A scene from "American Graffiti." (Photo courtesy Everett Collection)

Big Directors Who Filmed in Small Sonoma Towns

Wine Country’s quaint hamlets and seaside towns have attracted Hollywood hot shots including Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.  Visitors to Sonoma might think they’ve seen it all before, and they probably have: in films featuring its quaint towns, dramatic coastline, ancient redwood stands, rolling hills and valleys. Hitchcock, Lucas and Coppola were […]

Rustic at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

A personal project inspired by family recipes and his travels around the world, Francis Ford Coppola's finally-completed winery restaurant, Rustic, has been well worth the wait.