“Virginia Dare Winery highlights the genesis of American winemaking, so it makes sense that our new restaurant would celebrate our country’s indigenous foods. With Werowocomoco, my goal is to present a menu inspired by the culinary traditions of the earliest inhabitants of North America.”
-Francis Ford Coppola
Often called the original “capital” city of Virginia, Werowocomoco, meaning “place of leadership,” was the center of the Powhatan Confederacy in the early 17th century under the paramount chief Powhatan, an Algonquian political and spiritual leader. Powhatan oversaw several tribes, including the Pamunkey in the areas of what is now present-day Richmond. Today, the highly respected Pamunkey Indian Tribe continues to have a presence in the area. With approval from the Pamunkey Tribal Council, Francis Ford Coppola has been entrusted to borrow the Native American name Werowocomoco and honor the cultural heritage of the Pamunkey people and their vibrant history.
Werowocomoco’s unique fare will focus on native ingredients with a zestful accent. Culinary designs such as fry bread tacos, bison ribs with berry barbecue sauce, and hearty river-harvested wild rice with cranberries are a few of the favorite items. Werowocomoco offers northern Sonoma County a new culinary outpost – and a conversation starter in the name (Wero-wo-como-ko).
Walk-ins only. No reservations required.