2017 Winery of the Year

Tastings & Experiences

Francis Ford Coppola Winery is pleased to announce that we are taking reservations for wine tastings. This will be part of a phased and measured reopening of our Hospitality Center. We will be following guidelines established by Sonoma County and the State of California as part of the resumption of business in our area.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery will require all visitors to make reservations to visit the property. We will not be able to accommodate your visit for dining or wine tasting without a reservation.

We will reopen with temporary hours of operation from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The final tasting reservation for the day will be at 4:00pm. Please call us at (707)857-1471 to make your reservations. We will only be able to accommodate up to six people per reservation group for wine tastings.

Check-in for tasting reservations will be at our Guest Service counter. Only guests with reservations or confirmed curbside pick-up times will be permitted on property. All tastings will be by seated, outdoor table service only. We will be limiting the number of guests at any given time in our Hospitality Center to ensure adherence to social distancing practices. There will be no service at our indoor tasting bars.

All guests agree to follow all safety protocols and precautions required by the winery. All guests acknowledge their obligation to enter the winery premises only if they are experiencing no COVID-19 symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health, and have not had a fever or felt feverish without the use of medication in the last 72 hours prior to their visit.

For the safety of our visitors and staff, we will require that face masks be worn by all guests during your visit as you transition through the property before and after your tasting. Only while you are seated for your tasting or dining at Rustic will the wearing of face masks not be required. Visitors are asked to bring their own face masks. Without a face mask, we will not be able to accommodate your visit. This is for the safety of all of our guests and staff.

At this time our bocce courts will not be open. 


Join us for a new tasting experience, featuring a selection of four wines from across our Sonoma County and California portfolios. This seated flight is $30 per person.

Our seated tasting experience is complimentary for Wine Family Members.  Not a member yet?  Join here before your visit to enjoy all of the perks and benefits, including complimentary tastings and discounts on dining, wine and merchandise during your visit.  

To assure that we provide the best possible safe and secure environment for your visit, our staff has taken the following measures:

  • All of our staff are required to wear face masks while working with guests or in close proximity to co-workers.
  • All of our staff are required to wear gloves in the recovery of our tasting locations.
  • We have rearranged our furnishings and tasting areas to assure a minimum of 6-feet of social distancing between seated tasting areas.
  • All high-contact surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between each reservation. This includes tables, chairs, glassware, and other touch points. Disposable menus and spittoon cups will be provided for single use.
  • Common areas like restrooms, staircase railings, door handles, and other high usage areas and fixtures will be cleaned and sanitized on a continuous basis throughout the day.
  • All staff members are required to follow rigorous handwashing procedures between all guest interactions. Staff will also be screened before each shift to assure they are fit to work.
  • We are unable to allow shared tastings during this time.

Please note that we will continue to modify our policies as the circumstances or the guidelines established by Sonoma County and the State of California change.

We reserve the right to refuse access or service to customers who (1) display any symptoms consistent with COVID-19; (2) fail to comply with our social distancing protocols; and/or (3) fail to wear a face mask.

Virtual Private Tasting

Have you ever wanted to go wine tasting without leaving your couch? Here’s your chance!

We are standing by and ready to welcome you to the winery…virtually, of course! With any purchase of four wines from our Online Store or in a local store near you, enjoy a complimentary private experience with a host from the winery. From the comfort of your home, taste through your choice of award-winning wines while learning the history, stories, and winemaking philosophies behind our wines.  All you have to do is provide us the wines that you purchase online or locally and our hosts will curate the order of your flight, then meet you online for a private, video wine tasting*.

Ready to reserve your experience? Send us an email at and we will be in touch to coordinate all the details! Please include your name, phone number, the wines (and vintages) that you would like to enjoy during your tasting, and where you purchased the wine. 

Virtual Happy Hour Tasting

If you’re anything like us, you’re missing your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers during this unprecedented time. Let us help you plan your next get-together, without anyone leaving their home!

Get a group of 2-8 friends together for Virtual Happy Hour, complete with your own host from the winery! Shop our online store or visit your local store to order our Award Winning Golden Tier Collection, Sofia Sparkling Trio Collection, or choose any three of your own wines, then get your friends and family together for a private tasting online. Each guest in the tasting will receive their own personal login for the tasting, so everyone can enjoy from their own home.  Our host will guide you through the tasting of your three wines, sharing the stories behind them and answering all your questions along the way*.    

Ready to reserve your experience? Send us an email at with your name and phone number, and we will be in touch to coordinate all the details.

*Please note, there are just a few “house rules” for your tasting - all guests participating in the tasting must be 21 years of age or over, we cannot host a tasting with anyone that appears or becomes intoxicated, and the conversation must be mutually respectful and appropriate. If one of these guidelines are not met, we can end the experience at any time.  In addition, we strongly recommend that you use the latest version of Zoom. Tasting experience must be completed within 30 days of wine purchase and is available for a limited time.  Thank you and we look forward to hosting you soon!

Wine Family membership discounts and benefits are extended for up to four people total. All experiences are ADA accessible. Prices are not inclusive of tax. Industry benefits available upon request. We are happy to assist with questions and special requests. For parties greater than 10 guests or for special requests, please contact Guest Services at (707)857-1471 or email Please note that for parties over 20 guests, the experience will be hosted as a wine reception. We reserve the right to refuse service to large parties that do not have a reservation. Please inform Guest Services and your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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