Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – A Primer

    Will feature one of the country’s largest wine of month clubs, the companies 15th location nationwide, an extensive wine collection and diverse food menu.


    By Timothy Mahler, General Manager


    Orlando’s first Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants will open on Monday, April 28 at 529 N. Alafaya Trail in the Waterford Lakes Town Center. The 10,314-square-foot restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor seating, with occupancy for more than 330 guests. The location will be the second in Florida, and the first of two restaurants to open in the Orlando market this year.


    Cooper’s Hawk boasts a modern, casual dining experience with warm service and 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.


    The 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, including the Chairman’s Best of Class for its Shiraz at the 2013 Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition.


    The restaurant and tasting room open daily at 11 a.m., and are 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 has extended hours, closing at 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 11 p.m. on Sunday.


    The Waterford Lakes location marks the fifteenth Cooper’s Hawk restaurant in the country, and is one of five units slated to open through early 2015. Orlando’s second location will open on International Drive in fall 2014. To learn more about Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, follow on Twitter at @CHWinery, like on Facebook at or visit