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- 98%Family Travelers
- 84%Luxury Travelers
- 82%History Buffs
- 82%Local Culture
- 67%Business Travelers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (12)
- Rubicon EstateNov 03, 2013
Beautiful estate and winery now called Inglenook Estate as of 2013, located in the heart of Napa Valley on HWY 29.
Remember the movie 'Interview with the Vampire'? It was filmed here by Francis Ford Coppola, the famous water fountain at sunset is breathtaking view. The movie memorabilia room upstairs from the tasting room is a must visit for movie geeks.
The wine here is good, especially the Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and the red blend. Service is always good here, although it gets crowed on the weekend, so plan according.
We love to come here on the weekday or Sunday afternoon when it's more quiet, you get the whole garden by the water fountain for yourself, beautiful vineyard, so peaceful.
A must visit winery when you visit Napa Valley.
- Rubicon EstateMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
This was formerly the Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery. We decided to opt out on the tasting and instead got our wine by the glass and looked around. I had the Sofia Riesling, which was named for Francis Ford Coppola's daughter. Loved it! We checked out the museum, which unfortunately had the props from Coppola's movies removed so that it didn't take away from the winery ambiance. My favorite part was walking past the different rooms of aged wines on the way to the wine bar. Definitely a must see.
- Rubicon EstateMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 20, 2013
Rubicon is one of the most storied wineries in Napa valley, and I would include on the must visit list. The winery is housed in a huge stone chateau that is one of the oldest in Napa. There is a tour that takes you around the ground to learn of the wineries great beginnings, near death, then resurrection by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. The chateau also houses Mr Coppola's collection of old movie cameras, some props, and even one of his oscars. The wines are very pricey ($50+ per bottle) as is the tasting ($25-50 per person), but the grounds are amazing and an excellent guided tour is included for free with your tasting. If you were only to do one tour to really learn about the valley and the history, this is the one I would choose.
- Rubicon EstateMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
Beautiful Grounds: check! Refreshing fountains: check! Delicious wines: check! Convenient location: check! Touristy: sure. Rubicon is a popular tasting destination also because of its famous "lineage" but they hold their own on their wines.
- Rubicon EstateMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 04, 2012
Rubicon Estate is a strange place - in general it feels pretty dark and kind of eerie - like a castle with lots of hidden rooms. The wine is not my favorite, but it's not bad. It's got a lot of fun displays of old movie memorabilia that will keep you entertained even if you aren't a big wine drinker. There is a beautiful room on the 2nd floor that looks like it would be a great place for a private event as well.
- Rubicon EstateMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Jul 04, 2012
huge winery estate in a beautiful setting! A big fountain in front of the impressive winery building overlooking the Napa Valley. They offer a small complimentary walking tour with a wine tasting which we enjoyed. The wine tasting room was the nicest we have been too.
- Rubicon EstateJul 04, 2012
Great winery. Francis Ford Coppola bought the old Inglenook chateau, and resurrected a great winery. At first it was called Niebaum-Coppola, then the name changed to Rubicon Estate. He just bought rights to the Inglenook name, so the name of the winery may or may not change again.
This place used to house a small museum of FFC's stuff from his movie career, including his Oscars, some costumes from his films, and the Tucker car, but that stuff has been moved to his winery in Sonoma county. So what you have here is a lovely estate with an impressive fountain and reflective pool, and some very good wine (better than at his Sonoma winery).
Best wines? Cask Cabernet, Pennino zinfandel, Estate Merlot, Estate Cabernet Franc, Blancenaux. And, of course, Rubicon.
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Aliases: Inglenook , Neibaum-Coppola