Cooper Vineyards

If you don’t know where you are going how will you ever know when you get there?  The original goal of the winery founders and current owners, Jeff Cooper and Jacque Hogge, was to create small lots of unique wines that expressed varietal character and would be recognized as quality wines.

Founded in 1999 with a focus on small production, Cooper is located midway between Richmond and Charlottesville in Louisa County, with an original production of 250 cases in 1999, Cooper Vineyards now bottles approximately 6,000 cases per year with over a dozen wines poured for guests visiting the tasting room.

Already a veteran Virginia vintner, Cooper’s Winemaker Graham Bell joined the winery in 2002.  His delicate handcrafted winemaking style allows the fruit to be most expressive while retaining directional control.

No one can ever say Cooper Vineyards does things halfway.  When they set out to build a new tasting room, they set their environmental sights high.  Last April, with the help of First Lady Maureen McDonald, Cooper opened the first LEED platinum certified tasting room on the east coast.  LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, validates a green building; Platinum is the highest level of certification.

Cooper Vineyards is clearly making a strong statement about high quality Virginia wine and great stewardship of the environment.

About these ads

About virginiawineclub

Chairman Virginia Wine Club Tasting Panel Editor, Virginia Wine Journal
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s