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October 9-11, 2024
Omni Nashville HotelNashville, TN

Tim McEnery
Founder & CEO at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants


CEO and Founder Tim McEnery’s passion to enrich lives set him on a course to create one of the fastest growing, highest affinity brands in the United States, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Founded in 2009, the brand has since grown to 57 restaurant and tasting rooms across 11 states and is home to the largest wine club in the world. McEnery’s vision is anchored by the wine club – a 600,000-member community that has seen precedent-setting growth since its inception and over 600 wine awards for its 70-varietal collection. Wine club members enjoy exclusive perks, trips around the world and proprietary wines developed in collaboration with luminaries like Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Charles Boisset, John Legend, Zac Brown, Katie Lee Biegel and more. Curated monthly dinners have featured chefs and TV personalities like James two-time James Beard nominee Tyler Florence, Brooke Williamson, Carla Hall, Gail Simmons and more. In 2022, McEnery partnered with Luca Issa to bring Piccolo Buco, a Neapolitan pizza concept from Rome to Chicagoland, continuing his mission of bringing new and innovative experiences to guests. McEnery’s drive to create something exceptional can be measured by a community of 8,000 employees, all who contribute to a culture thatreflects his vision of ‘Enriching Lives’ while fostering personal development.

Agenda Sessions

  • Founders Forum Panel