Inglenook

The Inglenook legacy began in 1879, when Gustav Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain, wine connoisseur, and entrepreneur, came to Rutherford to build a wine estate that would rival Europe's finest.  When Niebaum's grandnephew, John Daniel Jr. inherited the chateau and vineyards in the 1930's, Inglenook had already earned international acclaim, which was made legendary by the famed 1941 vintage.

Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the property in 1975 and have spent forty years reuniting the original vineyards, returning winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring Inglenook's illustrious heritage with the help of renowned wine consultant Stephane Derenoncour and Manager Director and Winemaker, Philippe Bascaules.  In honor of this estate and its historical significance, we have restored the name Inglenook.

We are proud to share the unique Inglenook Heritage with you, offering daily tours, seated tastings, and specialty experiences to accommodate your needs.  We recommend advanced reservations for all guest experiences and are happy to accommodate private groups both large and small.

Wineries
Atmosphere
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  • Tasting Room Size: Medium
Hours & Activities
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  • Food & Wine Pairing: By Appt
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Wine List
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Facility Info
  • Largest Room 100
  • Banquet Capacity 300

Heritage Tasting
Daily from 11:00am – 4:00pm
$45 per person, plus tax | 60 minutes
Parties limited to 10 guests
Savor the grandeur of Inglenook wines, while enjoying an interactive discourse with one of our wine educators in the splendor of the Pennino Salon. Guests enjoy a seated tasting of Estate wines, including our flagship wine Rubicon, paired with artisan cheese. Advance reservations strongly recommended.

Inglenook Experience
Tour & Tasting Offered Daily
$50 per person, plus tax | 90 minutes
Limited to 10 guests
Appropriate for minors ages 12 & older
25% discount for non-drinkers
Explore the rich Inglenook legacy of winemaking that began in the late 1800s and continues to the present day. Guests are escorted on a tour of the Chateau, vineyards, and Infinity caves, culminating in one of our private caves for a seated tasting paired with a selection of artisan cheeses. Advance reservations strongly recommended.

The Heritage Society brings our legendary Estate wines directly to your doorstep. Select from the following two membership options and become a part of Inglenook history with each passing vintage.

Excelsior Membership
Excelsior members receive automatic allocations of one case (12 bottles) of Cask Cabernet Sauvignon in May and one case (12 bottles) of Rubicon, our flagship Bordeaux-blend, in September. Approximately $2,500 per year plus tax and shipping.

Benefits
- 25% discount on wine and merchandise at the Estate, online, and in club shipments*
- 30% discount on reorder of select shipment wines, not including Rubicon, within 30 days of receipt*
- Complimentary seated member tastings and one complimentary Inglenook Experience tour and tasting per calendar year for up to six people (Private Experience required for groups of more than 10)**
- Discounts on select tour experiences and private events**
- Four complimentary Inglenook Experience tour and tasting passes per calendar year to give to your friends and family
- Host one private tasting in your own home per calendar year guided by an Estate host to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date and located within a two hour drive
- Invitations to exclusive private events at the Estate and nationwide
- Exclusive access to Rubicon futures, library wines and member-only selections
- 15% off lodging and 20% off food & wine year round at The Family Coppola Resorts: Turtle Inn & Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, La Lancha in Guetamala and Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy.

Rubicon Membership
Rubicon members receive five shipments containing allocations of two to four bottles, featuring library selections in January, RC Reserve Syrah in March, Cask Cabernet Sauvignon and Edizione Pennino Zinfandel in May, our flagship Rubicon in September, and Cask Cabernet Sauvignon and Edizione Pennino in November. Members may opt to suspend up to two shipments per calendar year. Approximately $600-1,000 per year plus tax and shipping.

Benefits
- 25% discount on wine and merchandise at the Estate, online, and in club shipments*
- 30% discount on reorder of select shipment wines, not including Rubicon, within 30 days of receipt*
- Six complimentary seated member tastings for up to six people, including one complimentary Inglenook Experience tour and tasting per calendar year for up to six people each (Private Experience required for groups of more than 10)**
- Discounts on select tour experiences and private events**
- Invitations to exclusive private events at the Estate and nationwide
- 15% off lodging and 20% off food & wine year round at The Family Coppola Resorts: Turtle Inn & Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, La Lancha in Guetamala and Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy.

Boutique
Open Daily 11:00am – 5:00pm
The importance of heritage at Inglenook is on display in our boutique with a beautiful selection of vintage collectibles and luxury gifts. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, like all great curators, are passionate about items that tell a story, and as a result much of the merchandise we offer was discovered during their own personal travels. During your visit, we invite you to peruse our marketplace of one-of-a-kind antique wine accessories and handmade Italian products, as well a wide selection of fine apparel and elegantly crafted pieces for entertaining and perhaps a bit of storytelling of your own.