SF: Throw A Haute Pool Party At Coppola Winery

Coppola Winery pool
Coppola Winery pool

If you’re looking for a haute place to throw a pool party this summer, check out Coppola Winery, which also unveiled a new wine this week. Just in time for the perfect summer barbeque, Francis Ford Coppola‘s winery in Sonoma County’s Geyserville has made its beautiful pool and cafe available for private events. Featuring activities like bocce ball and table games, Coppola Winery’s park is the perfect place for a gathering of friends, family or colleagues. Swim in the pool or kick back and relax with delicious food and wine tastings on the patio. Now, for the first time ever, guests can rent out the entire pool area and make one of the winery’s greatest attractions their own!

Rental hours and availability for the remainder of the year are: Through September 27th (7-10 p.m. only) and for the fall,  October 2-25th (Friday – Sunday 7-10pm only; Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm). If you’re a planner, 2016 dates are Spring: April 1st – May 29th (Friday – Sunday 7-10pm only; Monday – Thursday 11am-10pm); Summer: May 30th – September 25th (7-10pm only); and Fall: September 26th – October 23rd (Friday – Sunday 7- 10pm only; Monday – Thursday 11am-10pm).

Packages start at $4,500 and include two lifeguards, towels, access to the public changing rooms and showers for three hours, food and beverage. Of course, cabines are available too for additional charge.

Coppola calls his winery, “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life: food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life.”

For event information or to book an event, call (707) 857-1484 or email events@francisfordcoppolawinery.com.

While you’re at Coppola Winery, be sure to pick up a bottle or two of the 2013 Vendetta [$24.95 SRP], the newest red blend in the winery’s expansive arsenal. Forged in the back rooms and secret alleyways of a bygone era, Vendetta’s bold full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Mendocino County and Malbec from Monterey County is reminiscent of the Prohibition-age of which it was inspired.

“I don’t know how much I’m permitted to say about this. Knock three times and whisper ‘Vendetta,’ the wine whose name you can’t say in public. Don’t talk about Vendetta, drink it,” Coppola says.

A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County and 34% Malbec from Monterey County, Vendetta’s inaugural vintage is abundantly spicy with notes of pepper and toasted wood, boasting juicy fruit, a velvety mouthfeel and supple tannins. Its intriguing nose of lavender, leather and graphite blends with rich layers of cassis, cherries and wild raspberries make Vendetta concentrated yet elegant, mysterious yet inviting.

“Francis has always enjoyed telling a good story. A vendetta is just that – a decades-long story that has many aspects and dramatic components,” said Corey Beck, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s President and Director of Winemaking. “Francis has explored this theme in many of his projects, and this is just the latest. It’s a great wine in a creative package.”

Honor this wine with canapés, spaghetti alla Bolognese, tangy spare ribs, grilled lamb chops or stuffed mushrooms. To enter the underground world of Vendetta, visit www.vendettawine.com, knock three times and await the secret password.

Vendetta_use_webPhoto Credit: Courtesy Coppola Winery