I'm torn writing about the Coppola experience because truth-be-told, my wife, daughter and I had a wonderful afternoon sitting at the swimming pool. At first the whole concept seemed a bit Disney-esque. But the swimming was beautiful; the little "cabines" we used for changing and showering were cute and accommodating; and having wine and treats delivered to us poolside on a warm, sunny northern California day was nice. But: it costs $125 for all this, not including, of course the food and drink. It does include, the web site promises, up to "4 wine-tasting flights," and that's underlined so you can press the link that takes you to an explanation of the flights: a "family" tasting of common Coppola wines, and a "neighbors" tasting of better quality (presumably) wines. We've had the regular Coppola wines, and they're just OK. We wanted to try the better quality flight but were informed emphatically we couldn't have it. It was only five dollars more than the one they wanted to give us. But we were told we had to pay for it completely. It really was Disney World.
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