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CaptionFrancis Ford Coppola knew he had a special place when he bought the old Niebaum mansion in 1975. But how special? Robert Mondavi who came over from nearby Oakville to pay his respects perhaps framed it best. "You realize you have bought the most beautiful the most important winery property in the Napa Valley?" Coppola recalls Mondavi asking. "You realize what this is?" It didn't take long for Coppola to figure it out. The property once known as Inglenook isn't simply important in Napa Valley history - it's as close as Napa gets to hallowed ground a spot that encompasses nearly the valley's entire wine history. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/27/FDFL1O9IIR.DTL#ixzz1tXHPnU5M
HeadlineBy 1890 Niebaum had "performed a work of incalculable value to the State by demonstrating that California can not only produce wine but can make a wine the equal of any in the world" April 1890 feature on Inglenook SF Examiner
KeywordsSonoma-County
Copyright Noticesfgate.com/ /2012/04/29/ Francis Ford Coppola restoring Inglenook's legacy
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URLhttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/29/FDFL1O9IIR.DTL

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