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
"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.