Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. Cooper’s Hawk is a lifestyle brand centered on wine and focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives. The concept is a fusion of a winery, modern casual restaurant, Napa-style tasting room and artisanal retail market – together, they create an entirely new hospitality experience for patrons.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, ranked among the largest U.S. wineries, brings its unique blend of a full restaurant inside a winery setting to Chandler. Its doors opened to the public on Monday, September 27. Cooper’s Hawk has 46 other locations across the U.S. to date. Its Chandler location marks the company’s 47th restaurant, with its two Arizona restaurants as its furthest West Coast locations.
“My team and I are excited to be opening our second West Coast location in Chandler,” Founder and CEO Tim McEnery said. “At Cooper’s Hawk we do not believe wine should be intimidating or complicated. Our focus is on creating great-tasting wine and helping our guests discover the ones that suit their taste. We create the wine first, then the menu. Our chefs develop dishes that pair best with each wine. Our guests tell us their dining experience is unique and unforgettable.”
Kelsey Kramer, General Manager of the Chandler Cooper’s Hawk, reflects on some of the challenges of the pandemic this past year. “With the changes we have experienced in recent times, we have had to reevaluate what matters most. At Cooper’s Hawk we want to provide our guests with meaningful experiences that make them want to come back.”
At each Cooper’s Hawk location, guests enter the restaurant through its Napa-style tasting room to enjoy a wine tasting with experienced sommeliers guiding them through the experience. The expansive dining area has a full-service bar and a large open-air covered patio complete with misters to keep guests cool on warm days. Each menu, including one that is gluten-free, features dishes that pair naturally with Cooper’s Hawk wines.
Since 2005, Cooper’s Hawk has received over 500 wine awards from various local, national and international wine competitions. The wines are made and aged at the company’s main winery in Illinois and served at locations onsite. The first Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant opened in Orland Park, Illinois in 2005, and this year marks the company’s 16th anniversary.
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