The Ross features rock 'n roll wine documentary


"Blood into Wine," opening Aug. 6 at The Ross, is the story of Maynard James Keenan, the front man for Tool and one of music's most mysterious figures, who moved to Arizona and began making wine.

Keenan, in addition to being internationally known as the front man for Tool, also appears with A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. Little is known about the reclusive rock star, who often dresses in costume and rarely gives interviews.

In the mid-1990's, on a whim, Keenan left Los Angeles and moved to an Arizona ghost town (population 300). A wine enthusiast, he began to envision a world class wine region on the Verde Valley's craggy slopes and with wine mentor Eric Glomski (former David Bruce winemaker and current owner of the award-winning Page Springs Cellars), Keenan began the long road to bringing credibility and notoriety to Caduceus and Arizona Stronghold Vineyards amid wine industry prejudice and the harsh Arizona terrain.

"Blood Into Wine" takes viewers into the struggles and triumphs with a unique blend of comedy and master storytelling.

It will show at The Ross through 12. Also continuing through Aug. 12 is "Cyrus."

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