Founded in 1879 by Gustave Niebaum as Napa’s first estate winery, Inglenook boasts an illustrious heritage, a renowned legacy of innovation and an outstanding portfolio of award-winning wines that have defined and established Napa as a world-class wine region. From Gustave Niebaum to John Daniel, Jr. to Francis Ford Coppola, Inglenook’s three principal stewards have shared a strong sense of vision and an unwavering passion to create a wine estate that hearkens back to the European tradition, producing original, distinctly Napa wines that rival the best in Europe. Inglenook remains the largest contiguous estate on the famed Rutherford Bench, Napa Valley’s finest area for producing spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon.
Francis Ford Coppola took on the task of reuniting Inglenook with its prestigious past when he purchased the Niebaum mansion and adjoining 1700 acres in 1975. Today, the Coppola family honors Inglenook’s rich heritage by building on its legacy of innovation and forward thinking. In fact, Inglenook’s flagship Rubicon was recently honored by the New York Times as one of the Top 10 wines of the year in 2016. Inglenook’s director of winemaking, Philippe Bascaules and associate winemaker Chris Phelps share the vision created by Gustave Niebaum, John Daniel, Jr., and Francis Ford Coppola to produce world-class wines that stand up to the best wines in Europe.
Guests will enjoy wines crafted by Bascaules, who has had a world-renowned career with Chateau Margaux. Chris Phelps will guide guests through the wines served at the spectacular event aboard the Wine Train.