Annual Judges Dinner

2015 Judges Dinner Hosted by Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola WineryFrancis Ford Coppola Winery is 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.


Francis Ford Coppola Winery

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Hosts of the Annual Judges Dinner

  • 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