Frances Ford Coppola is best remembered for his work on the Godfather film trilogy, and Apocalypse Now.
However, for many wine enthusiasts and experts, it is his impressive wine collection, which comes from the fabled Inglenook wine cellar in Napa Valley.
Inglenook is regarded as one of the most important vineyards in the Californian region dating back to 1879.
Next Saturday’s auction two bottles of the famous Inglenook 1941 vintage are up on the auction block.
Only a handful of these wines remain in the original Inglenook cellar – making the auction more significant. Those bidding successfully for the Inglenook wines will receive a hand-written note from Francis Ford Coppola, along with the original wooden box.
The 1941 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon has been described as “among the greatest red wines ever made” and could sell for as much as $16,000.
Christie’s auction will take place on Saturday September 24th at the Rockefeller Centre Saleroom.