Wine & Film with Classic Favorites at The Dallas Arboretum

gh-arboretumLast night Gary and I had the fantastic opportunity to join the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for an evening of film, wine and conversation, three of our favorite things. Last night we dove into the world of classics, discussing some of Gary’s favorite films of all time and pairing them with some delicious, approachable and perfectly paired wines.

We were asked about where you can find these wines, so a full list with notes and pricing/retailers is included below.

We are thrilled to join the Arboretum again in January on the 26th, for a preview of the Oscar contenders just a few weeks before the awards, matching the top films of the year with a great selection of wines. Tickets will be available on the Arboretum site soon. We hope you will join us!


Wine and Film, A Perfect Pairing of Classic Film Favorites

“Words And Pictures”   
Segura Viudas Brut Rose Cava

A bubbly is always the perfect pairing to start a beautiful night with old friends and new. Segura Viudas is always a favorite as it is made in the traditional method from the Trepat & Grenache varieties in Penedes, Spain. Rich, vibrant and special, this Cava, the sparkling wine of Spain, is filled with bright red cherry, wild raspberry and a touch of earthy, herbal notes. Fresh, inviting and easy, always a great way to start any festive occasion. Quality and affordability, no one will know it is only a $10 sparkler. Available at Spec’s and World Market stores.

“Lawrence Of Arabia”
Fall Creek Sauvignon Blanc

October is Texas wine month, so to celebrate we started the evening with from the Texas Hill Country, from Susan and Ed Auler who started their winery outside of Austin over 40 years ago, this refreshing, clean and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is filled with juicy citrus, green apple and a touch of white flower. The ideal thirst quenching wine for a hot, dry, dessert film. $10, available at Total Wine & More and many World Market stores throughout Texas.

“A River Runs Through It”
Sokol Blosser Evolution Pinot Noir

Like the beautiful nature of Montana, Oregon celebrates the bounty of the earth and the beauty of nature. Pinot Noir thrives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, focusing on an Old World earthiness, wrapped around juicy red fruit, spice, a touch of classic Willamette Valley earthiness and an overall silky, inviting finish. $25, available via the winery.


“Waiting For Guffman”
Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon Rouge

Domaine de la Noblaie is filled with history, and story, as the house was started sometime in the 15th or 16th century. Today, the Loire Valley estate celebrates an Old World style of producing Cabernet Franc from Chinon with floral and earthy mineral notes, fresh purple and red fruit and a touch of spice. Elegant and approachable, produced naturally from organic vines averaging in age from 30-75 years, adding concentration into balanced wine. $28, available at

“To Kill A Mockingbird”
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon from Michael Mondavi

From the Michael Mondavi Family of wines, this premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with an approachable price, layers fruit from Napa’s volcanic hillside soils and the deeper soils of the valley floor, to create an expressive wine with texture, richness and complexity. Filled with vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry and spices on the front, leading to coffee and dark chocolate on the lingering and delicious finish. $25, available at Total Wine & More