Amy Poehler to make feature directorial debut with Netflix comedy Wine Country

Angelo Anderson
March 21, 2018

At this point, the word wine is pretty much synonymous with Amy Poehler, thanks to her role on Parks and Recreation as one of TV's most quotable partiers, Leslie Knope.

Poehler has assembled an all-star lineup of fellow comedians for her project, with Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey joining her on the call sheet.

The Parks and Recreation lead will direct, produce and star in Wine Country for Netflix.

According to THR, Wine Country tells the story of "longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday".


Emily Spivey wrote the script for Wine Country with another Saturday Night Live vet Liz Cackowski. In the meantime, Poehler will also be appearing on Making It, a new craft competition show she is hosting with her Parks and Rec co-star Nick Offerman. And we can only imagine what hilarious hijinks the women can rustle up with a bottle or ten of vino.

Poehler's screen mate and real-life BFF Tina Fey has also bestowed the world with wine endorsements such as the ones below.

Principal photography will begin towards the end of March in Los Angeles and Napa, Ca. Knowing that, we'll probably see Wine Country on Netflix next spring or summer.

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