Friday, March 22, 2013

Rare Grgich Documentary Screening April 15 in St. Helena

A film about famed Napa vintner Mike Grgich, who will turn 90 on April 1, will be shown April 15, Monday, in St. Helena.

Produced by Croatian television, "Like the Old Vine" is a biographical documentary of Grgich's life. Shot in Napa Valley, the Smithsonian and Grgich's birthplace in Desne, Croatia, the film features interviews in Napa with Tim Mondavi, Margrit Mondavi, and historian Charles Sullivan.

To learn more about the film, read the Napa Valley Register's coverage of its Napa debut in 2012 here.

To purchase tickets, go to the Cameo Cinema web site.

Grgich was the winemaker whose 1972 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay won the Judgment of Paris in 1776, besting France's greatest Chardonnays and putting Napa on the map, along with several other Napa wines.

His winery has converted to 100% certified organic and certified biodynamic practices over the last decade.

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