Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Our Story
Francis Ford Coppola Winery front gate.
"When we began to develop the idea for this winery, we thought it should be like a resort, basically a wine wonderland... A place to celebrate the love of life."

-Francis Ford Coppola

Old images of Tivoli Gardens.
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Old images of Tivoli Gardens.

Francis Ford Coppola

“I've always been influenced by the idea of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, which was the inspiration for ultimately all modern amusements parks. I remember the beautiful theater pavilions with the curtains painted with peacock feathers that had little ballet performances. At Tivoli, there were rides, but more important than the rides were the cafes and the refreshments, and just the sense of being in a children’s garden, a ‘pleasure garden’ for all people to enjoy – which perhaps is the best phrase to describe what we’re creating here. I thought Francis Ford Coppola Winery could 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.”

Illustration of Peonies flowers
Inspiration
Francis Ford Coppola with sunglasses on standing outdoors.
Illustration of a flower. A place to celebrate the love of life.
Drawing of the pool at the winery.
Rolling vineyard hills.
Illustration of the number 67.
2006

The Coppola family purchases the historic Chateau Souverain property in Sonoma County.

Vineyard at sunset with flowers in the foreground.
A closeup of a bunch of grapes on the vine.
Winery building under construction.
Illustration of our pavillion.
2008

Renovations Begin

Francis Ford Coppola purchases and begins renovating a new winery in Geyserville, CA.

Drawing of the winery building.
Looking up thru the winery building peaked roof.
View of the winery with vineyard in foreground.
2010

Grand Opening of the Winery

The winery is unveiled with its newly renovated tasting room, museum, and Rustic, Francis’s Favorites restaurant.

Pool surrounded by blue lounge chairs and umbrellas.
A wall of shelves displaying Mammarella products.
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CEO and Head of Winemaking

Corey Beck

CEO & Winemaking Chief Corey Beck has more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry. Corey began his career in viticulture quite by accident, tagging alongside his grandfather who was the vineyard manager for Napa Valley’s renowned Chateau Montelena. Corey has a degree in Fermentation Science from the U.C. Davis, and became a part of The Family Coppola in 1998 as an assistant winemaker, and became CEO and Winemaking Chief in 2018. Corey and his team have created a strong grower relations program, and are regarded as leaders in the wine industry for their innovative and engaging approach.

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100% Certified
The Coppola Commitment to Sustainability

Francis and Eleanor Coppola have long supported sustainability throughout their lives and many business endeavors in an effort to preserve the land for generations to come. 

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Certifications

In 2012, our winery became certified sustainable through the California Sustainable Wine-growing Alliance and we continued this commitment by becoming 100% certified sustainable in 2019.

Sustainable Actions

From vineyard practices to winemaking to restaurant operations, The Family Coppola places a heavy emphasis on sustainability.

Grape Growers Program

The Grower Relations team at Francis Ford Coppola Winery has developed and nurtured long-standing relationships with a network of more than 150 neighboring grape growers.

Vineyard workers picking grapes with man carrying large bin on shoulder in background.

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