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  • 1991 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29 Map It
  • Rutherford
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola began his wine-making career in 1975, when he bought part of the historic Inglenook estate. Over the decades he reunited the original property acquired by Inglenook founder Gustave Niebaum, remodeled Niebaum's ivy-covered 1880s château, and purchased the rights to the Inglenook name. The Inglenook Experience ($50), an escorted tour of the château, vineyards, and caves, ends with a seated tasting of wines paired with artisanal cheeses. Among the topics discussed are the winery's history and the evolution of Coppola's signature wine, Rubicon, a Cabernet Sauvignon–based blend. The Heritage Tasting ($45), which also includes a Rubicon pour, is held in the opulent Pennino Salon. Reservations are required for some tastings and tours, and are recommended for all. Walk-ins can sip wines by the glass or bottle at The Bistro, a wine bar with a picturesque courtyard.

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1991 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29, at Hwy.128, Rutherford, California, 95473, USA

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707-968–1100; 800-782–4266

Sight Details:

  • Tastings $45–$50, private experiences from $75

Published 07/06/2016


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