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Corey Beck promoted to CEO at The Family Coppola

GEYSERVILLE, CA – The Family Coppola recently named President and Director of Winemaking Corey Beck  CEO. Beck has been in the wine industry for more than 20 years, beginning his career in viticulture at Napa Valley’s renowned Chateau Montelena. He joined The Family Coppola in 1998 where he rose from assistant winemaker to winemaker to ultimately, president and director of winemaking. A respected member of the Sonoma County community, Beck is a past president of the Sonoma County Vintners and is regularly involved in a variety of wine industry symposiums and advisory councils. In November 2016, Wine Business Monthly named Beck one of the “Top 50 Leaders,” one of the most sought-after wine industry recognitions.

“Corey has been an integral part of this company since joining nearly 20 years ago,” says Francis Ford Coppola. “His passion for winemaking and dedication to the staff are unmatched and I’m proud to appoint him as CEO.”

In this new expanded role, Beck will oversee Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Virginia Dare Winery in Geyserville and the newly launched Great Women Spirits. Café Zoetrope in San Francisco will also fall under Beck’s responsibilities.

Wine of the Week – 2012 Sofia Chardonnay

The 2012 Sofia Chardonnay from Francis Ford Coppola Winery comes from a tradition that began with sparkling Blanc de Blancs, a gift from Francis Ford Coppola to his daughter Sofia. The latest release comes with a peach-colored label and was celebrated at a Mother’s Day event complete with indoor and outdoor peach balloon installations, samples and hand-made French, peach-colored macaroons.
Sofia blends 75 percent Chardonnay and 25 percent Pinot Blanc, well balanced, bright and crisp. Fruit flavors include green apples, white peaches, pairs, spices and a touch of citrus. The wine was vinifed in stainless seel to preserve the fruit’s flavors, while the remainder fermented in used French oak barrels. Sofia has a suggested retail price of $19. From the design of the label to the style of the wine, Sofia Coppola played a part in the fine tuning of the blend, Winemaker Corey Beck points out.