Behold, the Pools at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, a water-focused sanctuary of pools, with bocce courts and a full replica of the band shell from Godfather II. Bringing a bit more Hollywood to Alexander Valley, the pool grounds — with the boardwalk-esque patio and long row of cabines — have a theme-park vibe like a movie set of 1950’s Coney Island.
Situated in the center of the park area at the winery, two swimming pools totaling 3,600 square feet are connected by a 'swim-through' where small jets create a water bridge to swim under. Just steps from the pool and sunbathing terrace, 28 European-style personal changing rooms called cabines are available to rent for the day. The cabines (pronounced “ka–beens”) offer a comfortable and secure space for families to change clothes and store personal items when it’s time to take a dip in the pool.
If you’re looking for an offbeat, deep-in-the-heart-of-Sonoma winery experience, this isn’t it. Located literally right off Highway 101 just past Healdsburg in Geyserville, Francis Ford Coppola Winery gets a lot of traffic since it’s right off the highway. Not to mention the appeal of the winery due to Francis Ford Coppola’s acclaim as one of the world’s most well-known film directors. However, nowhere else in Northern California are you going to find a pool at a winery like you will