The Story of the Grape (1962)

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A KRON-TV special report from 1962 featuring a look at the 16th Annual Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival in Sonoma County, CA. Includes scenes of: the official opening (and blessing of the grapes); a street parade in Sonoma; people enjoying the festival and dancing in Sonoma plaza and aerial views of the surrounding countryside (whilst the narrator quotes passages from writer Jack London's prose). Also includes detailed views of the wine making process at Buena Vista Winery, owned by Frank Bartholomew. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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Recording medium
16mm color optical sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
documentary film
KRON 459

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The Vintage Festival was a popular Sonoma event.   Many Sonoma Wineries had participated.  Today it has become more difficult to get our Sonoma wineries to participate and we have had to venture out County wide.  Our 100% volunteer Board of Directors are working hard to continue this tradition.  If there is anything you can do to help us, we would gladly accept your assistance.  We are always looking for more sponsors as well as participants.  See our website for more information.  Thank you

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