Fall is finally here, and Hallmark Channel‘s begun to roll out their lineup of “Fall Harvest” films. Their newest original movie is called Raise a Glass to Love, starring Laura Osnes and Juan Pablo Di Pace. The film features stunning scenery, a great cast, and of course, all the makings of a classic Hallmark love story. Get more details on the movie below, including what it’s about, filming locations, social media mentions from the cast, and even see a trailer.
Raise a Glass to Love Plot + Cast
Raise a Glass to Love follows Jenna (Laura Osnes) whose dream is to become a Master Sommelier, or certified wine expert. She’s determined to join her idol Jennifer Huether (cameo appearance) as one of the few women to pass the difficult exam, but she’s had some struggles along the way, including an unsupportive boyfriend. Despite this, Jenna’s jumping at any chance she has to succeed and study, so when her father needs help on their vineyard, she’s more than happy to assist him. While there, she meets winemaker Marcelo (Juan Pablo Di Pace), whose natural Argentinian methods have Jenna looking at vineyards, winemaking, and her own life in a whole new way. When it’s time for her to take the exam, Marcelo’s offered a job half way across the world. Would they be able to make something work?
Laura Osnes is primarily a Broadway theater actress, but she’s recently branched out into TV roles such as Hallmark’s 2020 film One Royal Holiday. If you’re a musical theater fan, then you probably know her from lead roles in Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde, and The Sound of Music. Juan Pablo Di Pace is best known for his role on Netflix’s Fuller House. Prior to that, he was cast in season 3 of the TNT reboot of Dallas. In 2018, he competed on Dancing with the Stars, taking fifth place with his professional partner Cheryl Burke. Renowned Master Sommelier Jennifer Huether appears as herself in the movie too.
Any other details?
Filming for Raise a Glass to Love took place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. It’s located in Okanagan Valley, and near the lake of the same name. Kelowna is also surrounded by various parks, forests, mountains, orchards, and yes, vineyards, making it the perfect location for the movie all about winemaking. You can see the stunning set in Laura’s behind the scenes Instagram post below.
Her co-star Juan has also been posting quite a few behind the scenes looks at filming. He wrote: “It’s been nothing but joy with Laura! RAISE A GLASS TO LOVE / this Saturday! @hallmarkchannel”
In addition to the behind the scenes images above, Juan showed fans an “on location” video, featuring he and Laura. You can see glimpses of scenes, as well as hear what else they have to say about their characters and the whole process.
Ahead of the premiere, Hallmark Channel has released a preview for Raise a Glass to Love below.
Catch the premiere of Raise a Glass to Love on Saturday, September 18 at 9/8 c, only on Hallmark Channel.
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Kari Highman is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. Otterbein Alum (2017) – English & Psychology. Always learning & creating. Avid fan of mid 2000’s TV & pop music. Comments or tips, email [email protected]