It’s red carpet time along the Wine Road!

Premiere Showing

On September 16, 2016, the Wine Road will premiere its documentary entitled, “The Road to Ruby.” This historic film, directed and produced by filmmaker John Beck, will have three showings at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, located just minutes north of Healdsburg in the gorgeous Alexander Valley. How fitting to premiere this film at a famous movie director’s winery.

Entrance to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery where the Wine Road's "The Road to Ruby" will premiere on September 16, 2016.

Entrance to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery where the Wine Road’s “The Road to Ruby” will premiere on September 16, 2016.

This 30-minute documentary was developed in conjunction with the Wine Road’s 40th Anniversary, and commemorates the people, wineries, vineyards, and history of the Wine Road.

Road to Ruby Sneak Peak

Click here for a short clip of “The Road to Ruby.”

The Road to Ruby narrator, Jim Barausky, is a local grapegrower and long time resident along the Wine Road.

The Road to Ruby narrator, Jim Barausky, is a local grapegrower and long-time resident along the Wine Road.

Meet the Founding Members

You can be one of the few people to attend this once in a lifetime premiere movie event. Walk the staircase to the beautifully appointed Coppola Winery, pass through the pool area and step until the red carpet as you reach the West Tower. There you’ll be greeted by five of the founding member wineries—Foppiano, Geyser PeakPedroncelliSimi, and  Trentadue—who will pour their wines for you.

Red Carpet Details

There are three showings, each limited to only 40 guests, so sure hope you can make one of them. Here are the details:

All three showings are at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery on Friday, September 16th.

1st showing — 5:00 pm

  • Enjoy a short wine tasting with the five founding Wine Road members, along with a passed appetizer from Rustic (the onsite restaurant at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery)
  • Film begins at 5:30 in the Coppola Winery West Tower
  • A 10-minute Q&A with Filmmaker John Beck follows the showing
  • Tickets are $15 per person (plus tax and service charge)

2nd showing — 6:15 pm

  • Enjoy a short wine tasting with the five founding Wine Road members, along with a passed appetizer from Rustic
  • Film begins at 6:45 in the Coppola Winery West Tower
  • A 10-minute Q&A with Filmmaker John Beck follows the showing
  • Tickets are $15 per person (plus tax and service charge)

3rd and final showing — 7:45 pm

  • Enjoy a glass of wine as you stroll on the red carpet and find a seat for the show
  • Film begins at 8:00 in the Coppola Winery West Tower
  • As the film concludes at 8:30, you will make your way to the gazebo to enjoy a family style dinner prepared by Rustic and sip some more delicious wine
  • The 5 Founding Members, Filmmaker John Beck, grape grower and film narrator Jim Barausky, and several Wine Road Board Members will be seated with guest as part of this small, intimate dinner under the stars
  • Tickets are $75 per person (plus tax and service charge)
From the grand staircase to the pool area to dining al fresco overlooking the gorgeous Alexander Valley with five Founding Wine Road members and filmmaker John Beck, "The Road to Ruby" premiere is a not to be missed event.

From the grand staircase to the pool area to dining al fresco overlooking the gorgeous Alexander Valley with five Founding Wine Road Members and filmmaker John Beck, “The Road to Ruby” premiere is a not-to-be-missed event.

Remember, only 40 tickets are available for each showing, so don’t delay in getting your tickets for the Wine Road’s 40th Anniversary movie premiere, and enjoy your evening with A Road to Ruby.

I hear guests will also leave with a Wine Road goodie bag as a thank you for supporting their film.

Get your tickets today, and we’ll be seeing you on the red carpet.

Happy Sipping!

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Posted by Rebecca Germolus

Rebecca Germolus, co-owner of Maximum Value Marketing, loves Sonoma County and playing along the Wine Road. Rebecca daily immerses herself in wine country by providing cost-effective marketing and writing solutions to wineries and restaurants.

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