Fans of the restaurant and wine tasting room have been talking about it for months. Finally, there is an opening set for Cooper’s Hawk in Fort Myers. The restaurant, market and Napa-style tasting room concept is slated to open to the public on April 3rd. It’s on Olympic Court and Six Mile Cypress, near Daniels Parkway. This is the company’s 54 location in the U.S. and the second in Southwest Florida.
I went to the grand opening of the first Cooper’s Hawk in Southwest Florida in 2016 and have been to a number of event’s there over the years. It’s on Tamiami Trial in North Naples and it is almost always packed. During one of the tasting and cooking events, I met and interviewed founder Tim McEnery.
About Cooper’s Hawk
I love the story behind this concept. He got the idea during a tasting at a small boutique winery outside of Chicago. He was with his future wife and thought if only a restaurant was on site, it would be perfect. He combined the two into what has become a massive operation.
Today he sources grapes from wine regions worldwide for the Cooper’s Hawk brand. He even gets celebrity chefs and famous sommeliers to help. The wines are served in the tasting room, the restaurant, and sold through their wine club. Monthly memberships are available at several different tiers.
For those who are all about a good food and wine pairing, you will love the menu. Wine suggestions are offered with each dish. There is also as a full liquor bar if wine is not your thing. See you at the bar with opening set for Cooper’s Hawk in Fort Myers. Here are some photos to whet your appetite.