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2009-01-23
Attn: S. Christopher Weir
Media Contact: Mooncatcher
Phone: 805.239.0020
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ORTMAN FAMILY VINEYARDS FEATURED IN WINE FILM
"Th True Story of California Wine"

Winemakers Chuck and Matt Ortman of Ortman Family Vineyards are featured in "From Ground to Glass", an independent documentary film that has just been released on DVD.

"From Ground to Glass" follows the making of filmmaker Rob DaFoe's first wine, as well as his quest to seek inspiration from renowned winemakers along the way.

"This film really captures what winemakers do, and why we do it," Matt Ortman says. "It also taps into the true romance of wine. It's really the first film of its kind, and we're honored to be included."

Other Central Coast vintners featured in the film include Gary Eberle, Mike Sinor, Chuck Carlson, Brooks Firestone, Ken Volk and Richard Sanford. The film also features Paul Draper of Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Joel Peterson of Ravenswood in Sonoma Valley and Warren Winiarski of Stag's Leap in Napa Valley

"Hollywood has made some films about wine recently, but this is the true story of California wine, in the words of those who make it," DaFoe says. "I think that anyone who loves wine, or who is intrigued by wine, will enjoy this film."

Visit www.FromGroundToGlass.com for more information. DVD available for sale at Ortman Family Vineyards Tasting Room 1317 Park Street, Paso Robles 805.237.9009.

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