Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant opens second Orlando location on I-Drive

by Banks Lee

Cooper's Hawk on i-drive

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is now open for guests to enjoy International Drive. The location features a store, winery and inside and outside dining. It’s also the first Cooper’s Hawk to serve breakfast.

Cooper’s Hawk boasts a modern, casual dining experience with a menu developed with its own handcrafted wines in mind. The menu features unique dishes with bin numbers listed next to each item on the menu, guiding guests to their selection’s perfect wine match. Known for their rich, distinctive sauces, items such as the Pistachio Crusted Grouper, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs and Mexican Drunken Shrimp have quickly found popularity as the restaurant’s signature dishes.

coopers hawk orlando i-drive 5The restaurant also features one of the country’s largest wine of the month clubs, offering subscribers monthly wines, special discounts, invitations to exclusive events, rewards and annual domestic and international wine trips. Cooper’s Hawk has received more than 200 wine awards from various local, national and international wine competitions.

Wine lovers Tim and Dana McEnery opened the first Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in 2005 in Orland Park, Ill. The operation also includes a tasting room component at all of its restaurants which gives visitors the chance to sample Cooper’s Hawk’s award-winning proprietary wines in a traditional winery setting alongside a full-service restaurant with a broad, contemporary American cuisine menu.

This location opens daily at 6 a.m. for breakfast and offers the menu until 11 a.m. The restaurant and tasting room will be open until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and close at 9 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are recommended. The bar will have extended hours, closing at 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 11 p.m. on Sunday.

The restaurant is located o the corner of Sand Lake Road and International Drive at 8005 International Drive. It is the 16th Cooper’s Hawk restaurant in the country, and is one of five units slated to open through early 2015. The first Orlando location opened earlier this year at Waterford Lakes Town Center. They also have a location in Tampa and one is coming soon to Naples, Fla.

For more information about Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, visit www.chwinery.com.

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