New Francis Ford Coppola vineyard experience and brand honors science, history, discovery and premium wines at newly acquired Dundee Hills property
DAYTON, Oregon (March 5, 2019) – Today, The Family Coppola, a global lifestyle brand that represents specialties in wine, spirits, food, resorts, film and adventure, reveals Domaine de Broglie (“Domaine-de-Broy”), the name of Francis Ford Coppola’s newest vineyard in famed Willamette Valley. Where Oregon Pinot Noir first gained its world-class reputation, the region’s newest wine brand is inspired by Louis de Broglie who honored his noble family, served his country, and dedicated his life to physics and science research, receiving the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physics. Domaine de Broglie—A Francis Coppola Wine joins The Family Coppola portfolio of wine and spirits dedicated to curiosity and legendary scholars with a thirst for knowledge. This new collection of Burgundian varietal wines connects with The Family Coppola brands that also pay tribute to science including Archimedes wine from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and Ada Lovelace Gin and Agnesi 1799 Brandy from the Great Women Spirits portfolio.
“Our excitement continues to grow as we spend more time within the respected Dundee Hills region,” says Corey Beck, The Family Coppola CEO and Winemaking Chief. “The Family Coppola is committed to the community long-term and we’ll continue to prove our dedication through meaningful connections, philanthropy and high-quality winemaking.”
Domaine de Broglie—A Francis Coppola Wine first releases three estate vineyard clonal designated Pinot Noirs. These quality wines from the 2017 vintage help tell the story of celebrated Oregon Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA.) The Domaine de Broglie—A Francis Coppola Wine portfolio highlights specific names given to key areas on property. 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Block C–Clone 777 is known for producing low-yielding, compact clusters that lead to rich, dark fruit flavors and notes of spicy leather on the velvety finish. One of the first Pinot Noir clones planted in Willamette Valley, the 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Block G–Pommard Clone provides rich structure with notes of raspberry and black currant. There is a vibrancy and freshness to the 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Block B–Clone 114 boasting garnet color and aromas of cranberry, pomegranate and cherry. Additionally, the 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills wine is a blend of multiple vineyard blocks and leads with notes of cherry and cedar and is followed by hints of plum and raspberry on the long, savory finish.
The new Domaine de Broglie tasting room offers gorgeous exterior views over Willamette Valley, with an enhanced interior reflecting a classical elegance of the Noble family de Broglie, as interpreted by Francis Ford Coppola. New art, ambient design and a fireplace evoke a welcoming atmosphere that invites guests to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere for wine tasting, exploration and discovery.
Francis Ford Coppola continues to be driven by curiosity and a passion for learning. Embracing a childhood nickname “Science,” he has always revered technology and engineering. A special section tucked away within the Domaine de Broglie tasting room is a curated collection of artifacts honoring the Maison de Broglie. It showcases items related to Louis de Broglie and his work, and several members of his family known for their contributions to physics as Louis’s brother, Maurice de Broglie, specialized in X-ray research also as a physicist.
A downstairs event room continues the history, wonder and awe of classic France. Themed with memorabilia from the 1966 French-American film Is Paris Burning? which Francis Ford Coppola co-wrote with Gore Vidal based on a non-fiction book exposing the story of the 1944 Paris liberation. The extraordinary cast included Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles, Leslie Caron, and Glenn Ford, and the important Citroën automobile movie prop will be a centerpiece on display.
“As guests get to know us, the Domaine de Broglie legacy, and the complete property experience, they’ll see good storytelling is authentic to The Family Coppola, but even more important is our commitment to quality winemaking,” says Dave Petterson, Domaine de Broglie General Manager and Winemaker. “We attribute the seamless transition to our dedicated teams and the substantial support from the community.”
The Family Coppola acquisition of the beautiful vineyard property was first announced in late 2018. Domaine de Broglie—A Francis Coppola Wine is available in its new tasting room and online at DomainedeBroglie.com. Archimedes wine, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s flagship Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will also be available in the Domaine de Broglie—A Francis Coppola Wine tasting room, linked by a common theme and high-end winemaking. Domaine de Broglie’s wine club L’Académie (The Academy) is available nationwide and includes several offerings for fans to enjoy wines made from the vineyard property. Le Lauréat (The Laureate) is a 12-bottle club, L’Enseignement (The Academic) is a six-bottle club and L’Étudiante (The Student) is a four-bottle club. Join the growing community and conversation online through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.