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Inglenook

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Address: 1991 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573 (Formerly Rubicon Estate)
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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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Chateau tour and Tasting

Christmas in California wine country is special. There are some wineries with limited hours but a bit of planning makes it a great time to go because you will Not be in a throng... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Christmas in California wine country is special. There are some wineries with limited hours but a bit of planning makes it a great time to go because you will Not be in a throng. Our visit to Inglenook took us on a tour through the Chateau and grounds while we sipped a lovely Chardonnay. Then we got to the seated... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inglenook came highly recommended for high-end wines. We were immediately impressed by the structure and collection of personal affects. It was surreal to walk around a beautiful, stone building, and imagine someone living there. Part of our experience was tainted by the weather- ended up one of the coldest days in Cali for the year, and roaming a stone building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been members of the wine club since our first visit several years ago. We live in the midwest and enjoy wines we normally wouldn't get in our area. We have several favorites from Inglenook. We also appreciate the wine experience when we visit. We have attended dinners, tours, wine and food pairings and the wine... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop in our wine tour and our tour guide recommended this as the one tour we should make. By the end of the tour it was clear why he had recommended this. They take you in the tunnels where they explain how the wine is stored and through different tasting rooms as well as a stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

A big thanks to Anthony for making our trip to Inglenook a pleasure. Great selection of wines including but not limited to Rubicon. A must visit for any wine enthusiast.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We visited here on our last day in Napa and were greatly disappointed. While the grounds, vineyards and building are amazing, the wines are not. Maybe it was that this was our second stop on our fourth day of tasting, or that our host seemed to hate his job, but we were sorely disappointed. We dumped most of our tastings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Another great visit. Love the gated format. Wines we tasted were excellent. David was our wine educator, he was super. The tour and cave tastings are well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Owned these days by Francis Ford Coppola, the Inglenook winery has an interesting history. We enjoyed the heritage tasting which is served in a nice chateu-style hall. Everyone has their private tables and the employees tend to you personally. There is also a lovely bistro/cafe on premises which sells cheese/salami/baguettes and such. They seem to sell them at pretty close... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had a great experience here! After looking at different reviews this came up as a must so we took the time for a tour and wine pairing/tasting in the caves. Our guide/somm Kenton was excellent. Very knowledgeable of wine and especially of the history specific to Inglenook and Napa. The building is beautiful and worth seeing if you like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

From start to finish, this was the highlight of our day in Napa. First impression was a very good one as we walked up to the impressive and beautiful Chateau. Inside, we were greeted by a lovely and cordial concierge, Dominique. We started our tour with a delicious propriety white made from Viognier, Roussane, and Marsanne. Our tour guide was... More 

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