July 28, 2020, Napa, CA – Bouchaine Vineyards proprietor, and president, Tatiana Copeland, has purchased the 43-acre property located at 2686 Las Amigas Road, just one short mile from Bouchaine Vineyards, the winery she owns with her husband, Gerret Copeland. The property boasts a 20-acre organic olive grove, consisting of 3,000 olive trees. As a result of the continuing pandemic issues, the entire real estate transaction was proposed and completed “virtually” — through shared photos, email, and by phone.
Tatiana Copeland noted, “I bought the property without ever seeing it. We learned that the property was for sale because we offer Talcott olive oil at Bouchaine’s tasting room. I immediately googled the property and totally fell in love with it. Not only is it a phenomenal place in which to entertain, but it also comes with Napa’s largest olive grove. What attracted me to this property are the magical views and the soaring beams of the house. It has an incredible barn, ideal for entertaining, and an intriguing three-story water tower building. The water tower has no water, but was renovated to accommodate a charming guest room.”
The three thousand trees were planted and organically farmed. There are a total of seven varietals of olive trees, which were brought in from Tuscany, including the richest, most delightful Tuscan varietal, Frantoio. Talcott Extra Virgin Olive Oil earned a Gold Medal at the prestigious California Olive Oil Council tasting, a Gold Medal at the International Restaurant Show, it took the Blue Ribbon at the Napa County Fair.
“The property was previously owned by Dr. James Talcott and Patricia Dykema”, says the new owner. “We plan to continue using the name Talcott Olive Oil on some special bottles as a tribute to Dr. Talcott’s love and care of these extraordinary trees. We anticipate bottling the oil according to varietal, including the always popular Frantoio, and offer themfor sale in Bouchaine’s new Hospitality Center. The balance of the property, some 23 acres blanketed in golden meadowlands, will remain as is, not only for its natural beauty, but to reinforce our commitment to sustainability.”
Bouchaine Vineyards has long been both critically and environmentally acclaimed as a premier producer of Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Noted as the first “Fish Friendly Farming” certified vineyard in Napa Valley, and also both Napa Green Land and Winery certified, Bouchaine continues to seek sustainable farming methods that elevate the distinct quality and expression of the wines.
Family-owned Bouchaine Vineyards is located at 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa, CA 94559. More information is available at www.bouchaine.com or by calling (800) 654-WINE or (707) 252-9065.
About Tatiana Copeland
Tatiana Copeland is co-proprietor and president of Bouchaine Vineyards. She also serves on the board of The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, and has served as Chairman of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. She donated a sculpture garden to the Delaware Art Museum and underwrote the new student center at the Delaware College of Art & Design. Her efforts in helping to recreate the “Kalmar Nyckel” (a full-size replica of the ship which brought the first Swedish settlers to America in the 1600s) resulted in her effigy being immortalized with a life-size carving at the ship’s bow. She also loves to look out for the underdog — literally. After Hurricane Katrina, Tatiana helped rescue 150 dogs abandoned in New Orleans. She also helped to rescue over 250 dogs and cats from the after-effects of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. She and her husband Gerret are deeply committed to the arts, and have recently established a unique model of community philanthropy for the long-term stabilization of arts and culture in their home state of Delaware. In appreciation of this effort, they were awarded the “Order of the First State,” the highest honor for meritorious service granted by the State of Delaware, which was given to them by Governor Jack Markell. Tatiana’s business acumen is reinforced by being a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of UCLA. She graduated summa cum laude, ranking first in her class of 500, then went on to earn her M.B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley. Tatiana is a CPA and fluently speaks Russian, French, Spanish, and German.
About Bouchaine Vineyards
Bouchaine Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa’s Carneros District. Originally planted in the late 1880s, Gerret and Tatiana Copeland have been the proprietors of the estate since the 1980’s. Over the years, the Copelands continued to update the property, expanding the vineyards to 100 acres, and invested their time and passion into building a sustainable, family-owned estate. With imagination and passion, Gerret and Tatiana have fashioned award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, which embody the excellence of Burgundy, the exuberance of California and the terroir of Carneros.