Rex Pickett

Hey, everyone. Thanks for stopping by my website. As you probably know, I’m the author of the novel Sideways, the novel on which the now iconic wine movie of the same title was adapted. Here you’ll find everything about me. I’m currently particularly excited about 3 things happening in my life right now: Sideways: the Musical; my upcoming new novel The Archivist; and my Signature Series Pinot Noir from Chile. I will be refreshing this site often with updates on all my various projects. Please don’t hesitate to write me.


The Archivist

My novel The Archivist was conceived over 6 years ago when my papers were taken by Geisel Library’s Special Collections & Archives, situated on the campus of my alma mater UCSD. A huge honor. At first I wrote The Archivist as an 8-part limited series, but when I got offered by Blackstone Publishing to write it as a novel I jumped at the chance. The Archivist has been 6 years in gestation. It’s done now. Publication will be late 2019 or early 2020. Check out this podcast I did with my archivist Kate Saeed, who I collaborated closely with on the novel.

Sideways: The Musical

I adapted my novel Sideways into a stage play in 2012. It’s had 4 very successful runs, including a record-shattering premiere at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, CA and an all-time attendance record run at La Jolla Playhouse with 3-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff directing. In 2017 I contacted my musical composer friend Anthony Adams about doing the musical. He was beyond enthusiastic about the idea. Two years later, collaborating closely, we now have a fully-realized libretto and more than half the songs recorded, and very soon will be announcing the director. We have every intention of premiering Sideways: the Musical summer of 2020. Come back for updates!

“Road trip! Famously translated to the screen by Alexander Payne, Sideways deserves to be read and relished. Dour Miles and priapic Jack are the Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty of this contemporary picaresque which is by turns hilarious, poignant, and intoxicating.”

— Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City)


Follow Miles and Jack beyond the first novel into the Sideways trilogy. Through successes to hardship, the story of Miles continues…


Sideways is the story of two friends-Miles and Jack-going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars.


Vertical tracks the continuing story of Miles Raymond and his buddy Jack. It’s seven years later. Miles has written a novel that has been made into a wildly successful movie, and the movie has changed his life.

Sideways 3 Chile

Sideways 3 Chile finds Miles running out of money, but still surviving on the fumes of a past, but fleeting, fame. When a new opportunity arises to write for a magazine about the diverse wine regions of Chile.

We just scored 90 pts. from Descorchados, Chile’s premier wine guide.

Sideways: The Wine

In 2012 I spent 3 months traveling the country of Chile to research my soon-to-be-published Sideways 3 Chile. I fell in love with the country, the people, and its wines. 7 years later I’m now coming out with my own wine – a Pinot Noir, of course! – from Via Wines. Sourced from Tapihue Vineyard in Chile’s great Casablanca Valley, my Pinot is for the anti-wine elitists, those who want to drink well at a price they can afford. This is the first time I’ve seriously put my name on a wine. It should be available everywhere soon.

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