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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Purchases Geyser Peak Winery's Production Facilities (Press Release)


Date: 03/19/13

Expansion to Provide Additional Wine Production Space, Vineyard Acreage

GEYSERVILLE, CA (March 18, 2013) – Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Director of Winemaking Corey Beck announced today that the company has purchased the historic Geyser Peak Winery facility in order to expand its wine production capabilities. The acquisition of the production facility along with thirty-two acres of planted vineyards surrounding the buildings will enable Francis Ford Coppola Winery to continue to grow and evolve as one of Sonoma County’s premier wine producers.

“With premium production space in high demand, especially in northern Sonoma County, we are thrilled to find a facility just four miles north of Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville,” said Corey Beck. “This exciting expansion will ensure that we have the accommodations to support our network of valued grapegrowers from Sonoma County, as well as the North Coast, and that they have a home to showcase their fruit.”

The Geyser Peak wine label and brand will remain under the ownership of Accolade Wines North America, Inc. who will continue to occupy the tasting room and produce wines at the property.

“Geyser Peak has been leasing the winemaking facilities and tasting room space for many years and so operations will continue as usual under the new ownership by Francis Ford Coppola Winery,” said Tim Matz, Managing Director of Accolade Wines North America. “Having pleasantly arrived at this arrangement after months of discussion, we look forward to working together.”

About Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Francis puts it best, saying the winery is “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life.” Francis Ford Coppola Winery is located at 300 Via Archimedes in Geyserville, California, accessed from US HWY 101 and the INDEPENDENCE LANE exit. Among the many unique attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features wine tasting, two restaurants, a swimming pool, a movie gallery, a performing arts Pavilion, and a park area with game tables and bocce courts. Francis Ford Coppola Winery opens at 11 a.m. daily. For more information, call (707) 857-1400, toll free (877) 590-3329 or visit www.FrancisCoppolaWinery.com.

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