Fodor's Expert Review Inglenook

Rutherford Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice

Wine Enthusiast magazine bestowed a lifetime-achievement award on vintner-filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, whose wine-world contributions include resurrecting the historic Inglenook estate. Over the decades he reunited the original property acquired by Inglenook founder Gustave Niebaum, remodeled Niebaum's ivy-covered 1880s château, and purchased the rights to the Inglenook name. The winery's place in Napa Valley history is among the topics discussed at tastings, some of which involve cheese, charcuterie, or other wine-food pairings. Most sessions see a pour of the signature Rubicon wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon–based blend. All visits require an appointment; call the winery or check at the visitor center for same-day. In lieu of a tasting, you can book a table at The Bistro, a wine bar with a picturesque courtyard, to sip wine by the glass or bottle.

Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1991 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29
Rutherford, California  95473, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tastings from $60, Closed Mon.–Wed.

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