During a trip this past month I took some family members to the famed Niebaum-Coppola Winery.
Although its now just Niebaum Vineyards, (with 3000+ visitors a day Francis Ford Coppola finally just wanted to seperate the vineyard from his own fame as a filmaker, and thus he has returned the vineyard back to its original historical disposition and name RUBICON ESTATES). In addition he finally reunited all the estate parcels that were sold off over the years, the land surrounding the estate, and now it comprises the original land.
I recommend taking the tour and tasting. Although there are no more of Coppola's movie memorabilia and Oscar statues there, there is some lovely stained glass. The main staircase, a masterpiece of fine carpentry utilizing no nails whatsoever, is overlooked by a fine window that incorporates the view of a vineyard with the icons of a sailing ship (symbolizing Gustav Niebaum, the founder who was a sea captian) and Drama masks (symbolizing Francis Ford Coppola, a film director) Its an opalescent window with delicate
In addition, there is a completely restored 'Tasting Room', Capt. Niebaums original room made to look like a Sea Captains ship quarters, complete with beautiful carved woodwork and stained glass windows from Germany or the Netherlands incorporating figure roundels.
Coppola stated that his desire in ressurecting the estate was to create a special place where good friends could meet, eat great food, drink the best wine, and explore their creativity in a beautiful place. Its a small detail, but I cant imagine such a place existing without some good glasswork in it, such as these little jewels, and fortunately they do.