Blood Into Wine documentary showcases Verde Valley wine industry
LOS ANGELES -- Blood Into Wine, the eagerly awaited documentary on Maynard James Keenan (frontman for Tool, Puscifer) and his vineyard partner Eric Glomski's mission to bring notoriety to Northern Arizona's burgeoning wine industry, will premiere at the W Hotel in Scottsdale Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
The film showcases the winemakers resilience in the face of regional prejudices and the adversity provided by their often unforgiving terroir.
Also highlighted in the film is the pair's outreach to an entirely new generation of wine enthusiasts via a nationwide wine tour where they conducted on-air wine tastings with modern rock radio stations and met tens of thousands of wine drinkers face to face.
Keenan owns Caduceus Cellars Glomski owns Page Springs Cellars and they collectively own Arizona Stronghold.
Co-directed by Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke (Moog, The Heart is a Drum Machine), the documentary was shot using multiple Red One cameras, allowing cinematographer Cary Truelick to capture the craggy landscape surrounding Keenan's vineyards in stunning detail.
Editor Robert Beadle skillfully worked with over 200 hours of footage to help craft the story of two pioneer winemakers in an unforgiving region.
Blood Into Wine was Produced by Chris "Topper" McDaniel, Ryan Page, Jason Stall, and Christopher Pomerenke.
Nationwide screenings will be announced shortly with a DVD release coming Spring 2010.