Seasons of the Vine

This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.

Seasons of the Vine closed permanently on March 30, 2008. This page is kept here for historical interest.

Seasons of the Vine is an education film on the making of wine in California. The short video, narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, covers the history of winemaking in California, as well as the four-season cycle on a vineyard.

General Information - Hide Section

    This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.

  • Location: In the little stone building next to Wine Country Trattoria and across the road from "a bug's land."
  • Date Opened: February 8, 2001
  • Date Closed: March 30, 2008
  • # of Ride Units: 1 theater
  • Ride Capacity: 200 people
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: A Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Opens for a few minutes at the top of the hour. Otherwise, film is presented on request.
  • Wait Times: If you show up at the top of the hour, there will never be any wait. You'll have a fair chance of being the only one there.
  • Length of Ride: 10 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: None
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  • Health Restriction: None
  • Ride Access: A ramp is available to get up to the patio-level entrance to the building.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: Not required
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Audio is used for the film presentation, reflective captioning is provided.
  • Weight and Size Issues: None
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: Seasons of the Vine was the first use of this space.
  • The Attraction's History: When the park opened in February 2001, so did Seasons of the Vine. The short film was originally sponsored by Robert Mondavi, the Napa Valley wine producer, in a deal that also covered Wine Country Trattoria, the Vineyward Room restaurant and a small patch of grape vines. Almost immediately this section of the park disappointed in terms of getting park guests into the building and restaurants (many never even realized the show was there) and even the grapes didn't take to it and kept dying. By the end of 2001 Mondavi had abandoned its sponsorship. Seasons of the Vine continued with the Mondavi name removed, though it became even more difficult to find it. Eventually, the theater was only opened for a few minutes at the top of each hour to see if anybody was interested (frequently nobody was), or you could ask to see the show.
  • Other Trivia:
    • The show was narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons.
    • The score for the film was written by Bruce Boughton, a 9-time Emmy winner.

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