1976, Napa Valley. One small American winery and its workers are about to show the French that the word's finest wines will now come from the other red, white and blue. For connoisseur Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman, there's no finer art than French wine, despite rumors that the new California wine country holds the future of the vine. Positive the small Napa wineries are no match for established French vintages, Spurrier challenges the Americans to a blind tasting. But when he finds the valley full of ambitious - and talented - novice vintners like Jim Barrett (Bill Pulman) and his son Bo (Chris Pine), he realizes his publicity stunt may change the history of wine forever.