Grand Angle Productions

Worldwide Wine Civilizations

The fruit of a long history, of a natural environment and of the labors of those for whom it is a passion, each vineyard tells the tale of a unique civilization. Worldwide Wine Civilizations is an exceptional documentary series devoted to exploring winemaking regions around the globe. In addition to delving into a region’s wine production, each episode will also explore local history, its architecture, art, science, techniques, and a host of other subjects. Worldwide Wine Civilizations will feature breathtaking 4k aerial cinematography of the world’s most picturesque winemaking regions. With each episode, the spectator will be plunged into the heart of a winemaking civilization in Europe, from India to Patagonia, South America, North America, Asia, and Polynesia. This series will take viewers on a voyage through time and space, seeking out and discovering past and present civilizations, exploring their grandiose natural environments and their complex and multifaceted cultures. 

Awarded at the Scientific Film Festival of La Réunion, in the category “Science Plus”

Selected at FOOD FILM FEST in Italy

Destinations : 

  • SWITZERLAND - Lavaux, the fortress vines
  • GERMANY - The Rhine Valley
  • POLYNESIA - A vineyard in the middle of the Pacific
  • GEORGIA - The origins of the vine
  • JAPAN - Koshu, the rain wine
  • HUNGARY - The king of wines, the wine of Kings
  • SOUTH AFRICA - The vines of the great continent
  • NEW ZEALAND - A life-size vineyard
  • AUSTRALIA - The vines at the gateway to the desert
  • CHILE - The secret of the three valleys
  • ARGENTINA - An oasis at the foot of the desert
  • ITALY - Prosecco, another story of Venice
  • SPAIN - Lanzarote, the wine of volcanoes
  • CANADA - Great Lakes wine
  • UNITED STATES The Vines of the Conquest of the West
  • ITALY - The Santorini vineyard, a legacy of antiquity
  • PORTUGAL - The conquerors of the Douro Valley
  • FRANCE - Bordeaux, a vineyard along the water
  • FRANCE - the hidden treasures of Champagne
  • CHINA - The vineyards of the Himalayas
  • CROATIA - The vine rises in the east
  • PATAGONIA - Vines at the end of the world
  • THAILAND - The vineyard of the tropics
  • INDIA - The grapes of modernity
  • FRANCE - Alsace, a pact with nature
  • ENGLAND - A wine in full swing
  • GERMANY - Climate challenges
  • SPAIN - La rioja, the guardians of tradition
  • ITALY - The nobility of Tuscan wines


Data sheet

Poster of Worldwide Wine Civilizations

Directors : Sarah Carpentier, Herlé Jouon, Pierre Goetschel, Vincent Pérazio, Pascal Vasselin, Gil Kébaïli & Éric Michaud

Producers : Grand Angle Productions 

Co-producers : ARTE 

Country of production : France

Format : 4K

Season 1 : 2016 - 2017 • 20x26'

Season 2 : 2019 • 10x26'