It's the agrarian ideal for many urbanites—writ large. Take your dog to the country, buy a farm and STAY THERE.
That's the heartwarming story that audiences at Mill Valley Film Festival fell for, hook line and sinker, last fall when I first saw this new documentary feature.
Now the film is coming out this week in major markets. It will arrive in the SF Bay area May 17.
You can follow developments on the movie website or on Twitter.
Although the film never mentions the word "biodynamic," Apricot Lane is a Demeter certified biodynamic farm. Wine people will want to see the film to see Allan York, a top biodynamic consultant, who appears in the film; he was Apricot Lane's main advisor until his untimely death in his early 60s.
Andrew Beedy, another top biodynamic consultant, also worked with Allan at Apricot Lane and continued the work after York passed away.
York worked with many northern California wineries to implement biodynamics. Among them:
• Bonterra and Dark Horse Ranch. At Bonterra, many of the beautiful garden structures he created are still present.
• Benziger Family in Sonoma, the first Demeter certified winery in Sonoma County
• Cowhorn, a top Rhone producer in southern Oregon
Beedy is currently working with Troon Vineyards in southern Oregon as it converts to biodynamic practices and certification.