Another cold-snap is upon us in the upper Midwest and with temperatures below zero tonight and wind chills between -20 to -35 we’re thankful for cold-hardy grapes. During the past couple of months we’ve been juggling our filming for our pitch piece (our fundraising video), organizing and applying for our LLC, and setting up “Perks” (and asking some of our winery friends to donate) and in less than 2 weeks we’ll be at the Iowa Wine Grower Association‘s annual conference in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Our team will film an Iowa record attempt for the “Flight of the Corks” to see which of Iowa’s sparkling wine makers can shoot their cork the farthest. Prize? Braggin’ rights! That’ll be fun. On Saturday, February 28th our entire team will be at the Hotel at Kirkwood to meet and interview conference attendees (winery and vineyard owners, presenters, and vendors) all day. Make sure to stop by to say hi (or if we haven’t met, introduce yourself).
Thanks to the IWGA leadership Wine Diamonds will also have a vendor table and we’ll be there to run our 6 minute promotional video – so you can see, first hand, how awesome it’s going to be and even help out by making a donation. This is the perfect time to ask us any question you may have.
We’re putting a lot of time, energy and resources into this film and our goal is to enter this film into film festivals, seek out a distribution deal, and be able to sell this feature length film to lovers of locally crafted Midwest wines. Like the wine makers of the Midwest we’ve set ourselves major goals and look forward to showcasing our industry around the country!