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Inglenook, Rutherford

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Winery / Vineyard
Inglenook was founded in 1879 by Gustave Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain who used his enormous wealth to import the best European grapevines to Napa. Over the next several decades under the guidance of the legendary John Daniel, Inglenook built a reputation as the source of some of the finest wines ever made. By 1975, however, when Francis and Eleanor Coppola first purchased part of the famed property, the Inglenook Estate had long since been broken up and its name sold off. The Coppolas spent the next twenty years reuniting the vineyards and restoring winemaking to the historic Inglenook Chateau. Today, in addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon that dominates the Estate, the Inglenook acreage is also planted with Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, and six acres of white Rhone varietals that produce the estate's flagship white, Blancaneaux. Inglenook is now completely restored to original dimensions and is once again America's great wine estate.
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TripAdvisor
  • Amazing place, stunning building and great wines. The tastings were very informative. A very special place that is worth a visit. The staff really bought the wines and the place to life with stories a...  more »
  • Came here with my mom and sisters this week while on a visit to the Valley. From the time we entered to the time we left, it was magical! Dominique who started our tasting was amazing and shared so mu...  more »
  • Amazing wines & Beautiful property. Best part of it is the staff - Dominique at the boutique is amazing, so friendly and helpful - especially being in the industry as well, she helped us make our visi...  more »
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  • This is where you go to avoid the crowds. Neat place. Looks like a building but it's really a front for tunnels built deep into the hillside. No tastings here, just wine by the glass and coffee in a small cafe. Partly museum too with a lot of interesting old stuff on display.
  • If you like great wine and are looking for a great experience do not go here. It is a total Tourist trap. The only decent wine is over $200.00. We are all veteran oenophiles. I promise, you will be disappointed if you are truly serious about wine.
  • Fantastic wine, very friendly staff, best grounds in Napa. Tons of history, must go!
  • Beautiful out door area with a nice fountain. Amazing old building with gallery. Wine was decent but the views are great.
  • My husband and I have been members of this winery for the past 12 years and there are not enough stars to tell you how fabulous this place is! The wine is AMAZING and have had nothing but top notch service from ALL the employees of the winery. I highly suggest you come try the Inglenook Winery, and after you fall in love with this place like we did, consider becoming members. :-)