‘Wine Country’ stars talk about recreating gal pal trip to Napa


It might be our backyard, but Napa also makes for the perfect destination for a getaway.

So when Amy Poehler decided to round up all of her fellow female comedians for a weekend trip to wine country, the result is a movie that hits all the right notes.

KRON4’s Noelle Bellow sat down with the women to talk wine, women and their latest film.

“I was saying that we’ve had about 20 years of rehearsal for this film,” Poehler said.

In her film directorial debut, Amy Poehler chose to recreate a trip with her real-life leading ladies.

Bellow: Why did you decide on wine country because, in the beginning, you’re like wine country or bust.

Poehler: Well it was based off of a real trip. We went to celebrate Rachel Dratch’s 50th birthday and in doing so had a blast, and then thought oh this would make a great movie!

Wine Country follows the longtime friends as they sip and celebrate their way to another milestone.

Bellow: Was it as much fun as it seems? 

Dratch: We’re just so used to acting with one another and laughing at each other.

Like any good girls trip, the Netflix film is filled with spontaneous dance parties, nostalgia-filled chit chat and a risque moment or two.

But you won’t be laughing the whole way through — Wine Country hits a few serious notes too.

“We really wanted the film to feel quite real. You know, we didn’t want it to be this big broad unrelatable thing. We wanted to play it very adult if that makes any sense, and play things pretty real,” Poehler said. 

Whether it’s telling jokes on SNL or getting real in Napa, the film proves when you have a solid team, the projects write themselves.

“What’s important is to be able to find your voice wherever you go. I think once you find a place where you can find your voice and make sure that your voice is nurtured,” Maya Rudolph said. 

“I think sometimes people are doing too many things and they need to buckle down with the group that they feel most connected with, or the person or project and just give it their all,” Poehler said.

Wine Country hit select theaters on Wednesday but you can also watch it at home this weekend. It premieres Friday on Netflix.

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