This episode was very well received by it's author Katherine Anne Porter, who was very pleasantly surprised. "After what they did to my poor Ship of Fools I was just crushed. I didn't expect anything like Noon Wine."
Peckinpah received nominations from both the Director's and Writer's Guild for his work.
"Noon Wine" is included as an extra on the Twilight Time Blu-ray of Peckinpah's 1975 film "The Killer Elite," released September 9, 2014. A color copy of the show that was found amongst the effects of David Susskind was used for the Blu-ray. In March 2013 both "Noon Wine" and "The Human Voice" were shown at UCLA as part of the 2013 Festival of Preservation.
Remade for American Playhouse on PBS in 1985.