The official Oscars after party, the Governors Ball, is about to get a taste of Sonoma.
Following the awards ceremony on March 4, celebrities will be toasting their wins (or drinking away their losses) with wines from acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s Sonoma County wine brand. Coppola has won six Oscars himself, some of which are on display at his Geyserville winery.
“The Academy Awards is a ceremony that honors daring, fearless, innovative storytelling, and in that tradition, we have developed two exquisite Director’s Cut wines that reflect innovative excellence,” says the winery’s CEO, Corey Beck.
The first wine is the Oscars 90th Edition 2016 Chardonnay, which is a single-vineyard chardonnay from Gail Ann’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard is located at Dutton Ranch, a property known for producing world-class pinot noir and chardonnay.
The second wine is the Oscars 90th Edition Cabernet Sauvignon, made from grapes grown just steps from the winery itself, in Alexander Valley.
They’ll also be serving other Francis Ford Coppola Winery vino at the Oscars party, including Director’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc, Director’s Cut Chardonnay, Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir and Archimedes, a red blend.
According to the winery, they’ll serve 2,400 bottles of wine and over 14,000 glasses. That’s a lot of tipsy celebrities.
While we humble masses won’t be able to acquire the two limited edition Director’s Cut wines, the winery has produced a single vineyard malbec, 2014 Final Cut, with a cool interactive label.