A Sense of Place: An Intimate Portrait of the Niebaum-Coppola Winery and the Napa Valley

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  • In A Sense of Place , renouned wine expert Steven Kolpan tells the stry of how Francis Ford Coppola brought California's most distinguished and historical vineyard back to life. Gustave Niebaum's Inglenook Estate, started in 1879, was one of California's first established vineyards and the birthplace of its premium wine industry. Generations after Niebaum's death, the vineyard was sold to Heublein (the distributor of Smirnoff Vodka, among others) who broke up the land and changed the brand from a premium, connoisseur wine to a mass-market jug wine. In 1975, Coppola bought the Niebaum residence and the surrounding estate. Along with the original estate reputation, he also brought back some of its original workers, including Rafael Rodriguez, who, in his late seventies, now serves as the vineyard manager and historian. Coppola overcame naysayer, red tape, and financial turmoil to reestablish the winery as a defender of quality, producing wine under four different labels, including the revered wined Rubicon and Cask Cabernet. In 1995, Coppola purchased the Inglenook Chateau and its adjacent vineyard, fulfilling his dream of reuniting the original Napa Valley Estate. Kolpan's luscious, flavorful narrative is worth enjoying now and keeping for later.
  • Author:
    Steven Kolpan
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.2279419
    EAN:
    9780415920049
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0415920043
    Label:
    Routledge
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $29.95
    Manufacturer:
    Routledge
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    325
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    1999-10
    Publisher:
    Routledge
    Studio:
    Routledge
    Title:
    A Sense of Place: An Intimate Portrait of the Niebaum-Coppola Winery and the Napa Valley

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