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Sarah Walter
January 7, 2023 | Sarah Walter

Copia's Love Affair with Cheese

If you’ve visited us and experienced our lounge tasting, you’ll know we love to experience our wine with artisanal cheese. Cheese is incredibly delicious and enjoyable on its own, of course. But, there is a reason that wine and cheese are a match made in heaven.
Let's talk tannins! Tannins are an astringent compound abundantly found in nature. When it comes to wine, tannins are extracted from grape skins, seeds, stems and oak barrels. Think texture, structure and mouthfeel. Have you ever had the sensation of a the moisture leaving your palate after enjoying wine? That is the tannin in the wine.
What does this have to do with cheese? Cheese is composed of protein and fat and is rich on the palate. There is an interaction that happens when you combine wine tannins and the fat in cheese. A bite of cheese before a sip of wine smooths out the "rough edges" of some wine tannins. The perception of astringency in wine is reduced as it glides like silk over the palate. Studies have also shown that certain cheeses with certain wines can work to enhance fruit qualities and aromas.
At Copia, we take time as a team sampling several cheeses with each wine before presenting them to you. It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it! Our goal is to always find a cheese match that doesn’t change or overpower the wine. We look for a pairing that puts the wine on a pedestal and simply lets it shine.
We’d love to see you in the tasting room soon and take you on this wine and cheese journey! You can also have fun with pairings at home. Check out your local grocery store, or find a cheese shop near you and get your hands on some of our favorites below.


2019 The Story (Grenache)
pairs with Ossau-Iraty

2019 The Cure (G-S-M)
pairs with Cave-Aged Gruyere

2019 The Source (Syrah)
pairs with 5-Year Aged Gouda, Artikaas

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Sarah Walter
August 19, 2021 | Sarah Walter

The Lounge

This new intimate space is for the wine and cheese lovers. Take a deep dive into the story, passion and winemaking behind Copia Vineyards.


Time Posted: Aug 19, 2021 at 4:43 PM Permalink to The Lounge Permalink
Sarah Walter
December 6, 2020 | Sarah Walter

"Every sunset brings promise of a new dawn”

Well folks, the tasting room is open until 5pm today, then we’re taking the rest of 2020 VIRTUAL! All our wines are available for purchase through our website. Looking for more? Send us a message to schedule your very own virtual tasting or customize the perfect gift. We’ll see you on the flip side!


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Sarah Walter
November 28, 2020 | Sarah Walter

Shop Small, Shop Local

We're here to help keep your glass full on this small business Saturday! 

Time Posted: Nov 28, 2020 at 1:59 PM Permalink to Shop Small, Shop Local Permalink
Sarah Walter
November 8, 2020 | Sarah Walter


Autumn has officially arrived on the Central Coast! Sweaters, scarves and red wine encouraged to stay warm 🍂🍷 


Time Posted: Nov 8, 2020 at 10:43 AM Permalink to Autumn Permalink
Sarah Walter
October 31, 2020 | Sarah Walter

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 🎃 We’re taking the day to relax, drink some wine, eat some chocolate and celebrate the [almost] end of harvest. We’ll be back open tomorrow @ 12pm!

Time Posted: Oct 31, 2020 at 10:40 AM Permalink to Happy Halloween! Permalink
Sarah Walter
September 5, 2020 | Sarah Walter

Beat the Heat!

Sipping on our 2019 White to help beat this heat ☀️ We’re excited to release this 100% Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills to our club members in just a few weeks! Wishing everyone a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend, stay hydrated out there! 


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Time Posted: Sep 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM Permalink to Beat the Heat! Permalink
Sarah Walter
August 24, 2020 | Sarah Walter

Blue Skies!

Blue skies are back and so are we! ☀️ With harvest quickly approaching, tastings are available by reservation only. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll be there! 


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Time Posted: Aug 24, 2020 at 1:16 PM Permalink to Blue Skies! Permalink
Sarah Walter
July 31, 2020 | Sarah Walter

Private Vineyard Tastings

Our new favorite... 


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Anita and Varinder Sahi
June 30, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

Our Response to Covid-19

We Are Open and Safe

We're working hard to provide a warm and hospitable "touchless" guest experience!

As we prepare to reopen, we're being incredibly intentional and thoughtful. Your health, well-being and safety are of topmost importance and we are following strict sanitizing and social distancing guidelines.

We are following strict and frequent sanitizing and social distancing guidelines. Reservations will also be limited to maintain proper distance between parties. 

Here are a few things to know as we enter into this new environment:

Social distancing practices, including face masks upon arrival and being seated, are required for all parties. If you don't have a mask, one can be provided to you. A mask is required during times when you are not seated at your table for tasting, including in public, common areas and the restroom.

By current order of the State of California, all reservations take place outdoors. Please click here to book one of our outdoor experiences.

Reservations are required and can be made here. Same-day reservations are also welcome by calling 805-296-3000 (Thurs-Sun).

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Time Posted: Jun 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM Permalink to Our Response to Covid-19 Permalink
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