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Summer Movie Watch List

Summer Movie Watch List

Summertime and the viewing is easy. Time to gather with your friends and take in some summer flick fun. Our wine and film pairing recommendations range from the usual suspects (including The Usual Suspects) to some fare that’s a little off the beaten path. By the way, you may surprised at how well organic popcorn goes with Bonterra wines!



Light, clean and vibrant, our Chardonnay goes well with the best romantic comedies:

  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Some Like it Hot
  • The Princess Bride
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Bull Durham


Our Merlot, elegant and restrained with a nice balance, pairs nicely with more nuanced movies:

  • Sideways
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Dazed and Confused
  • American Graffiti
  • Breaking Away
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona


Crisp and fresh, with a nice tart finish, the movies that go best with Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc tend to the quirky side:

  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • Splash
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation
  • Bridesmaids
  • Ferris Buehler’s Day Off
  • Wet Hot American Summer


Crisp, rich and elegant, Bonterra’s Viognier pairs well with cinema that features unexpected discoveries and delights

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • The Way Way Back
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Amelie
  • Adventureland
  • Shaun of the Dead


With its thoughtful finish and good structure, our Cabernet Sauvignon is ideal for large-scale movies well crafted by trusted directors:

  • Top Gun
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Avengers
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Inception
  • Avatar


Rich with a long finish, the Bonterra Pinot Noir pairs well with, surprise, film noir of the classic, and more recent, vintage: 

  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Double Indemnity
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Fargo
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Blade Runner


Elegant, balanced and soft, our Zinfandel is a great match for the engaging feel good flicks of summer:

  • Star Wars
  • Top Gun
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Ghostbusters
  • Men In Black
  • Independence Day


Crisp, subtle and rich, Bonterra’s White Riesling pairs well with character driven blockbusters:

  • Grease
  • Back to the Future
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jaws
  • Jurassic Park
  • Forrest Gump


With low alcohol and a refreshing brightness, enjoy a glass of Muscat with these family faves:

  • E.T.
  • Big
  • Toy Story 3
  • Up
  • Finding Nemo
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The Muppets (2011)