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The Family Coppola Unveils Domaine de Broglie
by L.M. Archer
Dundee, OR. – If Proust were a winemaker, he may have just met his match. Today, The Family Coppola unveils Domaine de Broglie, Francis Ford Coppola’s latest vineyard and winery acquisition set in Oregon’s fabled Dundee Hills.
Formerly known as Vista Hills Winery, Domaine de Broglie – A Francis Coppola Wine pays homage to the spirit of curiosity, discovery, and exploration endemic in art and science, and their intersection through wine.
“What makes this brand a little bit different,” says Corey Beck, CEO of The Family Coppola, “is I think this is one of the brands that brings Francis back to his childhood, and very fond memories of his childhood.”
Inspired by the French nobleman, Nobel-Prize winning physicist Louis de Broglie, Domaine de Broglie celebrates Coppola’s fond ‘remembrance of things past’ centered around the winery owner’s boyhood love of science, as well as his contribution to the arts. The reimagined tasting room exudes a casual, upscale vibe, replete with cozy fireplace and sweeping views of the Willamette Valley. Carefully curated artifacts honor Louis de Broglie and his equally accomplished brother Maurice de Broglie, also an award-winning physicist. Movie memorabilia looms large throughout the new venue, including an iconic Citroën from “Is Paris Burning?” a French-American film Francis Ford Coppola co-wrote with author Gore Vidal based upon the 1944 Paris Liberation.
Recognizing Oregon’s emphasis upon clone and site, Domaine de Broglie estate wines showcase this, such as a spicy 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Block C – Clone 777, a plush 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Block G – Pommard Clone, as well as a savory 2017 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills cuvée.“With the name of the winery, and going back to the science of it,” says Beck, “putting those two together, I thought was a nice conduit.” READ MORE HERE.
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