Local company to release documentary on Idaho's wine industry
A local media company has announced plans to produce a documentary about Idaho’s wine industry.
Peppershock Media will be chronicling three wine regions of Idaho and explaining the history of the industry from the first vineyard planted in 1864, to the more than 50 wineries in Idaho today.
Filming has already begun, and Peppershock Media co-owner Rhea Allen is excited to showcase the states wine history.
“The project is a result of collaboration from the Idaho Wine Commission, Idaho Department of Agriculture, the Idaho Commerce, division of Tourism, and businesses in the wine industry.” Said Allen, “Idaho’s wine industry is already getting national and international attention and it continues to improve every year. We just want to capture that story and share it with the rest of the world.”
The documentary is being filmed through May 2014 with plans to the release the film in July 2014.
“The wine grape industry is a vital part of Idaho agriculture.” Said Celia Gould, Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. "Educating consumers within and outside of Idaho through this documentary will help build awareness and demand for Idaho wines as well as the nearly 180 other food and agriculture crops grown in the Gem state.”
“We would like to invite members of the wine industry to contact us about other stories and locations to film.” Said Allen, “we want to tell Idaho’s wine story and that means filming southeastern Idaho, southwestern Idaho and northern Idaho.”
If you are a part of the wine industry or if you would like to contribute to the documentary, please call Peppershock Media co-owner Rhea Allen at (208) 461-5070 or email email@example.com.