Wine and Baseball – Hanging Out with the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Team at the Oakland A’s

Photo credit: V. Sheree Williams

Earlier this month I had a chance to hang out with the Francis Ford Coppola Winery team for a day of food, wine and baseball.  Although I am not much of a baseball fan, it has always been the food and company that tend to get me out to a ball game. As some of my favorite wines, I couldn’t pass this opportunity up.

Adorned in co-branded baseball paraphernalia, the private suite was fit for a special occasion such as this with offerings that included two of my favorites, the Diamond Collection and Sofia. Wings, mac and cheese, sliders, salads, fruits and a dessert bar to die for, I couldn’t help but mumble to myself, “Now this is how you watch a game.”

Photo credit: V. Sheree Williams

But there was another reason why the team came all the way down from Geyserville.  It was also to celebrate the winery’s partnership with the Oakland A’s and the launch of the Batter’s Box that gives those who are fans of both more to love.  Now through September, fans can subscribe to have the box sent directly to their home.  Inside the debut box is a wine and baseball lover’s dream that includes:

  • Two 4-packs of Diamond Collection canned wines
  • A pair of Diamond Collection Koozies
  • Special offers from Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope
  • A curated booklet featuring exclusive content from the A’s, Francis Ford Coppola Winery and other partners as well as recipes, trivia and more.
  • Surprise merchandise and a chance to win tickets to an upcoming A’s game.
Photo credit: V. Sheree Williams

Each month discover new items as well as exclusive interview and behind-the-scenes looks with the A’s. The recipe and wine pairings that arrive each month are worth collecting.  Learn how to make white wine spritzer with the Diamond chardonnay, the Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with collard green coleslaw that is paired with the Diamond Collection pinot noir or fast ginger meatballs that are tangy enough for the Diamond Collection pinot grigio.

The subscription is only $49 per month + $10 for shipping.  For more information and to begin your subscription, visit

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