Cooper’s Hawk winery and restaurant open north of Chandler Fashion Center
Illinois-based Cooper Hawk’s winery and restaurant opened its second location in the valley just north of the Chandler Fashion Center on Tuesday, September 27. The company opened its first valley location in Scottsdale in December 2020, its first business west of Kansas City.
Similar to the Scottsdale location, the new Chandler store will have a restaurant and cellar with wine tastings for customers as well as wine pairings, a wine club and a wine shop with a selection of wines. and accessories. Visitors will enter through a wine tasting room and bottle shop. Inside the restaurant, there’s a full-service bar, two private dining rooms, and a patio with misters.
“Cooper’s Hawk has been so well received in our Scottsdale store and now in our Chandler store that we know our unique concept of wine-based catering will continue to perform well throughout the valley,” said Ami Vanderhoof, Marketing Manager at Cooper’s Hawk.
According to Vanderhoff, Cooper’s Hawk is currently considering an alternate location in the East Valley for next year, with another possible location in the West Valley the following year.
The company offers subscriptions that include a limited-production bottle of specialty wine each month, along with other perks. Currently, the Cooper’s Hawk Wine Club is a community of nearly 350,000 wine lovers. Wine Club members receive rewards, member-only rates and national and international travel opportunities, as well as access to private events hosted by luminaries in wine making and food.
Wines served and sold at Cooper’s Hawk stores are fermented from grapes shipped around the world to Woodridge, Ill., The site of the company’s winery. There, about 700,000 cases of wine are produced per year, according to the Cooper’s Hawk website.
Chandler’s location at 3325 West Chandler Boulevard is the company’s 47th store nationwide. Vanderhoof says Chandler was an easy choice for a second Valley location.
“Thanks to the beautiful desert landscape, its thriving business community, and the warm, welcoming people we met, we knew we had found a home,” she says.