Who Are We?
Copper Belt Winery is a small, family run winery located 25 miles east of Baker City Oregon in the Snake River Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA). Copper Belt Wines source the grapes for the wines from their estate vineyards at the winery in the Snake River Valley AVA; as well as vineyards from the Willamette Valley AVA and Columbia Valley AVA's. Our wines are small case production wines that reflect the same hand made wines that have been enjoyed throughout the ages. We make wines that are easy to enjoy from the moment you pop the cork that are age worthy yet approachable early on.
WHERE DID WE COME FROM?
At a very young age our winemaker, Travis Cook developed a fascination with wine looking at labels and hearing the passion and romance about where they came from at the local wine shop. When he graduated from Baker High School in 2003, he followed his fascination to Oregon State University and enrolled in their Viticulture and Enology program (vines and wine). in 2004 the Cook family with the help of some friends planted the first wine grapes on the homestead. In 2005 Travis made his first wine through the OSU viticulture research program, it turned out horrible. After learning where he went wrong, in 2006 he made his second wine, a Pinot Noir from Woodhall III Vineyard in the South Willamette Valley. The 2006 still remains to be one of Travis's finest creations. Every year he continues to improve on what he creates. In 2010 at the recommendation of many friends and family, Travis and his family established Copper Belt Wines. Today the 2004 vines provide a blending base for our Keating Reserve and Estate Dry Riesling both are 100% estate wine. Travis still makes delicious Pinot Noir, but also creates a white, our red blends and a syrah. To try any of our wines give us a call.
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Reserve Pinot Noir
Each of our wines first start as fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards in the world, right here in the Pacific Northwest. Through care and diligence we coax the wines into something wonderful. We encourage you to stop in and try some of these wonderful wines from the Copper Belt.