This modern and fast-paced cinematic documentary was conceived from an original idea by Gérard Spatafora and Frédéric Lot, founders of E-Studi’Oz, co-written by Jeffrey Davies, and directed by Julien Couson, PMG Productions.
This investigation aims to trace, understand and demonstrate the historical and unwavering links between the United States, Bordeaux and its wines.
An investigation like no other, Eastbound Westbound lets the viewer understand how this Franco-American friendship around Bordeaux wines had its starting point in the 18th century around the greatest connoisseur of fine wines and lover of Bordeaux, the American Thomas Jefferson, US Ambassador to Paris and third President of the United States. To better demonstrate Thomas Jefferson’s legacy, this intimate relationship between the two winegrowing continents is illustrated through interlinked portraits of wine families, from many and varied backgrounds but all sharing a real passion for wine. Leading players in their field, they produce some of the best wines in the world.
These endearing and outstanding women and men are introduced in a more contemporary section by the American wine merchant and former wine journalist Jeffrey Davies, an expert on the terroirs and winemaking fabric in Bordeaux and on the other side of the Atlantic.