October 22nd 7pmCopaFina Fine Wine Imports
Importers and Distributors of Limited Production Wines from South America
Our portfolio is comprised of a balanced representation of Argentina and Chile's best boutique wineries all of which:
- Are family owned and operated, from vine to bottle
- Practice sustainable and/or organic farming and production methods
- Produce limited production, hand-crafted wines - but with a keen eye on value
- Are limited in distribution throughout the United States, and are primarily distributed to on-premise accounts
President of Copa Fina: Shelbi Elkins
Shelbi Elkins launched Copa Fina in 2009, bringing together her experience as a strategy consultant and a passion for wine. As a business consultant, Shelbi specialized in growth strategy, logistics, and finance, primarily in the retail category, working with companies such as Nordstrom, Gap, the Walt Disney Company, and Cardinal Health.
Shelbi began learning about wine as a hobby, obtaining the Level 1 certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers, and studying at The Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America.
She began to seriously consider a break into the wine industry after traveling through Argentina in 2008. She fell in love with the country, the culture, and of course, the wines. She quickly identified that Argentine wines available in California was primarily limited to large, mass-produced brands.
The concept behind Copa Fina is simple: identify small, family-oriented producers whose wines deliver exceptional value for the price. Leveraging her background in big-business strategy, Shelbi seeks out boutique, yet value driver projects for long-term partnership.
In the summer of 2012, Shelbi ventured into Chile, where she identified a lineup of incredible boutique projects that fit perfectly into the Copa Fina portfolio.
Copa Fina's wines are distributed throughout northern and southern California to primarily on-premise accounts, and are available in select states through like-minded distribution partners.
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