Baker City

​Jen Mckinney

Jen is our tasting Room Manager!
she has a culinary arts degree and came to work with us after several years working in the wine business.  you can meet jen every Tuesday through friday 
you can Contact Jen by email:

Ina Penland 

Ina can be found at the tasting room on saturdays and sundays. Ina comes to us with a mixed background and a new passion about wine. she knows her stuff and is fun to hang out with at the tasting room. stop in the next time you are in town and say hi!
You can contact ina at:

Krista Cook

Wife of Travis Cook and Mother to Nathan Cook; Krista is the Family veterinarian Graduating in 2007 From Oregon State University  College of Veterinary Medicine with Her DVM.  Today Krista works for a small animal Clinic and helps out with harvest, bottling and winery events.
krista can be contacted at:

Cathy Cook

After meeting her Husband at OSU, she followed him back to eastern oregon.  After her success in marketing and sales with Eagle Cap Nursery she found her calling in the marketing and sales for the Copper Belt Wines.  Today Cathy manages all of our sales and tasting events for the winery.  She has also been instrumental in obtaining the proper certifications, licensing and documentations needed for Copper Belt to operate as a winery. Cathy can be reached at

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Michael Cook

In 1983 Michael graduated from OSU with a B.S in Animal Sciences. he soon realized that his calling would be more on the plant production side than livestock production side.  in 1987 he and his wife Cathy established Eagle Cap Nursery just outside of Baker City.  In 2008 they sold the nursery to pursue early retirement.  After two years they decided that they would join their son Travis in a new career of wine-making and in 2010 started Copper Belt Wines. 
Today Michael has many titles but his most important is Cellar Master for Copper Belt Wines, as Cellar Master he manages all of the daily winery tasks from barrel topping, to bottling. He manages all of the fruit processing from the time it arrives to the winery through fermentation and barrel aging.  Michael can also be found tending to the vines of our estate vineyards. Michael can be reached at

Travis Cook

Travis is our Winemaker, in 2004 he and his family planted the estate vineyards on the Cook ranch east of Baker City.  In 2007 following his dreams to work in the wine industry he graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Horticulture Sciences focusing on Viticulture and Enology. Shortly after graduation from OSU he started working for Spindrift Cellars as their vineyard manager and cellar assistant. one year later he moved his focus to the north Willamette Valley where he focused on developing and managing premium Pinot Noir vineyards in Yamhill County.  Today he focuses on making wine for Copper Belt. Travis can be reached at