Across three continents, Mondovino weaves together the family succession sagas of billionaire Napa Valley power brokers, the rivalry of two aristocratic Florentine dynasties and the fight of three generations of a Burgundian family to preserve their few acres of land. But are all these struggles secondary to the adventures of a gleefully mischievous pirate from Bordeaux as he spreads the gospel of modernity from Italy to New York to Argentina? Wine has been a symbol of Western civilization for thousands of years. Never has the fight for its soul been as desperate. From the director of Sunday and Signs and Wonders.