With locations in Ashburn, Va. and Annapolis, Md., Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants has expanded its reach in the national capital area with a new location now open in Reston, Va.
“We are delighted to be bringing our concept to the Dulles Corridor,” says John Inserra, president of Cooper’s Hawk. “We look forward to becoming part of the fabric of Reston’s vital community and, in keeping with Robert E. Simon’s original vision, bring to it a place where people gather to unwind and reconnect over a great meal and a glass of wine.”
At nearly 9,500 square-feet of space, the Reston location follows the company’s concept of having a tasting room, Artisan market, a bar, and indoor dining. This location also includes a large outdoor seasonal dining area.
The Reston team is led by Cooper’s Hawk veteran general manager Ryan Delisi and chef Laurence Cohen who has an extensive background in fine restaurants in the region. Cohen works closely with corporate-based executive chef Matt McMillin to ensure the utmost in quality and presentation of the expansive contemporary American menu with dishes ranging from a unique gnocchi carbonara to a ginger soy glazed center cut NY strip. Utilizing peak of season ingredients, the restaurant’s scratch kitchen selections include a carefully crafted array of food and wine pairings, each listed with a bin number to guide guests’ selections of their perfect wine match.
All of the wine’s served at Cooper’s Hawk are produced by the company, which imports grapes from select vineyards across the globe to produce more than 40 varietals in its winery located near Chicago. It has been honored with more than 450 wine awards.
Crafted to please a range of palates, Cooper’s Hawk wines include selections that are accessible for those new to the world of wine, as well as complex and full-bodied options for more seasoned drinkers. In addition to the wine menu, guests can choose from a selection of craft cocktails and sangrias made with Cooper’s Hawk wine. These include inventive takes on a classic Collins cocktail (Harvest Peach Collins made with Slaughter House Whiskey), a Caipirinha with Cooper’s Hawk Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as creative martinis such as a Blood Orange Paloma Martini (Casa Noble Tequila and Cooper’s Hawk Prosecco).
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants’ 30th location, the Reston operation is located at 12130 Sunset Hills Road and is open everyday for lunch and dinner service and for tastings.