We've got a treat for you today. As part of our Uncork Coppola series, we're introducing you to two of the people behind the iconic Francis Ford Coppola winery. 

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Get to know Francis Ford Coppola:

  • Winemaking is a Coppola family tradition. Coppola’s grandfather, Agostino, used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment, from concrete vats he made himself no less.

  • The Coppola family became Napa residents while looking for a vacation cottage in the Napa Valley where they could continue the family tradition of making a little wine.

  • When that vacation cottage turned out to be the the great Niebaum Mansion in Rutherford, on the famed Inglenook Estate, the idea of restoring the great property sounded more fun than making a little basement wine.

  • In the 2000s they opened a new winery in Sonoma. Here the Francis Ford Coppola Winery has become the ideal place for friends and family to enjoy award-winning wines, savor a bite to eat, and relax in a comfortable, casual setting.

  • Despite the global following, the Francis Ford Coppola winery still makes wines in the same spirit as his grandfather, with the purpose of enjoying with family and friends.


Get to know Corey Beck:

  • President and Director of Winemaking, Corey Beck has nearly 3 decades of winemaking experience, primarily in Napa and Sonoma county.

  • He joined the Coppola wine team in 1998 as an assistant winemaker, and has held a variety of roles, working on different brands within the Coppola estate.

  • In 2006 for four years Corey worked alongside Francis on the major hospitality renovations to the new Sonoma winery, to bring to life Francis’s vision of a wine experience unlike no other, complete with multiple tasting rooms, restaurants and pools.  

  • Corey is very respected in the wine industry and is the former President of the Sonoma County Vintners and is still a regular member of wine industry symposiums.

  • In 2016 Corey was named one of the “Top 50 Leaders” by Wine Business Monthly, one of the biggest honors in the wine industry.


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