The French word ‘terroir’ is used across many languages and cultures to describe the soil and climate factors that give wine its character. Metaphorically, we can look at our human upbringing and the resulting character of various world cultures as ‘terroir’. Factually, we all originate from women, but it is the rare culture that respects or honors this truth.
Dawn Westlake is president of Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. in Los Angeles. She has made 23 films since 2000 which have won 91 awards. Dawn is also an actress/writer/producer and has judged film festivals in the US, Italy, Portugal and France.