All Hell is Busting Loose in Wine Country.

Casting Call to find the next rock-star winemaker is underway. Do you have what it takes to compete to make the Best Bottle of wine? The new Real Reality T.V. Show “Best Bottle” is looking for established and aspiring winemakers who can prove they have what it takes to make amazing bottles of wine. First season is California vs. Oregon where two teams compete against each other for the bragging rights and to find America’s new Rock-Star Winemaker.

Contestants (a.k.a. Cellar Rats) will compete in a brutal quest to capture the Golden Grapes Trophy, $100,000 prize, new car, and a lucrative wine-making deal. To reach that goal, the winner must possess physical and mental endurance, a native wine intelligence, and shrewdness to avoid elimination from the competition. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and only one Cellar Rat gets to own it.

Executive Producer Scott Krauger spoke to us earlier, saying “Best Bottle has a green light with worldwide distribution and harvest is just around the corner.”

Best Bottle is looking for 10 unforgettable contestants with compelling back-stories to compete for the Golden Grapes Trophy! Visit the show website for details and instructions:


Read and follow the below instructions to be considered Want to take your wine making to the global stage? Below is the information needed for you to earn your spot on the new Real Reality Show “Best Bottle”.

  1. Complete the survey questions (listed below).

  2. Create a 3 minute video (instructions below).

  3. Submit your questions along with the link to your video by before midnight July 1, 2015.

  4. Callbacks for the live casting calls will be made by July 7th , 2015.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be 21 years of age or older.

  2. Valid and active passport.

  3. You and/or your family cannot work or have worked for any of the show sponsors, production or distribution partners.

  4. You cannot have a prior history of or currently receive treatment for substance abuse.

  5. Must have some vineyard and/or winery experience.

  6. Must be willing to be on location in Sonoma California or the Willamette Valley in Oregon during the shoot dates of August 20th through October 5th, 2015.

  7. Must have a passion for wine and the wine community.

Survey Questions



Date of Birth:


Best time of day to call:


Where do you currently live?

How do you spend most of your time during the week? (If you work at a job, tell us about what you do.)

What do you like to do for fun?

How would others describe your personality?

How were you introduced to wine?

Tell us your best bottle of wine story.

Please email your answers, along with a couple of photos of yourself (at least one headto-toe and one head shot), along with a link to your blog, website, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram page.

Instructions for producing a 3 minute video:

  1. Begin with personal details – Name, Age, City of Residence

  2. Tell us about your Best Bottle Moment

  3. Begin this section by saying “My Best Bottle moment was/is…
  4. The moment you share could entail the bottle that hooked you to wine, a moment you felt you fully experienced a particular bottle, an event that made you more aware of the wine in front of you, etc.

  5. Please keep videos strictly to 3 minutes.

  6. Post your video to YouTube and send us the link along with your survey questions.

In-person casting call:

If you are selected for the live casting call, you will receive a call with the invitation and additional information required.


No Phone Calls!

We look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!