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Inglenook

Address: 1991 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573 (Formerly Rubicon Estate)
Phone Number: +1 707-968-1100
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Ranked #4 of 19 Activities in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain, wine connoisseur...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain, wine connoisseur and entrepreneur, came to Rutherford to build a wine estate that would rival Europe's finest. When Niebaum's grandnephew, John Daniel, Jr. inherited the chateau and vineyards in the 1930s, Inglenook had already earned international acclaim. Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the property in 1975 and have spent forty years reuniting the original vineyards, returning winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring Inglenook's illustrious heritage with the help of renowned wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Managing Director and Winemaker Philippe Bascaules. In honor of this estate and its historical significance, we have restored the name, Inglenook.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We opted to do just the tasting since many in our group had been before. The wine was just as delicious as ever, and the grounds were beautiful. I definitely recommend making a trip here!

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San Antonio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had one of the most in-depth guided tours I've ever had in Napa by the mustachioed Mr. Francis. Heard the entire story of the Estate, the families, the wines and more. The tour of the house was amazing and the gift shop has probably one of the finest choices and variety of any in Napa. There is a small sit-down... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've been there twice: once with a tour and wine tasting, and this last time just to visit. The estate is beautiful, the Coppola museum very fascinating and the gift shop beautifully displayed. This is a great stop for photography. The entry to the museum and the house is free to the public, however all the other "experiences" as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went for an evening tour of the vineyard, then enjoyed a wine and cheese pairing. The estate is beautiful and the wine was delicious!

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We did the Inglenook Experience and it was by far the best winery tour I have been on. We had a cute French guy that was our tour guide and he was very informative. Beautiful grounds! The best part was the tasting in a private room and I am in love with the Rubicon. There was 4 of us that... More 

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Los Altos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We have been several times to this winery and never been disappointed. Very knowledgeable tasting room crew and interesting displays. One of the most beautiful buildings in the area.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The setting of this winery is breathtaking. We drove up on a gorgeous afternoon. The museum has so many interesting things, like Francis Ford Coppola's zoetrope collection and movie memorabilia. Sitting outdoors under a canopy of trees sipping an excellent glass of wine was heavenly! Definitely worth the trip.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Coppola family is very generous to open their winery and family history to the public. They show an appreciation for the history of the estate including their predecessors. The outdoor seating at the wine bar has a bucolic setting that I would compare favorably to any i Europe.

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Brielle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Confess that Inglenook is simply one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in Napa. During previous trips, I really enjoyed the Amuse Tasting (no longer offered?) and the Experience tour; while this visit I decided to try the Bistro as I had some time to kill between vineyard visit b and vineyard visit III. Simple enough...baguettes of bread... More 

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310 chemin des étoiles quebec
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Can't fault the setting, straight out of a film who could be entitled 'Once upon a time a wine château somewhere in France'. The kind of presentation that only Hollywood can deliver. Knowing the name of the owner this should not be a surprise. But i came for the wines, more precisely to see, taste actually, the wines signed by... More 

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