Coopers Creek was founded in 1980 which was a time when the New Zealand wine industry was young and fairly unknown. Kicking it all off was Andrew and Cynthia Hendry who started out purchasing four hectares of land at the Huapai site.
In 1982 the first vintage was produced under the watchful winemaking eye of Randy Weaver. Throughout the 1980's the vineyard continued to grow and unfortunately Randy Weaver left Coopers Creek to return to the USA. However in his place came Kim Crawford. A name synonymous with New Zealand wine.
Overtime Coopers Creek developed relationships with vineyards in principal wine growing regions across New Zealand and the wine portfolio grew accordingly.
"Crafting wines that are attractive, inspiring and stylish is Coopers Creek’s driving force. Pioneering and innovating has been its goal for the last forty years and that’s unlikely to change." - Coopers Creek