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"Crush: Message in a Bottle" is a manifesto for change, exploring eco-conscious practices and low intervention winemaking through artisanal winemakers and growers who represent changing diversity and inclusivity in the industry. An emotionally evocative, cinematic portrait of four seasons in a new fine wine region, culminating in one of the most difficult harvests in recent history, "Crush" is ultimately a testament to the challenges of producing an exceptional bottle of wine against all odds.
Update: Meet director Maya Gallus and film subject Kelly Mason for a Q&A following the film:
Maya Gallus is an award winning filmmaker. Her film, The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, about female chefs and toxic kitchen culture, was the opening night film at the 2018 Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, the 2018 San Sebastian Culinary Zinema, the 2018 Les Grands Tables du Monde and the 2019 Berlinale Culinary Cinema. Her production company, Red Queen Productions, was formed to create films that shine a light on subjects and stories outside the mainstream. Gallus’ films frequently focus on the lives of women and LGBTQ2S+ subjects, and her work was honored with a mid-career retrospective at Hot Docs, 2017
Featured in the film, Kelly Mason is a first generation female farmer devoted to the risky, hands-on craft of low intervention wild fermentation winemaking. She is the founder of Mason Vineyard, a small batch winery — driven to crafting exceptional estate single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc wines.
Sponsored by Chappellet Winery