Portal, a lovely remote area located in SE Arizona is proud to produce some of the nation's most highly sought-after grapes. Portal is not simply just a piece of land, we pride ourselves on marrying the combination of soil along with climate and weather patterns to create a unique growing environment, perfect for producing the ultimate grapes for a range of varieties. The grapes produced in this region are becoming highly sought after and we here at Copper Horse Vineyard are proud to be one of the first wineries to launch our unique product. We hope you enjoy our wine and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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"La perfection du vin"
Cochise County has the potential to be the major wine growing region in the state of Arizona, here's why.....
Cochise County region in Arizona is located one hour east of Tucson. Cochise County produces 74% of the wine grapes grown in Arizona. Cochise County is considered Arizona's upcoming wine country. The local grape varieties grown in this region include Malbec, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Malvasia Bianca, Sangiovese, Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Corvina, Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mourvedre.
Whatever your tastes may be - Either Bold Reds, Vibrant & Crisp Whites, Spicy, Dry, Subtle & Food Friendly, Sweet Wines and even Dessert Wines - We guarantee to provide something for your taste.
Cochise County region has now become Arizona's second federally-recognized wine growing region, formerly known as an American Viticultural Area.
The approval puts Cochise County on the same national list of recognized viticultural areas that include Napa Valley California, Paso Robles California, and Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Eric Desfachelles - Director Electronic Engineer
Eric earned his MBA from Texas and has worked in IT for 25 years. For the past 12 years he has also been doing accountability and taxes for his wife’s company. He did an internship in Napa Valley, California, for Moon Valley Circuits, working on wineries presses electronic and circuits in 1982. He has attended the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle since 2007, graduated and completed his apprentice at ANC Cellars in Eastern Washington in 2013.
Regina Desfachelles - Winemaker Worked in Cancer research for 15years
Started her own company and ran a franchise called Visiting Angels. She made her first wine in 2006 and is also attending the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle since 2007. She also rides horses in dressage shows. She is raising her own filly.
Rosetta - The name figure She is the "Copper Horse"
Rosy is a 6 years old filly and the reason for the company name and logo. She has the same color as the hills surrounding the vineyard, full of Copper.
Diva - The "General" She is Rosy's personal bodyguard
Diva is a rescued dog of 7 years and very attached to the whole family, including Rosy. When she is not sleeping in her queen's chair, she patrols the land, watches and controls the other dogs.
Jolie - The "Captain" She is in charge of the wildlife control
Jolie got into the family as a puppy and loves the outdoors. She is a hunter part Catahoula and Blue Lacy. She also patrols the land and reports intruders and coyotes to us.
Princess Sheba - LGD - The "Sargent" She is the goats bodyguard
Sheba joined the family as a puppy. She is a Great Pyrenees born on a Goat farm, She lives and protects the goats. She also reports intruders and coyotes to us.
COPPER HORSE VINEYARD - CHV 3450 S. COPPER HORSE DR PORTAL, AZ 85632-3000 COPPERHORSEVINEYARD1@GMAIL.COM 520.507.7274