Finally a vineyard fit for all ages! It truly is a family affair out at the iconic Francis Ford Coppola Winery – a “wine wonderland” as the man himself puts it. Plan on bringing the kiddos and spending time out at their enormous, outdoor swimming pool. Here’s a tip: reserve a cabine ahead of time through their website and spend the afternoon lounging in absolute bliss…
A hop, skip and a jump away you’ll find Coppola’s infamous Movie Gallery – home to one of the largest collections of Hollywood memorabilia in the world! Movie buffs will go nuts over set pieces like the desk used in The Godfather.
The taste room is the winery’s real centerpiece; a space that proudly displays 44 different wines that have helped sustain such an enduring legacy in Alexander Valley. I recommend concluding your evening at Rustic: the restaurant on the property whose menu reflects the personal palette of Francis Ford and the recipes he’s acquired from family and friends through out the years. It’s his way of showing appreciation for ingredients that come from all over!
Reserve lines of single vineyard wines are a must and only available on-site. The words ‘family vacation’ just took on a whole new meaning! For more delicious recipes and fun food and wine pairing ideas, subscribe to my newsletter.