VINTAGE 2014 is a multimedia documentary set in Santa Barbara County, California, during the 2014 wine grape growing season, marked by historic drought and treacherous heat spikes.

The crowd-funded project brings together cinematographers, visual artists, musicians and writers using modern technology to give voice to wine growers through a unique sensory experience.

VINTAGE 2014 uses widely adopted cross-platform technologies to tell eye-opening stories through short films, podcasts and photo essays. Time lapse video, macro photography and grape vine leaf pressings create an appreciation for the plant that is often forgotten once wine is in the glass.

Live events across the country offer a full sensory experience, combining a series of three short films that span the vintage with wine tasting intermissions.

January 17, 2014
Kickstarter (funding source & backer updates)
VINTAGE 2014: the stories behind the vines

April 8, 2014
Santa Maria Sun
VINTAGE 2014 brings a multi-sensory wine experience to Flying Goat Cellars

May 1, 2014
PR Web (press release)
Interactive Documentary Combining Wine and Film Premieres at Film Bar Phoenix

August 25, 2014
Santa Maria Sun
Unique project documents Santa Barbara County’s grape growing season

October 23, 2014
Santa Barbara Independent
The Vision Quest of Vintage 2014

November 18, 2014
PR Web (press release)
American Winegrowers Gather on Twitter for Live Vintage 2014 Retrospective