When Frankie Baldwin and Nate Deluca both have a claim to ownership of Sorrento Farm, they are forced to divide the vineyard right down the middle and work the fields alongside each other to bring in the harvest leading up to the Best Wine competition at the annual Autumn Harvest Festival – only this rivalry won’t be settled in the fields, because in spite of their contentious bickering, the simplest way to settle this particular legal dispute is with a romance.
User Reviews: This Hallmark romance centers on two families—the Baldwins and the DeLucas—with a history of feuding. Both are vintners in a valley where they battle every year for recognition of their new vintages.
Frankie Baldwin (Rachael Leigh Cook) and Nate DeLuca (Brandon Penny) dated years ago. When Nate returns to the valley after securing his Ph. D., they discover they both have a financial interest in a local winery. The battle lines are drawn and they decide on a bet to determine who will gain full ownership of the Sorrento Winery.
Cook and Penny are strong leads and the chemistry between them is strong enough to make their love-hate relationship believable. I see that two sequels to this film were made in 2017 and 2019.