Copia is a small winery project located among the scenic hills on the west side of Paso Robles, California. In 2015, Varinder Sahi and Anita Kothari first visited Paso Robles, California as part of an educational tour and fell in love with the land and its people. They began to search for a site that could be a home to a vineyard that would produce boutique world-class Rhone style wine. In the Autumn of 2017, they found a small vineyard and beautiful home among the scenic hills on the westside of Paso Robles where two acres of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre were planted by original owners Michael and Andrea Dewit in 2011. That place was Copia in the Willow Creek District. While nurturing the vines to maturity to prepare for production, the Dewits had purchased grapes from their friends and owners of the prestigious L'Aventure Winery.
Copia, named for the Roman Goddess of Abundance, was a perfect expression of what Varinder and Anita were seeking. The combination of calcareous soil and steep slopes made it an ideal site to produce premium fruit. They purchased the 25-acre property by year’s end, followed by another 25-acre neighboring site and commenced plans to expand the vineyard and develop a winery location. Currently, Copia Vineyards produces around 300 cases of wine using premium fruit both from the estate and from neighbors. In the spring of 2017 Copia Vineyards bottled its first estate wine, 2015 The Story. Current releases are available at the tasting room at Paso Underground and at www.copiavineyards.com. Tastings are $10 and waived with a bottle purchase.