Friday, August 1, 2014

Coppola Winery

When I wrote my post on Wine Tasting on July 16, I had stated:
Then we went to Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery.  Remember him?  The famous Hollywood Movie Director.  He directed the movie, The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando.  The description of this winery will take a whole post.  Therefore, I will write about this in my next post.
This is not just a simple winery where they have vineyard and a one room tasting room.  Coppola Winery is more than that.  In addition to 4 wine tasting rooms, they have swimming pool, restaurant, and film memorabilia from the movies he directed.
Here are some photos:

Entrance to Coppola Winery
On the way
Wine  tasting
Vito Corleone's desk from the Godfather
Automobile used in the movie Tucker
Model boat used in the movie Marie Antoinette
The Restaurant
Vegetarian Entrée: Rice and Grilled Vegetables
Non-Vegetarian Entrée: Rack of Lamb
Arrivederci Coppola Winery
(Coppola is of Italian origin)
(No, that is not my car) 


  1. "The Godfather" certainly ranks high up my list of favorite movies, alongside Shawshank redemption... This winery is more like a museum, loved the photo tour, waiting to read more about this place SG. Will try and drop a comment, but since I'll be out traveling most of this month, summer vacation :) I might not be a regular.

  2. So the first shot of Godfather was taken here? Good to see the desk still neatly maintained. Would love to visit this place just to see that desk! :)

    Destination Infinity

  3. Thanks for your comments. Enjoy your vacation. Write us about your travel after you return. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. The movie was released in 1972. Mr. Coppola bought his first winery in 1975. Therefore, I don't think the first shot of Godfather was taken here.

  5. Again, I have sent this link to my son. He can visit if he is interested.

    I have read the book and watched the movie God father. This might be interesting for people who are fans of God father!

    Beautiful photographs. Hope to visit this place one day!

  6. It looks like you enjoyed your visit at Coppola Winery. The food looks delicious and the atmosphere of the place seems calm and glamorous and with such great memorabilia.
    The sun on the first photo and then the last photo when the car is leaving it just reminded me of how in the middle of the day things are crazy sometimes, people are in a rush, things need to get done, the sun is bright and the weather is hot and then just like in the last photo where we see your car :-) at the end of the day everything seems to calm down and the weather cools down, the sun goes down and everyone goes home and everything is quiet and calm again.
    I would like to visit Coppola Winery now. Wine tasted amazingly good I imagine.


  7. i love that car pic most of all. should wait for yr post to kno more about coppola winery:)

  8. Umm how come I missed to visit this SG? The vintage car and the desk and other paraphernalia is sure an add on to wine tasting experience. Grilled veg entree looks enticing.

    How is "your" car doing sG?

  9. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. Please visit.

  10. Thanks for your comments Belyeny. You have described very well.

  11. Thanks for your comments Afshan. I like that car too and also the desk.

  12. Thanks for your comments Insignia. We could not go there when you were here because you stayed only for a few days.

    My car? You mean the SUV? 4 year old now and running good. However, it is time to buy a new one.

  13. Was this in Italy?
    I was somehow expecting that grape crushing dance. Or is that for champagne?

    I heard a lot about wine connoisseur's detail for claret, year, aroma etc. Plus, they have specific glasses for specific wines.
    Any such details that you experienced there?

  14. Thanks for your comments Sweety. This is a continuation of a post I wrote on July 16. We went for a wine tasting here in San Francisco Bay Area. This winery is also located near San Francisco.

    You are correct. They have specific glasses for specific drinks. But we went for only wine tasting and not for port or sherry. Also, when you go for wine tasting, the bartender will explain every detail (claret, year, aroma etc.) about the wine we are about to taste. Here is a link to my previous post dated July 16.

  15. Beautiful set of photos..

    Thanks for info

  16. O!SG,a really relishing view for the eyes.What a beauty!

    As I have mentioned earlier,it is a unique post.

  17. my favourite movie Godfather :)

    and i would love to visit one of the winery, even though i am not a fan of wine's


  18. Thanks for your comments Krishna. I am glad you liked these photos.

  19. Thanks for your comments Sarala. And, thanks for your complements. I am glad you liked this post.

  20. Thanks for your comments Bikram. You should visit one of the wineries, especially in California. There are so many activities beside tasting wine in the wineries. July to September is the best time.

  21. That was a lovely teaser tour. Waiting for your next post.

  22. Beautiful pics. Will try to visit this place someday. Waiting for the next post with description.

  23. Husband just had a look at my laptop screen and his eyes stopped at the Non-Vegetarian Entrée. He is drooling at the Lamb rack!

  24. Wonderful photography SG... It was like having a time travel...

  25. Interesting...
    Nice set of photographs :)