The Napa Valley Film Festival has announced that Samuel Goldwyn Films’ “Somm: Into the Bottle” will have its world premiere as
the Opening Night Film on November 11, 2015. The film is writer/director Jason Wise’s highly anticipated follow-up
to his 2013 acclaimed film “Somm,” which provided viewers with an illuminating look into the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively
intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. “Somm” also world premiered as the Opening Night Film at the Napa Valley Film Festival, at the festival’s second edition
Through the eyes of the world’s greatest somms and winemakers, “Somm: Into the Bottle” raises the curtain on the seldom-seen world
that surrounds the wine we drink by allowing viewers intimate access to the most accomplished sommeliers in the world, as well as to some of the most
prestigious winemakers working today. By opening some of the world’s most rare bottles of wine, the viewer will understand how a wine ages, what happens in
a cellar and exactly what oak in wine means. The film takes a look at how history has impacted wine, from the Romans, to Prohibition, to the World Wars and
even current events such as the Napa Earthquake.
“We were honored in 2012 to host the world premiere of “Somm,” so it makes it doubly sweet to be hosting the world premiere of the sequel, “Somm: Into the Bottle,” said NVFF Executive & Artistic Director Marc Lhormer. “If you know and love wine, you know that when
you plant a new vineyard, it takes five years until the grapes are good enough to go ‘into the bottle,’ so we’re thrilled to open our fifth annual Napa
Valley Film Festival with such a prestigious film.”
Filmmaker Jason Wise, a 2015 Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, added: “The Napa Valley Film Festival provided an excellent launching pad for “Somm,”
and I’m very excited to be returning to where it all started with “Somm: Into the Bottle,” I could not imagine premiering the film
anywhere else, and I am proud to share it with the Napa community.”
The Napa Valley Film Festival’s Opening Night, Wednesday, November 11, will feature a pair of screenings of “Somm: Into the Bottle”
. The premiere itself will screen at 5:00 p.m. at the Uptown Theater (1350 3rd St.) in downtown Napa, a historic art deco movie palace serving
as the headquarter theater for the festival. Filmmaker Jason Wise will be in attendance, as will renowned sommeliers: Brian McClintic, Ian Cauble, Fred
Dame, DLynn Proctor and Geoff Kruth, who are featured in the film and were also featured in “Somm.” Admission will be granted to members of NVFF’s Patron
Circle (memberships available) and other invited VIP guests. A limited number of individual tickets may also be available in advance. An encore screening
at 8:30 p.m. at the Uptown Theater will be open to all festival passholders.
NVFF’s Opening Night Party will be held following the premiere screening at Napa’s Riverfront Promenade at the Napa River Inn.
A Forgotten Man Films production, “Somm: Into the Bottle” is directed by Jason Wise, written by Jason Wise and Christina Wise and
produced by Jason Wise, Christina Wise and Jackson Myers. Executive produced by Diane Carpenter and William Fowler. Co-produced by Geoff Kruth. Original
SOMM cast members: Brian McClintic, DLynn Proctor, Dustin Wilson, Ian Cauble, Fred Dame, Geoff Kruth, Rajat Parr, Sabato Sagaria, plus sommeliers: Aldo
Sohm, Paul Grieco, Madeline Puckette and famed winemakers: Jean Louis Chave, Peter Gago, Steve Matthiasson, Carole Meredith, Frédéric Panaïotis, Jean
Trimbach, Silvia Altare and Aubert de Villaine share their insight and intimate knowledge of the industry in this captivating behind-the-scenes look at one
of the most elusive businesses in the world.
Goldwyn plans an early 2016 release for the film. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/sommdocfilm.