Two short wine videos produced in Sonoma County are among the 9 finalists in the annual Wine Spectator Video Contest — – and the video with the most votes wins. Voting is open through Monday, Sept. 16th.

As for the two Sonoma County contenders, John Beck produced “Man v. Machine” while Lisa Mattson of Jordan Winery produced “Pruning Season.” If either one of these becomes this year’s champ, they will keep Sonoma County in the spotlight for another year. Sonoma’s Gundlach-Bundschu won last year with its funny “Brief History of Merlot” video.

Beck’s short is a re-edit of a scene from his “Harvest” documentary and it’s all locally filmed in Sonoma County with vintners Paul Foppiano, Dave Rafanelli and Reynaldo Robledo featured.

Mattson’s short features an interview with Bret Munselle, a fifth generation grower in Alexander Valley. Munselle says while there’s a science behind winemaking, the intricacy of pruning is truly an art.

Here’s how the contest will unfold:
September 9-16: Voting
September 16: 2nd and 3rd places announced
September 17: Winner announced and Honorable Mention videos are posted

So click here to vote and vote often.