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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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Good wine and some history

Participated in the Heritage tasting. The wines were very good. Came with a cheese and bread plate which was a nice touch. The atmosphere was a little loud as they had a members... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rhoda H
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Wixom, Michigan
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Wixom, Michigan
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Participated in the Heritage tasting. The wines were very good. Came with a cheese and bread plate which was a nice touch. The atmosphere was a little loud as they had a members event going on but was still enjoyable. David our server was fun and very knowledgable about the wineries history. We were glad to hear the history as... More 

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Freehold
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Inglenook is a beautiful winery, definitely worth the trip!! Great spot for couples or honeymooners looking for a great wine tasting =)

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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had great hopes for this winery. Highly rated, exclusive, you had to make reservations and the price was not cheap ($45 per person). The grounds are immaculate and gorgeous, the winery huge and elegant. However, the wine tastings for $45 was four small glasses with a little bread and cheese (the cheese was excellent--but they sure weren't generous with... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour at Inglenook out of curiosity ($45 pp for 60 minutes) and left a bit sad because we had given it so little time at the end of our day. All snobbery aside, this is indeed a beautiful winery estate and offers an enjoyable visit. As you will see from their website, it's a very large property,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wine and service was a top quality here. I have enjoyed my wine tasting here even it is not cheap, it is worth it. I wish I was told there is an option to have special wine tasting with barrel tasting where that is a hard to get thing these days.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Do the wine tour experience with the cheese and wine tasting. The history of the winery is unbelievable! You are able to see quite a bit on the tour and the information about the history of the tour is very intriguing. The wine tasting will impress you. Delicious! The winery is an actual estate and is... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start by saying that the property itself is stunning and immaculate. As for the wines, we tasted through 5 wines (two whites and three reds) over a course of about an hour. Honestly, the wines were thin overall and the flavors dissipated rather quickly after swallowing. None of the 5 wines tasted were memorable and the 5 other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This winery was a recommendation from a friend and we had a great time. Our host, John, was very knowledgable and helpful. The wines were good, as was the delicious cheese. The only issue was that it was a bit tough to find, as their sign was difficult to see from the road and we passed it twice trying to... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a tour, tasting and food pairing for a group of 4. Bill was an excellent wine educator and host. He was knowledgeable about the history of the vineyard and wine. Made suggestions for improving the tasting experience. We're now hooked on Inglenook wine....again. Not the same wine we remembered from the 70's and 80's.

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour at 3pm on a weekday in June. The tour and tasting went about 1-1/2 hours and was an excellent histroy of the Chateau, the original founder and then the current owner, Mr Coppola. The tour guide has been there about 3 years but was very well versed on everything to do with wine making and the... More 

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