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Coppola’s Wine Wonderland

September 22nd, 2010

“To me, wine is an element that takes part in the family gathering.” – Francis Ford Coppola

How would you like to experience fabulous wine, nature’s beauty, movie nostalgia, excellent food and family bonding all at the same time?

Then head on over to film director Francis Ford Coppola’s newly renovated winery in Sonoma Country, home of some of the best rated wines in the world.  Winemag talks about the director’s stunning winery and its offers, and we are absolutely impressed and entertained. Whenever we think wineries, we naturally think of beautiful sprawling vineyards, wine cellars, and wine tastings, but Coppola’ latest creation is all about family gathering and bonding. His belief? “Whenever people take a meal, wine or something like it is part of it, and it’s a blessing, a sacrament, a unifier.” Where else can you find a winery that puts family as the main concern in its creation?

More than wine tastings, tours, festive events and movie memorabilia, Coppola’s winery is meant to be fun for the entire family to visit. Here’s what we (and Winemag!) love about Coppola’s concept: making the winery a place where not only adults can enjoy wine tastings, but also a place where kids can have fun! And what better way for kids to have fun than providing a huge swimming pool with loads of animal floaties created by The Floatys. The Floatys sells a large range of inflatables and they are a blast for the kids. We can see it now – moms and dads sampling Coppola wines in the chateau tasting room, enjoying stunning vineyard views, while the kids splash around in the pool!

Even in his winery, Coppola still plays meticulous director, with families playing the starring role. True to director form, Coppola involved himself in every element of the winery’s renovation, from fixtures selection to taste-testing recipes. And speaking of recipes, the winery boasts of 4 fabulous restaurants – Rustic, Café Zoetrope, Mammarella’s Café and Mammarella’s Foods.

Every single part of the winery has Coppola written all over it – large, amazing vision and scrupulous attention to detail. According to Winemag, one of the most intriguing wine offerings in the winery is the Director’s Cut 2007 Cinema, a “spicy, full-bodied red wine layered with dark berry fruit impressions and an edge of earthiness”. While you’re at it, also check out their >Diamond Collection, their Cabernet Sauvignon and look around their store for gifts, books, movie memorabilia and more.

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind for a while and head to the beautiful Sonoma Francis Coppola Winery for a fun family day.

It truly is a wine wonderland!


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