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"Berlin Hidden Gem" - Hollywood Reporter

"Wine movies are a tough sell. There have been few that have captured the passion that people feel for the process and the journey of winemakers. But due to the subject and the crafting of "Andre Tchelistcheff: The Voice of Wine," this is one worth seeking out." - Kelly J Hayes

" Andre -- The Voice of Wine," a rare achievement: a wine documentary that isn't boring for either wine experts or novices." - W. Blake Gray

"...moved me to tears... profoundly inspiring and moving" - Erin Brooks  - Robbert Parker - The Wine Advocate


ANDRÉ - THE VOICE OF WINE had the world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) with a spectacular Gala Dinner.  Followed by premieres at Sofia, Moscow, Transatlantyc, Haifa, Mill Valley, San Louis Obispo, Sonoma, Vero Beach and Devour International Film Festivals.

We are delighted and honored that Ralph Fiennes narrates the film.  Mr. Feinnes is one of contemporary cinema and theatre's greatest talents adding elegance and power to the story.

Mark, the director, was also honored by the ever brilliant advice given to him by his friend and mentor Walter Murch.  Without Walter Murch we certainly would not have the film we have today.



Our deep appreciation to those who encouraged, supported and helped us come this far and with enormous gratitude to my dear friends Sue and Al Chandler for making it possible to begin work with Michael to complete the project.  Thank you!!!

A Special Thank You goes out to Juve Vella for helping us continue to work on the project and get it out to festivals and events.

Many many thanks to Grgich Hills Estate - Mike Grgich, Austin Hills and Violet Grgich for the continued support for the film and their very kind financial assistance in helping us get the film completed. Thank you!!!!


FUNDING: We are still in need of marketing and distribution funds to get the film out to the world. Please contact Mark if you can help in any way. Thanks!


FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: With great appreciation and gratitude to our Russian sponsors who made it possible for us to complete the principal photography, finish a rough cut and record a superb score . A special thanks to Andrey Spirin for his continued support and kindness!


We are very greatful to all of our sponsors who have made it possible to come this far! THANK YOU!!!:

With special thanks to:

Andrey Spirin

Albert & Sue Chandler

Mike Grgich, Austin Hills, Mary Lee Strebl and Violet Grgich - Grgich Hills Estate

Evgeny Shcherbakov

Eugene Shchemelev

Konstantin Tuvykin

Leyla Nedorosleva

Tom Eskilsen

Patrick & Maja Lithander

Andreas & Kira Marina von Bismarck

Tom Jordan - Jordan Winery

James Allen - Seqaoia Grove

Dr. Richard Peterson - Richard Grant Wine

The Culinary Institute of America - Vintners Hall of Fame

Greg and Mara La Follette - La Follette Wines

Tina Stauber

Barbara Walkawski

Victor & Marina Tchelistcheff

Martin & Helga Goetz

Bettina and Michael von Schlippe

Victor Moskvin & The Solzhenitsyn House for Russian's Abroad

and in Moab, Utah a big thanks to Eddie Snyder and Audrey Dubourgnon!

& Alexander Golitzin of Quilceda Creek for donating wine and the funds in October 2010 to ship everyones wine to Russia for the André Tchelistcheff exhibition at The Solzhenitsyn House for Russian's Abroad.



A huge thanks to Paul Nordin and his team of EMB STUDIOS in Berkeley, California. Paul gave his utmost and with constant professionalism and amazing colaboration we were able to capture incredible footage for this film with his RED EPIC package. Thank you once again Paul!

and our thanks to our Technical Sponsor providing the best Hard Drives AVASTOR.

___________________________________________________________________ SOME PAST NEWS ALERTS

OCTOBER 2011: We filmed for over ten days in Napa and Sonoma and then another ten days in France and Italy covering the areas of Alsace, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Tuscany. We had the great honor and pleasure of interviewing many of André's pupils and friends and had the opportunity to even film the original 1926 Cadillac that Georges de Latour drove André for the first time to Napa Valley in 1938. Wedigo von Schultzendorf joined the team as cinematogrpaher. He is a highly acclaimed cinematographer who has worked with such notable directors as Woody Allen and stars as Susan Sarandon, Dennis Quaid, Wesley Snipes, Tea Leoni, Ryan Phillippe, Amanda Peet, Claire Danes, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, among others. Wedigo cinemaphotography includes the following feature films:  Pandorum; Lulu and Jimi; Igby Goes Down; Hollywood Ending; The Thirteenth Floor among others.


SEPTEMBER 2011: We started filming on September 13 with perhaps the first pick of red grapes for the season in Napa Valley with Dr. Richard Grant Peterson of Richard Grant Wine and Scott Harvey, of Scott Harvey Wines, who Dr. Peterson has mentored over the years. Dr. Peterson is an advisor on the film and we are so honored to have him as a friend and supporter. Thank you Doctor!


Dr. Peterson and Scott Harvey
  JULY & AUGUST 2011: Filming in France including and an interview with Christian Moueix in Bordeaux at the office of Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix.

Christian Moueix & Mark Tchelistcheff


APRIL 2011 - Napa Valley Register - Click here to read an article about the film!


The Moscow Exhibition on André Tchelistcheff - October, 2010

Mrs. Alexander Solzhenitzyn and Mr. Victor Tchelistcheff



1. The Solzhenitzyn House for Russians Abroad

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2. Russian National TV - NTV Coverage

3. RMA James H. Allen (Sequioa Grove Vineyards) Lecture

4. Alco Expert News

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5. Ekho Planet - Click here to download the PDF Article

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6. Rybinsk News

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7. Alcohole News

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8. Vino Mass Market

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9. Machine Bottling

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  Pictures From The Moscow Exhibition on André Tchelistcheff - October, 2010  






We thank the wineries that kindly donated to the Moscow event:

1. Beaulieu Vineyards

2. Buena Vista

3. Conn Creek

4. King Estate

5. Quilceda Creek

6. Richard Grant Wine

7. Robert Mondavi Wines

8. Rodney Strong

9. Schramsberg

10. Sequioa Grove

11. Simi

12. Stag Leap Wine Cellars

13. Swanson

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*All wines were shipped to Moscow by the kind donation of Alexander Golitzen of Quilceda Creek Winery.


James & Renata Allen, Sequioa Grove Winery



Anya Medvedev, Mark & Victor Tchelistcheff, Viktor Moskvin, Mrs. Alexander Solzhenitzyn






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Wikipedia link about André Tchelistcheff


NTV Russian Televison story on the exhibit


A.A. Tchelistcheff painting in the Tretykov Gallery, Moscow





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