Wine Road Video Shoot: Show Time! Part Deux
This is a two-part blog series on how Wine Road produces videos. This finishes Part Un and is the final Part Deux of John Beck and Tracy Logan/Wine Road hitting the Video Road. After leaving Gustafson, as we descend from 1800 feet, we chronicle Lake Sonoma and Warm Springs dam, part of my script- italicized words are key shots:
Starting in the Alexander Valley (think cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay) in tiny, historic, Geyserville, on the Russian River, home of boutique tasting rooms, Victorian and modern lodgings, and restaurants- one featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”- Lady Gaga sightings here are changing this once shy town to a destination. Nearby Dry Creek Valley, immediately to the west, where zinfandel especially thrives, sports family as well as larger producing wineries, including the Wine Road’s highest elevation vintner, above Warm Springs Dam and Lake Sonoma. Continuing north to Cloverdale, also on the Russian River, citrus and fiddles are celebrated in popular fairs; Victorian inns, a sweet, small, charming town with restaurants, live and movie theaters, music and art events hearken back to a bygone time in small-town America. From charming, hospitable small towns to world class wines and food in unexpected places, the bucolic scenery belies the excellence on tap.
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Warm Springs Dam makes Dry Creek run all year long- guess we should have changed the name….it has changed some of the micro-climate stats with its constant, year-round presence through the Dry Creek Valley.
Ah ha! 1901 Vintage Towers!
Movie theatre- Clover Cinema:
Victorian lodging: Hope-Merrill House-
Next we are off for some lush vineyard shots, romantic arbors and the Russian River:
Here’s looking at you, kids.
PS: John Beck’s (Wine Road Executive Produced) keenly crafted and insightful documentary, “HARVEST”, will show at the Raven either September 14 or 21, 2012. We salute John Beck, our own Wine Road Auteur!