Any time I get to do TV with Gary I am a happy girl, and today we raised our glass to the 50th anniversary of some of the greatest films, and wines, ever made on KPRC-TV/NBC in Houston during their lifestyle program “Houston Life.” View the segment by clicking here.
1967 was quite the year in film, with favorites like “Camelot,” “The Graduate,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” and “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” making their way to the big screen, highlighting the transitioning world of the time.
The year also marked the start of beloved wineries, like Chateau Ste. Michelle and Chappellet, and the planting of award winning Chardonnay vines at the historic Dutton Ranch Vineyard. A few weeks ago we devoted our podcast “Cogill Wine & Film, A Perfect Pairing” on reVolver Podcasts to the history of wine and film in 1967. Take a listen to the show through the link here, clicking “Episode 54.” A little more on the wines we featured today on the show below. Cheers!
“Bonnie & Clyde” with Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
Though celebrated Sonoma vineyard, Dutton Ranch was originally purchased in 1881 by Warren Dutton, purchasing the family’s first 200 acres in Santa Rosa, the first Chardonnay vines were planted in 1967. Working with premium growers throughout Sonoma, Patz & Hall Winery has been purchasing the premium fruit from the vineyard for their Dutton Ranch Chardonnay since their early days. The wine is lively, refreshing and balanced, showcasing this beautiful fruit from the property.
“Camelot” with Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet
Started 50 years ago under legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, a new line of premium wines were introduced called Ste. Michelle Vintners. The Chateau’s founding fathers set out to prove wrong that great wine could only be made in Europe and California, when they first broke ground years ago and pioneered the Washington wine region. First vineyard planted in 1972 was Cold Creek, their beautiful Chateau was built in 1976.
“The Graduate” with Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
California dreamer, Cappellet Winery in Napa on Pritchard Hill from Beverly Hills family Donn and Molly Chappellet and their 5 children. A 5th generation Californian, he followed his passions to create world-class wines that mirrored the great first growth Bordeaux on Pritchard Hill in Napa Valley. Chappellet’s winemaker for more than two decades, Phillip Corallo-Titus has guided the winery’s storied winemaking program, building on Chappellet’s legacy as one of California’s preeminent producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. Their Signature Cab is rich and layered, with blackberry, dark chocolate and tobacco.