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Chain Winery Cooper’s Hawk Fortifies Local Presence With New Reston Restaurant

It’s the third area location for the Chicago-based brand

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Oak Park, Illinois’s Aria Group Architects Inc. created a Napa Valley inspired design for the restaurant.
Photo: Cooper’s Hawk Winery
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Midwest chain Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants continues its expansion across the D.C. area August 28 by fulfilling a two-year-old promise to set up shop in Reston, Virginia, unveiling a new multi-purpose facility designed to fulfill wine lovers’ every need.

The hospitality group, which operates existing locations in Ashburn, Virginia, and Annapolis, Maryland, has planted a tasting room, restaurant, and retail market inside the 9,300-square-foot establishment erected alongside the future Reston Metro stop. The RTC-West development taking shape next to Reston Town Center and the expanding Silver Line counts Cooper’s as its only standalone restaurant; the dining anchor is expected to accommodate 196 guests inside and another 146 outside. Other incoming tenants include the most-westward-reaching Black Squirrel yet, as well additional outposts of chain eateries Nando’s Peri-Peri, and BGR the Burger Joint.

The Reston team is led by Cooper’s Hawk veteran general manager Ryan Delisi and chef Laurence Cohen. Featured menu items include candied bacon, gnocchi Bolognese with braised short ribs, and Nashville-style hot chicken accompanied by mac and cheese.

Pan-roasted barramundi with green beans, grape tomatoes, ginger rice, and Thai lemongrass sauce at Cooper’s Hawk Winery.
Photo: Cooper’s Hawk Winery

CEO Tim McEnery founded Cooper’s Hawk in 2005, building up a business that now produces more than 40 varietals at its Countryside, Ill., winery, and boasts more than a quarter million subscribers as club members.

D.C. is getting ready for a big wine-fueled opening of its own. District Winery, a 17,000-square-foot space featuring a dedicated restaurant, tasting room, multiple events spaces, and a wine making facility — D.C.’s first ever — is set to debut Wednesday, August 30.

Status: Certified open. 12130 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, Va.; website.