The Family Coppola
When we began to develop the idea for this winery, we wanted it to be a wonderland…a place to celebrate the love of life.”- Francis Ford Coppola
With a deep commitment to quality, authenticity, and pleasure, Francis Ford Coppola Winery is a unique destination to celebrate the best things in life.
Francis Ford Coppola has always been influenced by the idea of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, which was the inspiration for ultimately all modern amusements parks. He remembers the beautiful theater pavilions with the curtains painted with peacock feathers that had little ballet performances. At Tivoli, there were rides, but most important than the rides were the cafes and the refreshments and just the sense of being in a “pleasure garden”, for all people to enjoy. This is the best phrase to describe what they’re creating here. He wanted the winery to become such a park for the family to go and enjoy, where there are things for kids to do, so they can be close to their parents who are sampling wines and foods.
In 2006, the Coppola family purchased the historic Chateau Souverain property in Sonoma County. The renovation began in 2008 and in 2010, the winery is unveiled with its newly tasting room, museum and Rustic Francis’ Favourites restaurant.
Francis and Eleannor Coppola have long supported sustainability throughout their lives and many business endeavours in an effort to preserve the land for generations to come. In 2012, the winery became certified sustainable through the California Sustainable Wine-growing Alliance and they continued this commitment by becoming 100% certified sustainable in 2019.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.
The House was established in Reims in 1843, by Joseph Krug, a visionary non-conformist with an uncompromising philosophy. Having understood that the true essence of Champagne is pleasure itself, his dream was to craft the very best Champagne he could offer, every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate.