This is a film about Syrah wine or should I say Shiraz? Is Syrah from the Rhone region of France or the city of Shiraz in Iran and what about Australia? Could the Romans have brought the varietal from Syracuse, Sicily to the Rhone Valley? How did this grape make its way to the United States? How do you know what to expect from a wine labeled Syrah vs. Shiraz?


What part does Petite Sirah play in all of this and why does this varietal have multiple spellings (e.g. Petite Sirah, Petit Syrah, Petite Syrah)?


Who will find the truth? We will! Join us as we travel the world to find the true story of "Que Syrah, Shiraz!"


Rudolf McClain, Producer/Director

Rudolf successfully produced and directed a feature length documentary about Merlot wine entitled, 'Merlove' to combat the negative affect of 'Sideways' on the varietal.  Merlove was selected for four film festivals.  It enjoyed a week-long theatrical release in Washington State, 25 screenings in theaters around the country and is now available on The film has reached hundreds of thousands of wine lovers worldwide.