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Anita Sahi
 
September 9, 2021 | Anita Sahi

Indian Women in Wine Blaze a Trail in California

Local Journalist Mira Advani Honeycutt meets six women of Indian descent who are making a mark in an industry dominated by men. We're honored to have our own Anita Sahi profiled among such a distinguished group of female trailblazers!

Anita Sahi and husband, Varinder pictured among the vines at Copia Vineyards

Excerpt: "ANITA SAHI, Proprietor/General Manager, Copia Vineyards, Paso Robles 

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Anita Kothari was drawn to all things culinary at a young age. From her stints in television and with public relations firms, she transitioned to the restaurant industry working with such luminaries as New ork’s restaurateur Drew Nierporent where her true wine education began, helping her to develop a sophisticated palate. “To be able to orchestrate dinners using a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine cellar that is 20,000-plus bottles deep was a privilege,” recalled Anita."

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Anita Sahi
 
July 22, 2021 | Anita Sahi

Veraison

We’re beginning to see veraison-the onset of ripening at Copia. A colorful and important time for our young vineyard! 

Anita Sahi
 
February 2, 2021 | Anita Sahi

A perfect wine to start a conversation that can last a lifetime

Cheers to Anita and Varinder Sahi's First Meeting!

Can wine save a first date?

 

Do all great love stories start with long walks on the beach or rides into the sunset? Certainly not.

It's no surprise that for Varinder and I, it started with great wine. Years ago we met for a low-committal brunch date. You know that date, right? It’s the one you set up with someone that allows you an “easy out” if it’s not working out. Where did we meet? Well, I exercised my home field advantage and made him drive the three plus hours from Indianapolis to Chicago. This is the city of my birth. I grew up here, studied here, made all my first mistakes here and got my first real job here. After an 8-year stint in New York working at world-renowned restaurants, I was back where I started. The restaurant I chose had an impressive dining room and a focus on seasonal, local ingredients. The Kitchen American Bistro sat right off of the Chicago River in the heart of the city's bustling River North district. I felt pretty confident in my ability to shine during a first meeting in this cozy, sun-drenched room. I wore my nice boots that made me stand 6 feet tall, perhaps in an attempt to test his confidence. Only a little bit of annoyance came to the surface when he arrived late, perhaps to test my patience or the lack thereof.

In our three brief conversations before this initial meeting, we both agreed to "take it slow" and "keep it simple." Brunch was simple, wasn't it? It's just French press coffee, Quiche Lorraines, a little light conversation and nothing more. Despite this collective decision, or hope rather, for casualness and simplicty, it didn't feel very "simple." I was looking at Varinder, a very sharply dressed Varinder, proceed to motor mouth his way through the first fifteen minutes of the date. I think I was able to say, "Hi, it's so nice to meet you," before he started responding to imaginary interview questions. Part of me was concerned. The other part was thoroughly amused at his nervous behavior. I'm actually a trained journalist, so I very well could have interviewed him. In a way, this was so easy, you know, not actually having to ask any questions. Finally, there was break in the conversation. "Maybe he ran out of breath," I thought. Varinder excused himself to the restroom, presumably to slap himself silent. I laughed out loud at the palpable awkwardness, motioned for our server and promptly ordered glasses of rosé!

"Quiche is nice," I remember thinking, "But this date needs wine."

He came back refreshed after his one-on-one conversation with the bathroom mirror. Then, he started to ask me some questions! It appeared it was my turn to chatter nervously. The rosé was from Provence - a delightful blend that was mostly Grenache and we were enjoying it. The nerves faded and something amazing was happening. Neither one of us wanted the conversation to end. That wine, dancing with its delicate pink hue and fresh berries on the palate, was all but telling us, "Hey, don't take it all so seriously. Have fun." That wine, in that moment, transformed what could have been a one hour first meeting, into a 12-hour first date. And we're still talking about that day and all the others that followed. 

I'd like to salute all you lovers out there this Valentine's Day. However your story together started, I'm hoping you're relishing the funny moments and that somewhere in that journey, there was a little wine.

Cheers to more wine,
less awkward first dates,
and that eventual walk on the beach,

Anita Sahi

 

2019 COPIA VINEYARDS ROSE

Rosé is more than an afterthought for us, it is something to celebrate a year’s worth of hard work. We start by selecting and tending premium vineyard sites and end with gorgeous juice from all the vineyards in your glass. Tangy raspberry aromas abound and dance with a light floral nose. An underlying savory note of white pepper finishes with a watermelon-like refreshing palate. A vibrant and food-friendly wine to share with your special love. 

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Anita Sahi
 
November 4, 2020 | Anita Sahi

Varinder

Meet Varinder • owner + winemaker • he heads up all winery operations and is full speed ahead in building our beautiful estate • world traveler • dances when everyone’s looking • a passionate student of Syrah

 

Anita Sahi
 
October 27, 2020 | Anita Sahi

Anita

Meet Anita • owner/gm at Copia Vineyards • she’s passionate about hospitality at the tasting table, gets down and dirty at the winery, and a storyteller at heart. ❤️ Try the wines with her + hear how we began this journey. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anita Sahi
 
October 26, 2020 | Anita Sahi

Bubbly cauldron

That’s one ACTIVE ferment and the most delicious cauldron you’ll ever taste from.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anita Sahi
 
October 22, 2020 | Anita Sahi

Sorting table shenanigans

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anita Sahi
 
October 20, 2020 | Anita Sahi

Sarah

Meet our Hospitality Manager, Sarah • she makes each guest visit special with her warm personality and attention to detail • she’s by our side for harvest, wine club happenings, guest home stays and one-of-a-kind personal tasting experiences. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anita Sahi
 
October 18, 2020 | Anita Sahi

It's a big world after all

Early mornings, late nights and half of harvest coming in all at once. It’s all happening and it’s all good. Feeling so small standing on top of the world at John Sebastiano Vineyard

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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