Château de Santenay; and in-depth comments by local wine experts and Michelin-starred chefs.
Through a colorful mosaic of stories, the documentary features winemaking, the Burgundy harvest, pre-auction tasting of young wines at the cellars of the Hospices de Beaune, tasting out of the barrel, the unique terroir of the Côte d’Or, the difference between gourmand and gourmet, Burgundian hospitality, truffle hunting with dogs, expert wine tasting, a half-marathon through the hilly vineyards and quaint villages, meet a vigneron, pairing Burgundy wine and food, as well as barrel making by the world’s most famous wine barrel producer (Tonnellerie François Frères).
“Enjoyed the movie. It’s a good primer on Burgundy.”
“Saw the film, loved it!”
“There is a genuine honesty to the film’s narrative that gives viewers a chance to feel the emotional rollercoaster that is Burgundy.”
“There is something about this place, in the world of wine, that is unique. It brings out the passion in people. For the wine lovers of the universe, there’s something magnetic about Burgundy that brings you here.”
“I love it! So charming, your movie transported me there!”
“Really enjoyed how you captured various aspects of Burgundian & French culture across winemaking.”