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Tom Myers: Made in Paso—Official Selection for the 2022 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase 

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The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County is selected to showcase anticipated documentary films for two years in a row. 

April 14, 2022 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) – The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County, the preeminent voice for generations of inspiring winemakers and growers past and present in San Luis Obispo County, announced the premiere of its second of many upcoming documentary films, Tom Myers: Made in Paso. The film documents over four decades of this legendary winemaker’s career, his commitment to the craft, contributions to the region’s wine industry, and the remarkable people he’s worked with. It will debut at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on April 27, 12:00 PM, at the historic Palm Theater in San Luis Obispo. Winemaker Tom Myers will be present to engage with attendees, answer questions, and share his revered wines. 

“I was compelled to showcase Tom Myers in our second documentary film for a host of reasons,” said Director of the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County, Libbie Agran. She explained, “When I started the Wine History Project in 2015, I worked with over thirty winemakers and growers during a two-year period to determine and select the men and women who shaped the history of wine in San Luis Obispo County over the last 250 years. Tom Myers was constantly referenced by his peers as the man who knew more both intuitively and academically about winemaking.” 

With an unusual combination of education in Plant Sciences, Viticulture and Enology, Myers is recognized as the expert on the science of making wine in San Luis Obispo County. Fellow winemakers describe Myers as a problem solver who takes a scientific approach to crafting world class wines. “Tom Myers is a winemaker’s winemaker,” said Director of Winemaking, Steve Peck, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines. Legendary

Winemaker John Munch added, “Tom is the winemaker who has all the talent and ability in the world, without the ego to go along with it, which is a rarity. Known as the Godfather of Paso Robles winemaking, Winemaker Gary Eberle said, “For years and years I’ve said the best winemaker in the region is Tom Myers.” Myers is respected as the man who mentored every young important winemaker in the 1980s and 1990s. And revered as one who can solve and resolve any winemaking problem to help many winemakers improve the quality of their wines. 

Myers believes in collaboration as a vital part of wine production in San Luis Obispo County. In his own words, “My passion is to make wines that consumers take note of, make them feel good, and add to life’s enjoyment.” 

Tom Myers: Made in Paso will premiere at the SLO Film Festival on April 27, 12:00 PM, at the historic Palm Theater in downtown San Luis Obispo. General admission is $15, Student/Film Society $12 per ticket, seating is limited. Tickets are available for advance purchase at slofilmfest.org/events/next-in-line-underdogs-tom-myers-made-in-paso. 

Film Directors are Libbie Agran and Tim Clott; Writer is Tim Clott; Producer is Libbe Agran; Executive Producer is Noel Resnick; Production was done by Partners2Media. 

About 

In 2015, Libbie Agran established the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County to study the land, microclimates, grape varieties, growers, and winemakers who have shaped the wine history of the county. Today the Wine History Project is staffed by historians and museum professionals who collaborate with a diverse group of advisors and founders. We continually preserve our unique history and engage the public through publications, films, lectures, and events to inspire generations of consumers and promote one of the world’s most exciting wine regions. The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County is located at 3592 Broad Street, Suite 104, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. For more information, please visit WineHistoryProject.org or call (310) 903-6326.

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