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Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Review

The famous film director's over-the-top fantasyland is the sort of place the midlevel Mafiosi in his The Godfather saga might declare had "real class"; the "everyday wines" poured here are pretty much beside the point, but still, it's an entertaining scene. The fun is all in the excess, and you may find it hard to resist having your photo snapped standing next to Don Corleone's desk from The Godfather, at the re-created bandstand from its famous wedding scene, or beside memorabilia from other Coppola films, including some directed by his daughter, Sofia. The bandstand is the centerpiece of a large, popular pool area where you can rent a cabine (changing room), complete with shower, and spend the afternoon lounging under striped umbrellas, perhaps ordering food from the poolside café. The winery's more elaborate restaurant, Rustic, overlooks the vineyards.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Via Archimedes, off U.S. 101 Geyserville, CA 95441 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/857–1400
  • Cost: Tastings free–$15, tours $20–$55, pool pass $20
  • Hours: Tasting room daily 11–6, restaurant daily 11–9; pool hrs vary seasonally
  • Website:
  • Location: Geyserville
Updated: 04-24-2013

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