Viansa Sonoma Kicks Up the Drama as Backdrop to New Univision Telenovela

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“Vino el Amor” Starring Gabriel Soto Finishes Filming at the Sonoma Property with August Air-Date

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We are honored to have Viansa Sonoma chosen as the setting for this new show. It has been a pleasure having the cast and crew at the newly renovated property.

After several weeks of production, initial filming of the highly anticipated new telenovela for Univision, “Vino el Amor” or “Wine Love” has wrapped at Viansa Sonoma. Starring one of Mexico’s most well-known celebrities, actor-model Gabriel Soto, the show is expected to broadcast in nearly 100 countries and draw tens of millions of viewers.

Interviewed on his last day before a break in filming, Soto said, “This is such a beautiful place, we never want to leave. I love this winery.” The filming location had been concealed until recently, out of concern that fans of Soto might arrive on set disrupting production. Over the past few weeks of filming, Soto has been mobbed on more than one occasion around town, according to production officials.

With the series set in Sonoma, production manager Laura Somerville, along with producer and filmmaker Jose Alberto Castro, choose Viansa Sonoma as the location for most exterior shots. Nestled in 167 acres of vineyards and preserved wetlands, Viansa Sonoma is known for their iconic 270-degree view, warm hospitality and award-winning wines.

“We are honored to have Viansa Sonoma chosen as the setting for this new show. It has been a pleasure having the cast and crew at the newly renovated property,” says Stephanie Peachey, Vice President, Direct to Consumer.

From the hilltop, visitors can take in the views of Sonoma Valley-San Pablo Bay to the south, Mayacamas Mountains to the East, and “King’s Highway” leading the way to the northernmost California mission of the El Camino Real. The property includes 33 acres of estate vineyards and 97 acres of natural wetlands, which serve as home to a variety of indigenous water fowl.

“I came to Sonoma on vacation three years ago,” added Castro, "and ever since then, I have wanted to set a show here. It is such a beautiful place and we have found the people to be exceptionally friendly.” Crews are expected to return later in the year and film the soap opera off and on in Sonoma throughout the fall while its interior shots are being filmed in Tijuana, Mexico.

About Viansa Sonoma – The property is open every day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information on the visitor experience at Viansa Sonoma, check out For additional information about Viansa, contact Mary Ann Vangrin at mvangrin(at)vintagewineestates(dot)com or Stephanie Peachey at speachey(at)vintagewineestates(dot)com.

About the Series - “Vino el Amor” centers on a winery owner (Soto), who is depressed after losing his wife in a tragic accident. A young woman (Beava), who grew up in the vineyard, returns and helps the winery owner learn to once again love life, and his vineyard. The series is a remake of a Chilean series “La Chúcara.”

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