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Coppola, with his family, expanded his business ventures to include winemaking in California's Napa Valley, where he purchased the former home and adjoining vineyard of Gustave Niebaum in Rutherford, California.
His winery produced its first vintage in 1977 with the help of his father, wife and children stomping the grapes barefoot.
He purchased the former Inglenook Winery chateau in 1995 and renamed the winery Rubicon Estate Winery in 2006.
For 14 years he co-owned the " Rubicon " restaurant in San Francisco along with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.
Coppola also owns Francis Ford Coppola Winery near Geyserville, California where he has opened a family-friendly facility with swimming pools, bocce courts and a restaurant.
The winery displays several of Coppola's Oscars along with memorabilia from his movies including a desk from The Godfather and a restored 1948 Tucker Sedan.
Coppola is also the owner of Francis Ford Coppola Presents, a lifestyle brand under which he markets goods from companies he owns or controls.
Coppola serves as the " Honorary Consul H. E. Francis Ford Coppola " for the Central American nation of Belize in San Francisco.
He also took part as a special guest at the 46th International Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece.