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2015 Judges Dinner to be Hosted by Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola Winery will host the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Official Judges Dinner at their Geyserville winery. The 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Official Judges Dinner is the major highlight of the competition judges and their spouses/guests during their week of wine judging deliberations.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, reopened in July 2010 following extensive renovations, is one of the latest ventures from Francis Ford Coppola, whose passion for wine, food and adventure is nowhere more evident than in this production – a winery resort located in the heart of Alexander Valley, California. Among the many attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features wine tasting bars, two restaurants, a full bar, a swimming pool, a movie gallery, a performing arts Pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts. Francis puts it best, saying the winery is meant to be “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 has something for everyone and every palate. The Francis Coppola Diamond Collection wines have a stylish personality that is unmatched in the wine category. The 13 distinct wines are widely recognized for their fruit-forward, yet smooth style with balanced flavors that are true to varietal character. They are so beautifully diverse, there is one to fit any setting and every wine-drinking occasion. It is the perfect place to host the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Official Judges Dinner.

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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Official Judges Dinner Winery Hosts:

2014: Wilson Artisan Wineries
Hosts: Ken and Diane Wilson

2013: DeLoach Vineyards
Jean-Charles Boisset, Prioprietor

2012: The Hess Collection
Host: The Hess Collection

2011: Clos du Bois Winery
Host: Clos du Bois Winery

2010: Trione Vineyards and Winery
Host: The Trione Family

2009: Rodney Strong Vineyards
Host: Tom Klein, Proprietor

2008: Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate
Hosts: Robert Carroll, General Manager & Ciara Meaney, Senior Marketing Director

2007: Brown-Forman Wines
Held at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

2006: Peju Winery, Rutherford
Hosts: Tony, Herta, and Lisa Peju

2005: Kendall Jackson Wine Estates, Santa Rosa
Hosts: Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke

2004: Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville
Hosts: Robert and Margrit Mondavi

2003: Gallo of Sonoma, Healdsburg
Host: Gina Gallo

2002: Korbel Champagne Cellars, Geyserville
Host: Chris Wills

2001: Beringer Wine Estates, Asti
Host: Tom Peterson


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