This isn’t your average winery. Located in Geyserville, California, Francis Ford Coppola Winery makes it possible for parents to enjoy wine in California’s wine country while the kids can still have fun too. The Coppola Winery is family-friendly and offers a variety of experiences. There are winery tours and wine tastings, but there is also a large outdoor pool with lifeguards, lounge chairs and cabanas and a bocce ball court. The pool offers a great place for the adults to enjoy a glass of Coppola’s finest while the kids can swim and play.
Families will also find plenty of movie memorabilia from all of the film director’s classics. Things like the original Godfather desk, the actual Academy Awards Coppola’s movies won, photos and the car from Tucker: The Man and His Dream are all on display. Families who are seeking the full experience could easily spend the day here.
Tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
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A daily, individual pool pass (which is first-come, first-served) includes a pool towel, use of the public showers and locker rooms, and seating on the bistro chairs. Cabanas and lounge chairs are an additional cost. The pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the end of May through September, then only on weekends in October, April and May.
There are two restaurants onsite. The outdoor Pool Café is open to all guests and offers things like pizza, salads, Panini and more. Rustic is the onsite, full-service Italian restaurant featuring pasta, pizza and more. On Tuesday evenings, Rustic offers A Tavola, meaning “to the table,” which is a family-style Italian event. The chef prepares all of his favorites and the staff treats you as though you are part of their big Italian family. There are music, jokes and amazing food at A Tavola.
No outside food or drink is permitted at the winery.
There is free parking available.