The celebrated director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now has poured much of his energy lately into his wines and resorts. But even as he revels in his latest gem, the Palazzo Margherita, in his grandfather’s Italian birthplace, the filmmaker in him is still at work on a daringly innovative project.
- the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and most recently, Virginia Dare Winery. Remarkably, Coppola has been making wine almost as long as he’s been making films.
- To be honest, I don’t do tastings. I don’t do pairings. I don’t have orthodox opinions like fish has to go with white wine and red wine is better with a steak.
- Romantic and beautiful stories always support the actual enjoyment of wine. To me, the stories of the wines are almost as important as the beverages themselves.
“Following his early success in Hollywood, The Godfather director quickly transplanted his family to Wine Country, where he launched an empire of a more drinkable sort.”