The sponsorship underscores the alliance formed between Bonterra Vineyards and Sundance Institute. "Sundance is the embodiment of ecological awareness and has always nurtured the integration of artistic and environmental issues," says Bonterra winemaker Robert Blue.

"Because of Bonterra's passionate commitment to farming grapes organically and protecting our environment, we see a perfect fit with the Sundance Institute. We are honored to associate Bonterra with the Institute's venerable efforts to support the natural talents of a cutting-edge group of filmmakers, actors, and artists."

Just as young independent filmmakers draw inspiration from the pristine mountaintop site preserved for their use, so Bonterra winemaker Robert Blue draws inspiration from the land dedicated to organic viticulture. The art of filmmaking... the art of winemaking... both are nurturing through respect for the land.