Hot Concepts! 2010: Cooper's Hawk 
Winery & Restaurant

Proprietary wine, staff training separate Cooper’s from casual-dining pack

Tim McEnery, founder and chief executive of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, thought the idea for his upscale-casual eatery with an attached winery, a retail shop and a tasting room was so obvious there would be a million competitors.


But he was pleasantly surprised when an exhaustive search nine years ago turned up only a handful of concepts in the United States like the one he envisioned. Today Cooper’s Hawk has grown to four units in the Chicago suburbs with a fif

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