Bring On the Swim-Up Wine Bar
Ok…so Francis Ford Coppola got shot down on his desire to erect two lovely lighted pyramids on his Rosso & Bianco Winery (formerly Chateau Souverain) in Sonoma County. (Personally, I think the demise of this particular aesthetic element of his new Sonoma winery is a shame…Who doesn’t like a lighted pyramid?) However, it’s not as though the director of the greatest American movie ever made, winery owner, restaurateur and father of the woman that ruined Godfather III doesn’t retain big plans for this new facility north of Healdsburg. Behold the plans:
-Coppola’s Rosso & Bianco Winery on four parcels covering 76 acres
-It include a 900-foot bandshell and stage that would host live
music, theater and other events
-It will have a 2,000-square-foot dance floor for
-It will provide a 257-square-foot refreshment bar
-There will be a split-level swimming
pool with a capacity of 175 people and 33 cabanas
-The Project includes a 1,430-square-foot outdoor restaurant with 44 seats near the pool
-Allowed are 18 special outdoor events a year, one of which would be for up to 3,000 guests.
I’m sort of hoping that this pool project at the winery will include a swim-up wine bar. One of my favorite past times on Mexican vacations is taking a slow swim up to the bar, saddling up on a submerged stool, requesting a couple shots of tequilla with a nice beer chaser, slowly waddle back through the water to my cabana by the pool, all in preparation for my next visit to the swim up bar about an hour later.
To think that I could do this all in Sonoma County gets me kind of thirsty!
Bring it on, Francis!