• New York City-born Sofia Coppola, 39, daughter of iconic movie director Francis Ford Coppola and a very competent filmmaker in her own right, discussed her family’s California winery during an interview with New York magazine’s Grub Street staffers.
Q: Your father owns a vineyard. Do you ever take any interest in that at all?
A: In the vineyard?
Q: Yes, or in the wine-making process. Are you into that at all?
A: Yeah. My brother made a wine, and I don’t know as much about it as I feel like I should, but I’m going there for the holidays, and I love to be involved in it and visit and see what they’re making. I’m learning. …
Q: Does anybody stomp on grapes there?
A: Not anymore, but there’s a bottle somewhere from when we first moved there. I was a little kid and stomped on some grapes, and they bottled it and called it Lafitte Sofia. So there’s a bottle somewhere from 1977 or something. [Laughs.] It’s probably in our cellar somewhere. But we don’t stomp on the grapes anymore. It’s more high tech.
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