Thinking about entering the 2017 Video Contest?
We haven't launched that page yet, but it will be similar to the 2016 edition.
For details, go to the homepage of Wine Spectator's 2016 Video Contest.
SEE ALL THE FINALISTS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS BELOW
Chosen from a cornucopia of entries, the finalists include cute sheep, stunning photography, heartwarming family albums, wild game wine pairing, poetry, dance-worthy beats and amazing feats of engineering. Pour a glass of wine, grab some popcorn and enjoy the videos.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
A Nebbiolo's Story: Produced by Julian and Camille Broderick Rodier and set in scenic Piedmont, this year's winner features Giuseppe Vaira who remembers how he grew up with his family's vineyard. He also describes the struggle required to make Barolo as well as the ethereal wines that Nebbiolo can produce. Read the story behind this video.
I Wish You Were Here With Me: A blend of poetry and totally gorgeous photography from the vineyards of Friuli made this video a favorite. Prepare to be transported to northeastern Italy with this video from renowned viticulturist Marco Simonit.
You’ve Been Cork’d: Ireland & wine? Chuckle along as comedian/talk-show host Graham Norton welcomes vintners Rob “Crusher” Cameron and Tim “Twinkle-Toes” Lightbourne to County Cork. From the team at Invivo Wines in New Zealand.
4th PLACE IS A THREE-WAY TIE
Made in Family: Family, working together, creates great expectations for harvest. This is the story shared by the Gonzalez Toso family of Hacienda del Plata in Mendoza, Argentina.
Phil Coturri, A Sonoma Valley Original: Spend an afternoon four-wheeling around Sonoma Valley with Phil Coturri, who planted his first vineyard here ‘a few years back’ (like, when he was 14). From the folks at Sonoma Valley Wine.
Sustainable New Zealand: Sheep, goats and horses in the vineyard? What does sustainability really mean to grapegrowers and winemakers in New Zealand? Congrats to the team behind this video: Colin West, Wineram, and Andréa Johnson and Bob Holmes, Lumaria.
Watch nearly 1,000 free videos at WineSpectator.com/video
Kudos to all the entrants! Everyone gets great prizes. The winner receives a pair of tickets to the Wine Spectator Wine Experience. Each Finalist wins a pair of tickets to a Grand Tasting or Grand Tour event. And each entrant receives a 1-year WineSpectator.com membership, which includes free access to all ten Wine Spectator School online courses.
It's not too early to start thinking about your entry in the 2017 contest... Here are the guidelines for the 2016 Video Contest.