October 28, 2018 San Francisco California USA Americas

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sonoma County

Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola adds his larger than lifestyle to his estate like compound near Geyserville, in the north end Sonoma County wine country. This playland, where everyone is welcomed, is not just about wine, but about relaxing in wine country style. On a warm afternoon in summer, relax by the fabulous pool while your children wade in special shallow zones or splash in fountains, and you might start wishing you never had to leave.

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With more than forty wines produced on-site in a state-of-the-art wine-making facility, a restaurant serving up cuisine made to pair perfectly with the wines, all on a property surrounded by sustainably farmed vineyards, the winery offers several different wine tasting options: Sonoma Inclusive Tasting ($20), First Flight Tasting ($25), or a complimentary splash of two wines are available daily at the Main Floor Tasting Bar, served in our traditional Italian Trattoria glassware.

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Play a round of bocce (similar to boules) with your family on pretty courts overlooking surrounding vineyards. Take turns watching the children so you can slip away for wine tasting, or join an interesting tour.

Inside the main building, where there is also a full-service restaurant celebrating fresh, local ingredients, visit Coppola’s memorabilia-filled film gallery, complete with some of his shiny Academy Awards. 

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On any given day and with no reservation, you can take self-guided vineyard tours. After the walks, you can taste wines from the vineyards. Along the way, learn what goes on in a vineyard during the year, sustainable farming practices and other interesting tidbits of information.

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