First of all, I made it on time! This, at the time, seemed like a great feat as my travels took me off the more well beaten, though quite scenic, path. A wonderful drive though vine and countryside.
Pulling up to the gates of the winery, I entered the code and proceeded through the open gates onto the winding laneway to the hospitality house. It was about a half mile of driving through large rolling acreage of vineyard to reach the house. It was a wonderfully sunny morning highlighting the vines and contours of the land.
The hospitality house is a large barn with the fermentation tanks in behind. The cellar and production area of Copain was busy with people working hard at bottling wine.
I walked in the big wooden French doors at the front of the hospitality house. A large open space with a comfortable seating area was just inside. Sight lines through large glass walls – where the patio area was situated – provided views of the rolling vineyards. I was shortly greeted by Phil and Chris and led over to the seating area where glasses were lined up for the tasting. Continue reading