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Film­maker Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola’s team pro­duces five es­tate wines, in­clud­ing the renowned Ru­bi­con, on this 19th- cen­tury es­tate. The wines are made from 235 acres of cer­ti­fied or­gan­i­cally grown grapes. The grounds in­clude two tast­ing sa­lons, a wine bar where guests can en­joy wines by the glass and a mu­seum featuring an­tique zoetropes and ar­ti­facts from the es­tate’s founder, Gus­tave Niebaum. Chil­dren can float small wooden boats in a court­yard re­flect­ing pool free of charge. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended for tast­ings and tours. 1991 St. He­lena Hwy., Ruther­ford, 707.968.1100. Map 3, C4


For­merly owned by the Michael Mon­davi Fam­ily, this 20-acre prop­erty in the cov­eted Carneros re­gion was pur­chased by Amer­i­can busi­ness­man Kieu Hoang in 2014. The newly ren­o­vated win­ery makes Caber­net Sauvi­gnons, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Red Blends and Rose in vi­brant pack­aged shaped bot­tles. 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa, 707.253.1615. Map 4, D7


Lo­cated among the rolling hills of Carneros with breath­tak­ing views of the San Pablo Bay, this sec­ond- gen­er­a­tion, fam­ily- owned and op­er­ated win­ery spe­cial­izes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Liana Es­tates also of­fers brunch and yoga over­look­ing the San Pablo Bay, gourmet pic­nics in the vine­yards, culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ences and more. 2750 Las Ami­gas Rd., Napa, 707.302.1160. Map 3, D8


Cel­e­brat­ing 30 years in the Napa Val­ley, this win­ery is a gar­den oasis along High­way 29 in the famed Ruther­ford ap­pel­la­tion. Known for its leg­endary Caber­net Sauvi­gnon, it pro­duces many award-win­ning va­ri­etals,

in­clud­ing Mer­lot, Caber­net Franc, Syrah, Zin­fan­del, Chardonnay, Sauvi­gnon Blanc and Fifty/Fifty, a Bordeaux blend. Guests can make an ap­point­ment for a pri­vate wine tast­ing 50 feet up in the French Provin­cial tast­ing room tower. Tast­ings open to the pub­lic. 8466 St. He­lena Hwy., Ruther­ford, 707.963.3600. Map 3, C4

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