A Closer Look at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

If the name Francis Ford Coppola sounds familiar, you may remember him as the director of critically-acclaimed movies such as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and The Conversation. While his films are a sumptuous visual experience, Coppola’s wines are an equally laudable indulgence of a different kind.

Producing their first vintage in 1979, Coppola’s Inglenook Winery was located in California’s winemaking capital, Napa Valley. Starting small, the director’s family assisted in the production of the label’s first bottles by harvesting and stomping the grapes barefoot in a yearly celebration. Since that time, the label has grown – both its presence and its production levels – and is now one of the five most popular wines in US restaurants.

Today, Coppola’s wines are bottled under a host of names: Director’s Cut, Diamond Collection, Archimedes, Gia, Eleanor, Rosso & Bianco, Vorte Sante and Sofia. The variations, each with their own distinct personality, offer restaurant goers, collectors and casual partakers alike the opportunity to appreciate Coppola’s grand, all-encompassing love of wine and winemaking.

At Vintage Wine Company, we offer more than 300 different wine selections to outlets throughout the state. From the dry, aromatic sweetness of German rieslings to the classic French chardonnay, we share in Coppola’s enthusiasm for the industry, the process and, of course, the sheer enjoyment derived from savoring a quality wine.

If your restaurant or retail establishment is looking to expand its wine selection, our staff is easily the most knowledgeable and friendly resource in Southwest Michigan. We can help you increase your wine sales by consulting your menu and providing suggestions for complementary pairings. Furthermore, we guarantee that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of local, national and international wines anywhere in the area.

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