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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.
He bought the property in 1975 using proceeds from the first movie in the Godfather trilogy.
His winery produced its first vintage in 1977 with the help of his father, wife and children stomping the grapes barefoot.
Every year, the family has a harvest party to continue the tradition.
After purchasing the property, he produced wine under the Niebaum-Coppola label.
He purchased the former Inglenook Winery chateau in 1995 and renamed the winery Rubicon Estate Winery in 2006.
The company also produces a line of pastas and pasta sauces.
He owns the Turtle Inn in Placencia, Belize.
For 14 years he co-owned the " Rubicon " restaurant in San Francisco along with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.
The restaurant closed in August 2008.
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.
This winery is located on the former Chateau Souverain Winery.
Coppola is also the owner of Francis Ford Coppola Presents, a lifestyle brand under which he markets goods from companies he owns or controls.
It includes films and videos, resorts, cafes, a literary magazine and a winery.
He brought out the San Francisco-based City Magazine in the ' 70s.
He lost 1. 5 million dollars in this venture.
Coppola serves as the " Honorary Consul H. E. Francis Ford Coppola " for the Central American nation of Belize in San Francisco.
He was the jury president at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
He also took part as a special guest at the 46th International Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece.

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