Under the Vines
6 x 60 minutes for Acorn TV, TVNZ (2022)
Under The Vines follows Charles Edwards and Rebecca Gibney as two unlikely city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in rural New Zealand. Australian TV star Gibney features as Sydney socialite Daisy Munroe, who heads to New Zealand for a vacation at her recently deceased stepfather’s winery, which she intends to sell. Little does she know that the vineyard has a co-owner: Grumpy UK-born lawyer, Louis Oakley (Edwards), who also travels to New Zealand to escape a spiraling series of unfortunate events in his life. Despite neither having done a hard days’ work in their lives and both despising each other, Munroe and Oakley must somehow make the vineyard successful so they can sell up.