America’s Wine Country introduces viewers to some of the growers, innovators and dreamers whose stories shape not only the wine they lovingly craft, but the larger story of wine in the Bay Area. “After watching the film we hope viewers will stop and think about the story behind the label the next time they uncork a bottle of local wine,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV’s general manager.
KNTV, the NBC O&O in San Francisco, is airing a one-hour documentary on Saturday night at 10 on how local winemakers have turned an ancient delicacy into a California industry.
America’s Wine Country, part of the station’s Emmy Award-winning series Bay Area Revelations, focuses on the Bay Area as one of the most famous wine regions in the world.
With its mineral-rich soil, along with warm days and cool nights, the Bay Area is considered the perfect place to grow wine grapes, but the local wine industry has withstood more challenges than any wine region in the world.
From earthquakes to wildfires, to Prohibition and even a plague, viewers will learn how Bay Area winemakers have not only survived, but thrived.
Wine Country is home to more than 1,000 wineries and some of the greatest wines ever produced, generating billions of dollars a year.
“America’s Wine Country sheds light on the spirit of innovation of the wine industry in the Bay Area and how it has influenced the region as a whole,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV’s general manager.
“After watching the film we hope viewers will stop and think about the story behind the label the next time they uncork a bottle of local wine.”
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