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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Mar 7, 2019

Wine Road Episode 75 - Francis Ford Coppola - MUCH more than just a winery!

Beth & Marcy welcome TWO special guests for this podcast - Lillian Nickelson & Tim Bodell from Francis Ford Coppola Winery. After opening a bottle of Francis Coppola 2016 Reserve Syrah, the four share their love of Coppola’s amazing amenities including the Pool & Cabines, A Tavola nights at Rustic, and many more!


Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County with news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.


Special Guests from Francis Ford Coppola Winery:

Lillian Nickelson, Senior Manager, DTC and Hospitality

Tim Bodell, Culinary Director 



Show Notes

0:43 Wine of the Day: Francis Ford Coppola 2014 Reserve Syrah

1:08 Coppola Labels!

1:50 Gould Family Vineyard

3:00 Coppola’s Wine Club

5:05 What would Tim pair with the Wine of the Day??

           -Don’t forget about resource!

5:45 Coppola’s on-site culinary garden

6:45 Mushroom Foraging

8:50 Wine Road’s Recipe Data base

9:34 How do you come up with new recipes, Tim?

10:40 The Menu at Rustic

11:33 A Tavola

13:49 Picking Tim’s Culinary brain about some of his favorite food spots

16:06 Coppola’s Day Resort

20:18 Toast The Future

22:15 Item of the Day: The Wine Hook

24:50 Mario’s Corner – Legal/Compliance Issues

27:08 Tim & Lillian, What are your favorite places in Sonoma County



Wine of the Day: Francis Coppola 2014 Reserve Syrah, Gould Family Vineyard

Item of the Day: The Wine Hook

Toast the Future Tickets 

Coppola Pool & Cabines

Wine Road Recipes

Coppola Wine Club

A Tavola at Rustic

Single Thread Farms

Le Bernardin



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