Francis Ford Coppola Winery
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February 8, 2019
Join us at the Exploratorium in SF on the evening of Feb 8 for the Science of Cocktails event. Shake up your night with some of the Bay Area’s best bartenders, and enjoy inventive libations, cocktail-related science programs, delectable bites, and much more—all to celebrate 50 years of curiosity with the Exploratorium. Our Great Women Spirits team will be paired with a female scientist to create some delicious cocktails and boozy demos.READ MORE...
Sunday, February 10, 2019 10pm-1am
This is a monthlong series of late-night industry hours, featuring our friends’ brands. Bar Manager, Cali Gold will create an exclusive menu of cocktails featuring all 3 Great Women Spirits products. Proceeds benefit Girls in Engineering, an immersive program for 7th and 8th grade girls to spark lifelong interest in STEM fields at UCSC.
Beretta (1199 Valencia St, SF)
February 14, 2018
Winery Veteran to Oversee Award-Winning Craft Spirits Collection
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (February 14, 2018) – The Family Coppola announced today the appointment of Wendy Putman as CEO of Great Women Spirits, whose Lovelace Gin was recently named “Best of Show Clear Spirit” in the Craft Distillers Spirits Competition.
“Our family is no stranger to accomplished, empowered women,” says Francis Ford Coppola. “Sofia [Coppola] was one of the first women to emerge as a film director and Ellie [Eleanor Coppola] became a movie director at age 81. Many of the most senior positions at The Family Coppola are held by women, including Wendy. This promotion is a natural fit given Wendy’s accomplishments through the years.”READ MORE...
September 27, 2017
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (September 27, 2017) – Having successfully secured a craft spirits license, The Family Coppola is proud to announce the launch of Great Women Spirits, which will be available this October in select restaurants and retailers. Great Women Spirits -- small-batch, house-crafted, classically styled spirits -- will begin production with its brand of vodka, gin, and brandy, and has plans to expand the collection in the near future.
Being in a family comprised of three accomplished female filmmakers -- Eleanor, Sofia, and Gia -- Francis Ford Coppola is surrounded by powerful women. “My mother, sister, wife, daughter, and granddaughters have all inspired me, as have all of the incredible women we celebrate with Great Women Spirits. We all know well the great men of history, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon and so on. I can think of as many women who distinguished themselves at that level in the fields of politics, science, mathematics and philosophy, so my choices and reasons for this collection are very personal."
His wife Eleanor agrees, and brings up a compelling perspective. “You know why we don’t hear about famous women in history? Because the history books were written by men.”READ MORE...
Spirited, March 13, 2019
Spirited magazine event partner Wine Competitions Management & Productions recently concluded its second annual spirits competition. According to WCM&P founder and President Debra Del Fiorentino, the contest attracted twice as many entries as last year, and the quality of entries was outstanding. “Like the wine industry, spirits are getting better and better,” she says. “It was tough to pick a winner from so many wonderfully made craft distilled spirits.”READ MORE...
Food & Drink International - November 8, 2018
Nestled in northern California’s Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola Winery provides a guest experience unlike any other in the wine region. The Academy Award-winning director drew inspiration from the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen after purchasing the former Chateau Souverain winery in 2006 to create a one-of-a-kind place where families would wanted to stay the entire day.READ MORE...
SF Gate - November 5, 2018
The Next Generation
Agnesi 1799 ($59, 40%; Great Women Spirits, Sonoma): This brandy from the Great Women Spirits portfolio of the Family Coppola is named after Maria Gaetana Agnesi, an 18th century mathematician. While the brandy will eventually feature estate fruit, it is currently sourced and blended with some stocks of Germain-Robin distillery's brandy, combining both column- and pot-still brandies from Russian River Valley Dolcetto and Central Valley Colombard. At five years old, it blends richness of age — savory mushroom, dark fruit and vanilla — accented with light floral notes.READ MORE...
The Press Democrat - June 26, 2018
The Family Coppola will launch a series of cocktail-infused events this summer with their own line of Great Women Spirits at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
The house-crafted line of spirits is a collection of small-batch vodka, gin and brandy. The winery will host a weekly pop-up cocktail bar on Fridays at the Pool Cafe. Guests pay per drink.READ MORE...
Spirited - January 10, 2018
The inaugural Craft Distillers Spirits Competition took place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. over two days in December, 2017. The competition was created in conjunction with the upcoming Spirited International Spirits Trade Tasting & Show, February 27, 2018 (also at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds).READ MORE...
Beverage Industry News - November 28, 2017
When life gives you lemons, make gin? When you are the greatest storyteller of all time, this is exactly what you do! Enter Francis Ford Coppola into the spirit world and a certain “gioia di vivere” flow fruitfully from his recently released Great Women Spirits collection, paying tribute to historical women of influence. (pg. 48)READ MORE...
The Hollywood Reporter - October 4, 2017
It's not like many people need an excuse to break out their favorite alcoholic beverages after a long work day, but cocktail lovers and feminists alike will have a new brand to pour up soon. Francis Ford Coppola's winery company is launching Great Women Spirits, a line of vodka,
The Vine Times - October 4, 2017
The Countess Walewska potato vodka is the host of this delightful combination of grapefruit, tart lemon and the dark berry deliciousness of Crème de Cassis liqueur. Served up, as a welcome intrigue.READ MORE...
Hollywood.com - October 3, 2017
Movie mogul and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola is paying tribute to the women in his life by releasing a limited edition of classically styled spirits.
The Great Women Spirits will be available later this month (Oct17) in select restaurants and retailers. The first house-crafted spirits will include vodka, gin, and brandy, and there are plans to expand the collection in the near future.
Announcing the launch on Monday (02Oct17), The Godfather director says, “My mother, sister, wife, daughter, and granddaughters have all inspired me, as have all of the incredible women we celebrate with Great Women Spirits.
Food & Wine - September 28, 2017
The famous Coppola family —of whom the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is the patriarch—is venturing further into the beverage industry with a line of liquors called “Great Women Spirits.” They already own a winery, aptly named Francis Ford Coppola Winery, through their lifestyle company The Family Coppola: Cinema, Wine, Food, Hideaways, and Adventure.READ MORE...
Sonoma Magazine - September 27, 2017
The Family Coppola announced today that they have secured a craft spirits license and will be launching a spirits line, adding another venture to the wineries,