Embark on a cinematic escapade with Teresa Jones, the General Manager of Darby Winery, as she shares her favorite wine, beer, spirits, and culinary delights through the lens of the silver screen. Join us as we uncork the tales, savor the flavors, and relish in the artistry of these cinematic wonders.

Bottle Shock: The Genesis of American Wine

For Teresa, the allure of “Bottle Shock” lies in its ability to recount the origin of American wine’s triumph. This cinematic gem takes us back to a time when American wines were making their mark on the global stage, paving the way for the industry we know today. Through the drama, passion, and perseverance of the characters, “Bottle Shock” brings to life the journey that got American wine on the map.

Grand Crew: Where Wine Meets Friendship and Evolution

Transitioning to the small screen, Teresa introduces us to “Grand Crew,” a TV show that seamlessly weaves wine into the fabric of everyday lives. The charm of this show lies in its portrayal of a younger generation and their journey of incorporating wine into their social tapestry. As a group of friends evolves, so does their relationship with wine, creating a dynamic and relatable narrative that resonates with wine enthusiasts of all ages.

Smokey and The Bandit: Beer and Laughter in the Fast Lane

In a surprising twist, Teresa’s beer pick is none other than the classic “Smokey and The Bandit.” With a hearty laugh, she encapsulates the sentiment behind this choice. Sometimes, the perfect beer movie is one that brings joy and nostalgia, and “Smokey and The Bandit” delivers exactly that, taking us on a rollicking ride of beer-fueled humor.

Lawless: Moonshine, Rebellion, and Big Government Battles

Switching gears to spirits, Teresa recommends “Lawless,” a film based on the true story of three brothers producing moonshine during prohibition. The narrative unfolds with tales of rebellion against big government and the fight for their craft. “Lawless” is not just a story of spirits; it’s a testament to the resilience and determination that lies behind every sip of moonshine.

Burnt: Where Perfection Takes a Back Seat to Magic

In the realm of cooking, Teresa finds inspiration in “Burnt.” This film delves into the passion that fuels the culinary world, emphasizing that sometimes, to create magic, one must leave perfection behind. “Burnt” is a journey that celebrates the raw, unbridled passion behind the art of cooking.

Chef’s Table: A Culinary Odyssey into Chef’s Lives

Closing the culinary chapter, Teresa’s pick is “Chef’s Table.” This documentary series offers a profound and intimate exploration of chefs’ origin stories, inspirations, and the landscapes that shape their culinary creations. It’s not just a show; it’s an invitation to travel the world and step into the kitchens of extraordinary chefs, igniting the spark to create culinary masterpieces at home.

In the world of Darby Winery, the cinematic choices are as diverse and flavorful as the wines they produce. Teresa Jones invites us to raise our glasses to the stories, laughter, and inspiration found in each cinematic sip, making the journey from cork to kitchen a truly delightful adventure. Cheers to the magic of film and the exquisite world of wine, beer, spirits, and culinary wonders!


You can visit Teresa at Darby Winery in Woodinville delighting guests as they journey through Rhône varietals.