The entire family will enjoy a relaxing day at the serene Francis Ford Coppola Winery. This is not just another day at a pool, it is an event! With convenient cabines (pronounced “ka–beens”), pool side service, wine tasting, a full service restaurant and a museum complete with Oscars and set pieces from the famous director’s movies, a trip to this winery is sure to be a day to remember for everyone.
Two large swimming pools are connected by a swim through with overhead water jets and are open daily through September. In October they will be open on the weekends from 11 am to 6 pm. Pool toys are not permitted, however the pools are so much fun they will most likely not be missed. Every detail is considered at the winery, right down to the teepee full of fun children’s books.
On weekends kids of all ages have the opportunity to enjoy a smoothie tasting at 12 pm or 1 pm in the pavilion. The thirty minute tasting costs $1. It is a fun, interactive experience with kids guessing the flavors and fruits in the smoothies, similar to what adults may do at a wine tasting. The weather in Geyserville is typically beautiful through the end of October, making this the perfect summer finale for a family.
Use of the facilities can be acquired via a daily pool pass (children under three are free) or with a cabine rental. A cabine is a secure, private changing facility with a shower and is ideal for a family with children. Reservations are highly recommended as pool passes and cabine rentals are limited and sell out regularly. The basic package is $125 and includes the cabine, pool passes, towels, wine tasting for four adults and two souvenir water bottles. Wine club memberships are free and include discounts on everything from food to pool passes as well as admission to special events at the facility. The next family event is the Halloween and Harvest Carnival on October 27th.