Geyserville, CA, USA
Oscar Winning WineJust outside of Santa Rosa, California in a town called Geyserville, 6 time Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola makes a little wine. With an estate including a vineyard, villa, large pool, restaurant, 2 bars, and a few movie memorable rooms (including 5 of those 6 Oscars on display), it can at times feel more amusement park than rustic Italian winery, but it does have it charms. The restaurant, for example, does serve pretty close to authentic Italian dishes including a pizza cook tending his fire in the wood burning stove, half entertainment half serious chef. Wine recommendation: If you like reds, like me, I highly recommend the Director's Cut Pinot Noir. Medium bodied. Delicious with pasta. You'll wonder how the bottle went so fast.