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Petaluma Gap Wine Night at the Movies – Series Begins June 7th


Boulevard Cinema & Petaluma Gap WineriesOffer the Perfect Summer Movie Pairing Experience: “Wine Night at The Movies”

Pairing DECANTED and BROOKS NOTE WINERY on June 7—6:30pm

Petaluma, CA — May 23, 2022  Boulevard Cinema and the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance are pleased to jointly announce a summer series, “Petaluma Gap Wine Nights at the Movies,” pairing iconic wine-related films and Hollywood classics with premium wines from the Petaluma Gap American Viticultural Area (AVA).

The monthly series will kick off on Tuesday, June 7th, at Boulevard Cinema, located at 200 C Street in Petaluma, with a special screening of the movie, Decanted, a feature-length documentary about the creation of a new winery.  Garry Brooks, owner and winemaker for the newly-opened Brooks Note Winery and Tasting Room in downtown Petaluma, will co-host this premier show and pour two of his acclaimed wines for attendees. 

Doors will open at 6:30 PM and reserved seating tickets may be purchased for $45 online at cinemawest.com. While watching the film, guests will enjoy wine and complementary gourmet popcorn, as well as an invitation to book a future tasting at the winery.

The Petaluma Gap Wine Nights at the Movies will continue throughout the summer on the following dates with these films and winery co-hosts:

  • July 5th, You Will Be My Son, with Fogline Vineyards
  • August 2nd, When Harry Met Sally, with Montagne Russe Wines
  • September 6th, Steel Magnolias, with Light of Day Wines

At each screening, a Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance representative will be on hand to share highlights about the AVA’s distinctive and award-winning wines.  For more information email [email protected].

The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance would like to thank Boulevard Cinemas and its owner, Dave Corkill, for arranging and bringing this film series to the Petaluma community.

About the Wine Hosts

Brooks Note Winery is a small, family-owned winery, focused on making wines with elegant structure and balanced acidity, that demonstrate ripeness and intensity of flavor.  Featured at the June 7th event will be their 2019 Pinot Noir from the Petaluma Gap and a 2021 North Coast Rosé, containing 95% Petaluma Gap grapes.

Fogline Vineyards, owned by Evan Pontoreiro, a founding member of the Petaluma Gap AVA, and his partner, Brent Bessire, is known for luscious, small-lot, world-class Pinot and Chardonnay, as well as Syrah and Zinfandel, with all fruit grown above the fog-line, primarily in the Petaluma Gap. 

Montagne Russe Wines (the French term for ‘roller coaster’) was launched by Kevin Bersofsky in his Napa Valley garage in 2006.  After being cited by Federal authorities for making too much excellent wine, he and his crew set their sights on creating the next cult wine label.  Montagne Russe specializes in cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, primarily from vineyards in the Petaluma Gap.

Light of Day Wines is a family owned and operated winery making wines that speak of place and time, from the ground to the glass, farmed with environmentally responsible practices. Our winemaking style focuses on minimal intervention while guiding the wine into the bottle. The Petaluma Gap provides a beautiful and unique place for farming and crafting wines. We are thrilled to share our journey with visitors at the winery or through a glass shared with friends around a home table.

About the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance

Founded in 2005, the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance (PGWA) exists to educate members of the wine trade and consumers about the Petaluma Gap AVA and to increase awareness of the region’s unique growing conditions and award-winning wines. PGWA additionally supports member winegrowers and vintners within the region through ongoing programs and communications designed to help them maximize their success within the industry. The group’s membership is made up of grape growers, wineries, associate business members, sponsors and local community members with a passion for the region and its wine.

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