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Inglenook

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Address: 1991 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573 (Formerly Rubicon Estate)
Phone Number: +1 707-968-1100
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The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum, a Finnish sea...

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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Built by an early wine aficianado from Finland

Inglenook, returned to its historic state as an early wine estate, is very impressive. The museum part gives an excellent glimpse into the trend-setting courage of its Finnish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Inglenook, returned to its historic state as an early wine estate, is very impressive. The museum part gives an excellent glimpse into the trend-setting courage of its Finnish founder 150 years ago. The wine-tasting experience is solemn and informative, in the stately hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off the "Estate" is absolutely beautiful! So much history there. Inglenook has been through a huge transformation since it was purchased Francis Ford Copolla. Highly recommend this tasting/tour.

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Thank Diana C
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire winery tour was excellent. The building, grounds and caves are fantastic. Our tour guide was informative, interesting and fun. The wine we tasted was the best of all our other tours. Highly recommended!

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My husband and I hired a car service to take us to a number of wineries for wine tastings. Inglenook was our best experience. Although the tasting fee was steeper than most, it was well worth it. We tasted 6 wines and received personalized attention from a solmelier, not just an employee of the winery. He was very knowledgable of... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We had a great time at our tour. We were the first tour of the day and our guide (Karen) was fantastic. She knew answers to everything I asked. Very old vineyard that has been completely restored to it's greatness. The pairings at the tasting were superb.. The cheeses were paired with the wines well. Worth spending a couple of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We did the Inglenook Experience. An overpriced mini tour and story of the property. When I inquired if we joined the Wine Club would we be able to get the Tour? NO, membership doesn't take effect until the next day, so very little incentive to join today, then. Even making a purchase doesn't offer a discount on the tour. The... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Estate was remarkable. History is fun. Wine was average. The entire experience was a bit stuffy for the quality. Host as excellent, fin and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My husband and I took our wedding party to Inglenook for their tasting. We arranged for out tasting prior to our trip. We have done tastings at other wineries in and out of the US. Inglenook has been by far one of the best tastings. They brought us into the winery, seated us at a table. They served several types... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a group of eight friends come visit this winery as part of a tour of Napa Valley. The property is beautiful, our guide was fairly good, and the wine very drinkable. However The experience tour was sold out so we needed to do a private tour at $75 per person. Compared to all of the other wineries that... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Owned & operated by Frances Ford Copolla a must see while in Napa Valley! Suggest going on guided tour but if not the main building is full of cool artifacts & free to tour. Also one of the most beautiful views of the valley!

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