Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand ranked among the largest U.S. wineries, brings its unique blend of a full restaurant inside a winery setting to Chandler. Its doors open to the public on Monday, September 27 at 11am for lunch with last seating at 9 pm.
Cooper’s Hawk brings its modern, casual dining experience in an inviting upscale setting to the Chandler Fashion Center at 3325 Chandler Blvd. on the Southwest corners of Chandler Blvd. and Price. This will be the brand’s second west coast location with the Scottsdale restaurant as its first having opened successfully in December of 2020.
“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.”
Cooper’s Hawk is a privately-owned company with 46 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.
Kelsey Kramer has been named the General Manager of the Chandler Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant. She began her career with Cooper’s Hawk in Ashburn, Va. as a bartender. Kramer advanced her career into management positions for other Virginia locations and served as Assistant GM in Virginia Beach, Va. and Rockville, Md. locations.
“I am beyond thrilled to be able to bring my experience of working on the East Coast to Arizona,“ Kramer said.
Reflecting on some of the challenges of the pandemic this past year, Kramer states, “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.”
Each Cooper’s Hawk location welcomes its guests by having them first enter through its Napa style tasting room and gift store. Guests may enjoy a wine tasting with experienced sommeliers guiding them through the experience.
Guests are then escorted to the expansive dining area suitable for both leisurely dining and business meetings, a full-service bar and a large open-air covered patio complete with misters to keep guests cool on warm days. There are also two private dining rooms that can be combined to host events up to 48 people. This private space is equipped with audio and visual capabilities fitting for any private party. 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. While well-established throughout the Midwest, Cooper’s Hawk also has locations from Michigan to Florida, along the East Coast.
The first Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant opened in Orland Park, Ill., in 2005. This year marks the privately held company’s 16th anniversary.
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