Redwood Highway stars two time Academy Award nominee, three time Golden Globe Winner & two time Emmy Winner Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt (two time Golden Globe nominee, Emmy Winner) in a journey of reflection and inspiration.
Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter’s wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that you're never too old to learn something about life... and about yourself. To view the trailer for Rewood Hightway, can you visit: http://vimeo.com/61479716
About Shirley Knight
The actress is two time Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Sweet Bird of Youth), Golden Globe Winner (3 time nominee), 3 time EMMY Winner (11 time nominee), Tony Award Winner (2 time nominee) and a Venice Film Festival Best Actress Winner (only American actress to win the award). Her additional acting credits include: As Good As it Gets, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Rain People (Written and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola), Dutchman, Desperate Housewives.
ELLIOTT DOLIN – PROPRIETOR, DOLIN MALIBU ESTATE VINEYARDS - MALIBU COAST RECEIVES AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREA STATUS
“This is a historic day because the formation of the Malibu Coast AVA finally allows wines from Malibu to identify a ‘sense of place’ on their labels,” says Dolin. “Malibu is world-famous, yet very few people are aware of our wine grape growing history which dates back two centuries. While people sunbathe on the beaches, up here in the hills, our vines have been catching some rays of their own.”
Through the AVA application process, a comprehensive study of the region was completed and submitted to the TTB for approval. The region is approximately 46 miles long and 8 miles wide, comprised mainly of the Santa Monica Mountains with 198 acres of vines in production. Elevations range from sea level to 3,111-feet atop Sandstone Peak. The coastal, Mediterranean climate heavily influences the region, offering a large diurnal shift from day to night, with warm dry summers and cool, moist winters. The National Agricultural Statistics Service’s “California Grape Acreage Report Crop 2012” documented the most widely planted varietals in Los Angeles County as Cabernet Sauvignon (54 acres), Syrah (15 acres), Merlot (13 acres), and Chardonnay (six acres). The Malibu Coast AVA is also home to two previously established appellations, Saddle-Rock Malibu and Malibu-Newton Canyon.
The Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards parcel is located near the western boundary in the hills above the Pacific Coast Highway. The area is relatively cooler in climate compared to the rest of the AVA, and ideal for growing Chardonnay. Proprietor Elliott Dolin and his family planted the site in 2006. Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards currently produces one Malibu wine, an estate Chardonnay. Later this year, Dolin will welcome the addition of a Malibu proprietary red blend. More information on the wines can be found at www.dolinestate.com.