Santa Barbara’s Bacara Resort & Spa to Host Wine Documentary Premiere

SOMM: Into the Bottle, will offer viewers a never-before-seen look into the world of wine.

How many people understand how wine is produced?  How it is grown? What goes on in the cellar?  From those questions to how many hands touch a bottle, to why wine costs what it costs, the new documentary, SOMM: Into the Bottle, will offer viewers a never-before-seen look into the world of wine.

On Saturday, January 16, Bacara Resort & Spa is honored to host a private, advanced screening of the film as only the world class resort can – with fine wines and exceptional cuisine. The film will be shown in the resort’s 211-seat Screening Room featuring blu-ray technology and a surround-sound audio system.

A wine reception presented by the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association will follow the screening. Guests will sample dozens of wines by 11 different wineries, including Palmina, Sunstone Winery and Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Bacara’s famed Executive Chef Vincent Lesage will pair his creative culinary talents alongside the tastings.


SOMM: Into the Bottle Premiere & Reception Overview

Saturday, January 16

2:30 to 6 p.m.

Screening Room at Bacara Resort & Spa

$80 per person (price includes screening, wine and chef tastings, tax and gratuity)

Tickets must be purchased online at BacaraResort.com.


SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE lifts the veil over the wine industry and allows viewers intimate access to the most accomplished Sommeliers in the world as well as some of the most prestigious winemakers working today, and was filmed in dozens of wine regions around the world.  Tricks of the trade are revealed and insider knowledge is shared. Once again, Santa Barbara-based Master Sommelier Brian McClintic is featured in the film.

A Forgotten Man Films production, SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE is written and directed by Jason Wise, produced by Wise and Christina Wise and Jackson Myers.  Executive produced by Diane Carpenter and William Fowler. Original SOMM cast members Brian McClintic, DLynn Proctor, Dustin Wilson, Ian Cauble, Fred Dame, Geoff Kruth, Sabato Sagaria, and many more including famed winemakers Jean Louis Chave, Peter Gago, and Steve Matthiasson share their insight and intimate knowledge of the industry in this captivating behind the scenes look at one of the most elusive businesses in the world. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGPsAQNvMBE

“Bacara’s appreciation for fine wine is evident in our 12,000-bottle Cellar and onsite Foley Wine Tasting Room,” said Shashi Poudyal, general manager of Bacara Resort & Spa. “We share the filmmaker’s fascination with this intriguing world and are honored to screen a film about one of our favorite passions.”

About Bacara Resort & Spa

Nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, Bacara offers relaxed luxury and incomparable natural beauty. The resort features 358 lavish guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony overlooking breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or flower-filled gardens. Additional features include a four-story spa, a state-of-the-art wellness center, three zero-edge saline swimming pools, four restaurants and lounges, a 12,000-bottle Wine Cellar & Tasting Room and direct access to Santa Barbara’s beautiful wine country. For reservations or more information, please visit www.bacararesort.com. 

About Samuel Goldwyn Films

Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and SUPER SIZE ME, AMAZING GRACE and Julie Delpy’s hit comedy 2 DAYS IN PARIS. Past Goldwyn titles include: the critically hailed ELEGY, HARRY BROWN starring Michael Caine, the box office smash FIREPROOF and the 2010 independent hit MAO’S LAST DANCER.  Samuel Goldwyn Films also released THE WHISTLEBLOWER, a powerful, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller starring Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz, and the 2012 critics’ darling ROBOT & FRANK, starring Academy Award® nominee Frank Langella and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon. Additional Samuel Goldwyn Films releases include: DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL; Gilles Bourdos’ RENOIR, the lush film about the famous painter’s later years and France’s official submission for the 2014 Academy Awards®; the much buzzed about Jason Wise film SOMM; William H. Macy’s feature directorial debut and Sundance hit RUDDERLESS; and KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS. Upcoming Samuel Goldwyn Films releases include David Kennard’s A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE.

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