Sour Grapes


In 2008 a French wine producer, Laurent Ponsot, realized that wine from his family’s domain was being sold from a year they hadn’t produced. That day, he says, he took the first plane to New York, and thus begun his crusade.

Set in the super-fast, super-rich world of LA and New York during the financial boom of the early 2000s, and featuring the obsessive collectors, outraged wine producers, suspect auction houses, and specialist FBI sleuths, Sour Grapes is an ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ fable for the modern age.

Distributed by Dogwoof.
Available now on all your favorite streaming services.
Filmed with the Sony A7sII and Rokinon Cinema lenses.


  • Devour! The Food Film Fest – Winner, “Best Feature Documentary”
  • Key West Film Festival – Winner, “Audience Award” for Best Documentary
  • Hot Docs – Official Selection
  • Sheffield Doc Fest – Official Selection


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