A 5-part series & Taste Award winner for the Best Drink or Beverage Program on the Web
Sonoma, CA, USA (January 19, 2016): The WINERAM USA series, which just recently won a Taste Award in the Best Drink or Beverage Program: Web category, is ready to release “Netflix-style” with all episodes available to viewers all at once. Here is some information about the “WINERAM USA” Series:
Episode 1- Woodinville Wine Country: https://vimeo.com/120917977
In this video, WINERAM Productions’ Colin West goes back to his hometown to rediscover what this wine region is all about. Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Colin explores the activities that go on at wineries in the winter months. Colin serial tastes wine in the Woodinville Wine District while meeting up with Allen Shoup & Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows Vintners. Now at Long Shadows, every vintner that Allen brings on board makes a wine of their specialty. Together, they talk about what makes wine unique in that region and what happens in the winter after harvest with the bottling, blending and other important attributes. Long Shadows blends not just the wines, but the world-class winemakers that make it with one thing in common- Washington fruit. This episode ends with Colin split boarding/alpine touring up one of the most important pieces of winemaking equipment – the Cascade Mountains- with brothers from split board company KARAKORAM and winemaker Gilles Nicault.
Episode 2- Willamette Valley: https://vimeo.com/126456286
This episode takes us into Idaho to hang out in Sun Valley with professionals from the Smith Optics team. Then we head over to Oregon to see what Portland, Mt. Hood and the Willamette Valley have to offer as far as wine and adventure go. Oregon, together with Stoller Family Estate, brings exciting flavors to the West with its amazing skiing and Pinot Noir to be consumed.
Episode 3- Russian River Valley: https://vimeo.com/128023230
The WINERAM crew heads down the Oregon coast to spend some time in San Francisco, California before heading over to one of the countries most esteemed wine regions, the Russian River Valley. In Sonoma, California Colin visits the Hartford Family Winery and takes their head winemaker on a snow biking adventure up in Lake Tahoe.
Episode 4- Paso Robles: https://vimeo.com/131839920
Episode 4 takes us down California’s coast to spend some time in Paso Robles. In Paso we explore some of the country’s greatest Zinfandels amongst a slew of other great wines made by Peachy Canyon Winery. Being on the coast, we take the opportunity to surf some waves and shoot some skeet on the farm with the Peachy Canyon crew.
Episode 5- Denver: https://vimeo.com/101588150
For the season finale, Colin and the WINERAM crew head over to Colorado to check out a state that isn’t necessarily the first region you think of when you think of wine in the United States. But this region has so much to offer and who seems to be pushing the boundaries of viticulture in cooler climates. On this adventure Colin stops at vineyards in Grand Junction before making his way over to Denver to see what types of interesting things urban winery The Infinite Monkey Theorem is cooking up. The episode ends with Colin heading out to Telluride with some professional skiers to try split boarding in the back country one last time. Please feel free to share this content. If you need any additional information or photos, email [email protected].
About Colin West and WINERAM Productions
Award-winning Founder and Director Colin West started the wine focused film production & PR company WINERAM Productions LLC over four years ago while working down in Central Otago as a Sommelier for New Zealand’s most awarded wine list. With two undergraduate degrees and one MBA in Wine that had zero film studies, it meant his experience had a stronghold in wine. He studied wine with the Frescobaldi wine family in Italy before going on to achieve the Wine-MBA at the Roseworthy Waite Wine Program of South Australia. After a few sommelier positions in well-awarded restaurants, he had an idea for a TV show, rounded up a film crew and went on to produce some of the world’s most highly viewed wine documentaries and TV shows. ABC International, HULU, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Wine Spectator, Wine Business Monthly, Gourmet Traveller WINE are a few of the areas his content has aired. Colin also has written articles published in Barossa Living Magazine, Grape Collective, Honest Cooking Magazine and other international publications to complement his videos. Colin West is now completing production on a feature documentary called “VINTAGE” that has been in the works since 2012.