Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
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  1. Stuff the cork back in: This wine movie was sold before its time.
  2. Reviewed by: Reyhan Harmanci
    25
    This schlocky period piece doesn't do the pioneering Northern Californians justice. The script is overwritten to the point of parody.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. May 24, 2013
    6
    I really enjoyed this little film. I had never heard of the film before but someone recommended it to me so I gave it a shot. What I found wasI really enjoyed this little film. I had never heard of the film before but someone recommended it to me so I gave it a shot. What I found was a good comedy fueled by charm and heart (reminded me a lot of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). The performances were also good; Rickman does a great job and Bill Pullman gives a really good performance as a Napa winemaker. Wine lover or not, I completely recommend this movie. Full Review »
  2. MarkC.
    Oct 1, 2009
    10
    For a lover of the idea of a man or woman's dare to dream, I loved it. I am young hopeful winemaker from Oregon and that movie gets me For a lover of the idea of a man or woman's dare to dream, I loved it. I am young hopeful winemaker from Oregon and that movie gets me every time. Its a beautiful story. It is Hollywood and it can be critiqued if you want to look that far in to it. But for me it is more of the overall message and the secret appeals of living life true to your heart. Loved it. Full Review »
  3. PaulL.
    Sep 28, 2009
    2
    Glad I didn't pay for theater tickets on this one. Characters were one-dimensional caricatures for the most part; no depth or Glad I didn't pay for theater tickets on this one. Characters were one-dimensional caricatures for the most part; no depth or complexity. Story had great potential, but fell short. Funny how shiny all the cars were after driving down the dirty country roads in France. And the shack where the love scene happened in Napa was not a believable scene - if the architecture were real she'd be a constant distraction to field workers with the lack of privacy, her person and property would be unsecure, and she'd have serious problems in inclement weather. Full Review »