Copain tasting room

Our Story

Perched on a hillside overlooking the bucolic Russian River Valley, Copain specializes in vineyard designate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. 

Founded in 1999, Copain, meaning ‘friend’ or ‘buddy’ in French, embodies our philosophy that wine enhances life’s most joyous occasions, and is an experience best shared with friends and family. Sourced from cool climate vineyards in Mendocino County, the Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast, the Copain portfolio consists of three distinct collections—Tous Ensemble, Les Voisins, and the vineyard designate wines. 

Founder and winemaker Wells Guthrie has long been inspired by the wines of France’s Rhône Valley and apprenticed with renowned vigneron, Michel Chapoutier in 1996; Guthrie describes himself as a “California winemaker with a European sensibility…” and the resulting restrained, elegant wines have become Copain’s signature style. 

Copain offers tastings by appointment only. Make a tasting appointment here. Members are welcome to make a private, complimentary tasting appointment between the hours of 10:30am-3:30pm. Learn about our Membership Program here.

Copain is also available for private activities— from personal celebrations to business meetings. Between the consummate service and our wholehearted commitment to do whatever we can to accommodate you, every activity held at Copain is memorable.

Copain Wines

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