Birth Of The MOVI Movie
The story about how The MOVI Movie was born is a story of passions. The first of which is our zealous desire for creating wine, food, travel and lifestyle videos around the world, with passionate winemakers who can express their enthusiasm on camera. And secondly, the MOVI member’s impassioned drive for creating memorable fine wines by breaking out of Chile’s big wine status quo and working in the “risk zone.”
Having spent the last two years creating several promotional HD videos from Salta, Argentina and Burgundy and the Provence, France, we decided that our next trip to South America would be a good time to meet some Chilean wine makers.
The story began when my partner and I arrived in Santiago, Chile in February of 2014 with one contact name in hand, provided by our Burgundy wine television consultant Fabrice Magniez. Fabrice had attended a wine-making course in Burgundy with Francois Massoc, who was now the head winemaker at Bodega Calyptra, Cachapoal Province, Chile.
Francois would not be able to meet with us for at least a week, since he was away on vacation when we landed. Francois suggested that, in the meantime, we contact Hans Fleischmann, winemaker at Viña Miravalle, Santa Cruz. Hans is the head of a small group of local Santa Cruz wineries. After hearing our story about finding enthusiastic winemakers, Hans urged us to contact Felipe García, a director and co-founder of a group called MOVI. After checking out the MOVI website we were intrigued. Could this have the makings of a very special kind of wine film? We needed to meet with Felipe to find out if our hunch was right.
Felipe suggested meeting at what many consider to be the best wine bar in Santiago, Bocanáriz Vino Bar.
Located in the heart of the historic Lastarria neighborhood, Bocanáriz is the place to meet for tourists and local wine lovers. It also happens to stock an abundant selection of the MOVI wines among its showcase of Chilean wines.
What makes this wine bar so special is not only because all the waiters are sommeliers, but because Bocanáriz offers theme tasting of flights consisting of three related sample wines. Additionally, their selection of cuisine was created specifically with the idea of wine pairing in mind.
My partner and I could tell that Felipe García was a well known figure at Bocanáriz. No flights for us, we were provided with the immediate opportunity to taste one of Felipe and his wife, Constanza Schwaderer’s creations, a bottle of 2013 Garcia Schwaderer Ltd. Marina Sauvignon Blanc, originating from the Casablanca Valley. This wonderful wine was paired with one of Felipe’s favorites, blood sausage served with thinly sliced beet root over a yellow sweet-sour relish. Bite sized ceviche stacks and a bowl of mixed seafood ceviche with foam followed.
Once Felipe understood our interests, he asked how long we would be staying in Chile. I told him it was up to him. We could stay for a few days or a couple of weeks. A shooting schedule was agreed and off we went. The results of our first meeting can be seen in The MOVI Movie. We had found more than a passionate Chilean winemaker. In fact, we connected with an exciting organization full of them!
Thanks for the hospitality of the MOVI members we worked with on the film
- Attilio & Mochi
- Reserva de Caliboro
- Clos Andino
- Garage Wine Co.
- Garcia + Schwaderer Co.
- Gillmore Winery & Vineyards
- Kingston Family Vineyards
- Villard Fine Wines
We are really looking forward to meeting and working with more of the now 23 members and to creating The MOVI Movie Part 2.
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We were very fortunate to meet Chilean musician Leo Sepulveda, who was kind enough to record some original music just for The MOVI Movie. We worked with Leo at his studio in Santiago and asked him to create some Chilean vineyard music.
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