Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country — On the Heels of Sideways

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The 2004 comedy-drama Sideways directed by Alexander Payne was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Following the two protagonists, played by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, on their road trip through the fabulous Santa Ynez Valley wine country is a rare pleasure. The film is not only moving and thoughtful but also surprisingly funny and can be considered one of the best human comedies. Like wines need to sit and breathe to expand to their full potential, humans also long for the space and time to make way for their beautiful wholeness putting their flaws and fears behind and embracing all the complex facets of their personalities.

Images: Ger Ger Words: Tina Ger

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