Soon you’ll be able to spend the day at Francis Ford Coppola’s pool for a mere $35, plunging into the waters and soaking in the beauty of California’s wine country.
OK, the pool’s not at his house exactly; it’s at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville. The filmmaker best known for the “Godfather” movies lives in Napa County.
Still, mere mortals can spend a day chilling at the pool, a massive 3,600-square-foot area with 28 cabanas (the operators call them “European-style cabines”). It opens Fridays through Sundays starting April 1, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily May 30 to Sept. 29.
While at the pool, you can also play bocce on one of the winery’s courts or grab a snack at the outdoor pool cafe. The winery itself is a kind of theme park for adults. It has a tasting room, of course, with more than 40 types of wines, a film gallery and two restaurants.
And there’s film memorabilia on the grounds too, including the big neon martini glass from the 1981 film “One From the Heart” (which Coppola directed).
The entrance to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. You can enjoy a day at the pool starting April 1.(Chad Keig)
The Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Calif., features a wine tasting room, of course, as well as a pool, bocce courts, a restaurant and more.(Chad Keig)
The pool area at Francis Ford Coppola Winery is a massive 3,600 square feet.(Chad Keig)
Visitors can come and play on bocce courts at the winery too. The pool opens April 1.(Chad Keig)
Francis Ford Coppola Winery visitors can rent a pool cabana for the day that comes with lounge chairs and towels.(Chad Keig)
There are 28 cabines, European-style pool cabanas that serve as personal changing rooms, you can rent for the day at Francis Ford Coppola Winery.(Chad Keig)
The cafe at the pool at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.(Chad Keig)
Francis Ford Coppola Winery marks its 10th anniversary this year.(Chad Keig)
A WPA-style mural is on the premises too.(Chad Keig)
Wine tastings at Francis Ford Coppola Winery are open daily until 6 p.m. The vineyard makes 40 types of wine.(Chad Keig)
You can dine at the Rustic restaurant at the winery too.(Chad Keig)
The giant neon martini glass from Coppola’s 1981 film “One From the Heart” is one of the movie memorabilia items on display at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.(Chad Keig)
But back to the pool.
Passes start at $35 for adults and $15 for children 3 to 14 years old. Holiday weekends are $40 and $20, respectively. You get a towel, access to showers and locker rooms and space to spread out on the lawn or in chairs on the pool deck.
For a splurge, you can rent a Cabine Package for $170 to $195 for the day. It comes with a pass for four people, chaise lounge chairs reserved on the deck, private shower, and all kinds of Coppola-related goodies such as playing cards and Zoetrope magazine.
Info: Francis Ford Coppola Winery, (707) 857-1471