Vitis Prohibita Documentary movie trailer HD - Plot synopsis: This is the incredible true story of six “innocent” grape varieties that were deemed outlaws by the French government.
Their grapes were falsely accused of being toxic when made into wine.
Selling their wine was prohibited.
They were grapes of resistance.
Resistance to pests and diseases that, for more “noble” grapes, must be controlled with chemical sprays.
Despite laws specifically banning these grapes from European soils and attempts to demean their wines, rebellious farmers have defended their value and defied their prohibition.
Resistant grape varieties may yet have the last word.
This film takes you inside stunning rural landscapes in France, Italy, Austria, Romania, and the United States where the resistant vines are living history and their unique wines have a passionate following.
Director: Stephan Balay