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This Earth Is Mine: Prohibition, Passion, and Perseverance in Napa's Renowned Vineyards.

 Relive the Prohibition Era with Authentic Dishes and Exclusive Wines

Synopsis of "This Earth Is Mine": Taking place amidst the vine-covered valleys of Napa, the film is an intense portrayal of the Rambeau family's struggle, not just amongst themselves but against the looming Prohibition threat. The film effortlessly captures the spirit of winemakers who were determined to protect their legacy at all costs.

Menu for a Prohibition-Era Film Night Inspired by Napa’s Historic Wineries:

  1. Starter:

  • Waldorf Salad: A timeless salad encapsulating the essence of early 20th-century elegance.

  • Wine Pairing: Beaulieu Vineyard's Reserve Chardonnay, capturing the crisp fruit notes to complement the salad's freshness.

  1. Main Course:

  • Chicken à la King: A creamy, savory delight which reigned supreme during the Prohibition era.

  • Wine Pairing: Charles Krug Vineyards' Pinot Noir, embodying the smooth and light characteristics reminiscent of wines quickly bottled during Prohibition.

  1. Sides:

  • Creamed Spinach

  • Scalloped Potatoes

  1. Dessert:

  • Tipsy Cake: A luxurious sponge cake drawing its name and flavor from the wine infusion.

  • Wine Pairing: Beringer Vineyards' Late Harvest Muscat, a sweet nod to the era's sacramental and medicinal exceptions.

Featured Wines for the Evening:

  • Beaulieu Vineyard "Medicinal" Red Blend: An homage to wines labeled for medicinal purposes. A rich blend reflecting the craftiness of the era.

  • Louis M. Martini Vineyards Sacramental Sauvignon Blanc: Celebrating the churches and the vineyards that found a way to co-exist amidst the prohibitions.

  • Stags' Leap Winery Bootlegged Sparkling Wine: Bubbling with stories of defiance, this sparkling wine is an ode to the secret wine-making endeavors.

Prohibition in Napa – A Glimpse into History: As the U.S. clamped down on alcohol, Napa wineries faced an existential threat. Yet, many like the Beaulieu Vineyard and Stags' Leap Winery adopted ingenious survival methods. From producing sacramental wines to labeling their produce for "medicinal use," Napa’s vineyards exemplified resilience.


Unwind and step back in time to relish the Rambeau family saga while sipping on meticulously chosen wines from the very wineries that stood resilient during Prohibition. As you toast to the indomitable spirit of Napa's winemakers, remember, each glass is more than wine – it’s history.

Tips for the Perfect Movie Night:

  • Where to Watch: Streaming platforms or DVD collections often feature this classic. Ensure good sound and picture quality for an immersive experience.

  • Ambiance: Dim the lights, use vintage-inspired dinnerware, and light candles for an authentic 1920s feel.

  • Discussion: Post-movie, engage in discussions or read up more on Prohibition and its impact on Napa Valley, enhancing the experience further.

Note: Always ensure you drink responsibly.

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