Joseph Wagner, the founder and winemaker of Belle Glos and Meiomi Pinot Noirs, announces the formation of his new wine company, Copper Cane Wines & Provisions. The new company will be home to Meiomi Pinot Noir, which is now one of the top selling Pinot Noirs in the country, and will capitalize on the success of Meiomi as it introduces several exciting new brands over the coming months.
“Working alongside my father, Chuck Wagner, has taught me what it takes to be successful in this business,” says Joe Wagner. “Hard work, a goal oriented team, a dedicated vision and generational planning are at the core of our success, and I have every intention of carrying those aspects forward with me. Copper Cane Wines & Provisions will focus on innovations that have always captured my interest, and find new ways to offer the highest quality products that satisfy the consumers’ appetite for genuine craftsmanship. Wagner Family of Wine will continue to represent my Belle Glos single vineyard designate Pinot Noirs label, and I will continue to oversee all aspects of the brand, as my involvement remains the same within that company.”
The Copper Cane Wines & Provisions team is focused on continuing the success of Meiomi Pinot Noir, which remains one of the highest performing luxury wines in the category today. The brand recently received theprestigious 2014 Market Watch Leaders Choice Award for “Wine Brand of the Year” and is projected to sell over half-a-million cases this year.
The company has also introduced a new Meiomi Chardonnay, which started shipping in May. “This Chardonnay brings together the best of three notable coastal California wine regions that have proven to be ideal for growing Burgundian varietals – creating a well-balanced Chardonnay that possesses the signature Meiomi style – rich and ripe, with depth and complexity,” said Joe Wagner. (Pictured)
Copper Cane has also just launched their new brand Elouan, a Pinot Noir from Oregon. “With Elouan we are emulating the successful sourcing philosophy we introduced with Meiomi: blending the top Pinot Noir regions together for a richer, more complex style than what you could achieve by sourcing from one small area. In this instance, our grapes are grown in the great Oregon Valleys of Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue,” said Joe Wagner. Over the coming months they are planning to introduce Carne Humana, a red blend from Napa Valley, and also a range of high-tier Zinfandels from California’s most notable and classic regions for the varietal.
About Copper Cane Wines & Provisions
Owned and operated by Joseph Wagner, Copper Cane Wines & Provisions is based in Napa Valley and houses a collection of brands that are personally crafted to uphold a lifestyle of luxury, class, and enjoyment. Joseph is a fifth generation Napa Valley farmer and winemaker and the creator of Meiomi; a distinctive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cultivated in cool-climate appellations along California’s coastline for richly expressive, well-balanced wines. Other fine wines include Carne Humana Red Blend from Napa Valley and Elouan Pinot Noir from Oregon. Copper Cane is also home to Avrae, a premium line of cigars; and Mia Marcelle, a luxurious swimwear collection designed by Amber Wagner and made in the USA.