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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 20 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
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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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McAllen, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The estate is one of the more historically significant and Francis Ford Copala has done an excellent job. The tour is very informative and the estate facility has been preserved so well you will truly appreciate the walk and information. Of course the tasting is OUTSTANDING. The Rubicon is the highlight but each sample is worth the tour on its... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were recommended to the Inglenook Winery and took a 90 minute guided tour and tasting at a cost of $50 per head. The tour was excellent with the guide being extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of wine making and the local peculiarities. The estate itself is beautiful, having been restored to its former glory over the last 30 years... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

When we first pulled into Inglenook we were very impressed. We didn’t have reservations but the girl behind the desk was able to squeeze us into a tasting. Tasting room was amazing, equally were the wines and cheese. Unfortunately our Sommelier basically ruined the experience. After making the mistake of telling him we had previously toured Mondavi and Domain Chandon... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great winery and lots of fun tasting their wines. Would bring family and friends here to see the beautiful setting and have some wine.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

When we arrived at the property and saw the building, we were amazed by it. Our expectations were high, but the tour was a nightmare. The tour guide was so arrogant that he pretended we weren't even there! And we have paid for it! It was outrageous for me (too much desrespect), and I wanted to leave immediately, but my... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful property, only made better by a fantastic tour guide! Went to 10 different wineries in Napa and this one offered the best, most informative experience, by far! The wine is delicious too!

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Stow, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took the tour recently and loved it. It was really nice to get the historical perspective on one of the oldest wineries in the valley. Beautiful property that has been restored by Frances Ford Coppola. Our guide, Mark, gave us a great history lesson, and took us around the grounds, into the fields, then into the caves where we... More 

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Miami
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A must to have a private dinner in the winery. What an experience! High end service, incredibly professional stuff, thank you for making us feel special!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Loved the extensive cave tour -- you learn a lot about the history of the valley, the Coppolas, wine-making, wine, and breath-taking views. You get to sample some of the better wines in a very nice tasting room with paired cheese, certainly justifying the $50 price tag.

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South Shore, MA
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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had such a nice experience at Inglenook last week - not only are the grounds stunningly beautiful, the manor was full of elegant interesting details - and where else will you see an Oscar statue that close?? This was my favorite tasting of many during our trip mainly due to the wonderfully attentive service we received from Florian, our wine... More 

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