Gerret Copeland

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Gerret Copeland, Proprietor and Chairman, Bouchaine Vineyards. "Gerret's father, Lammot du Pont Copeland, was the 11th president of the DuPont Company. He was also a founder of the Wilmington, Delaware, chapter of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. His mother, Pamela Copeland, a noted horticulturalist, enjoyed fine wine as well and was the first woman in the U.S. invited to join the Chevaliers du Tastevin...

"In 1981, Gerret and his wife Tatiana, along with a group of partners, purchased and began renovating the oldest winery in the Carneros region. They gave a nod to his family's old world heritage by naming it Château Bouchaine. A decade later, Gerret and Tatiana bought out the original partners to become sole proprietors of the winery. They renamed it Bouchaine Vineyards to acknowledge wines inspired not only by the elegant tradition of Burgundy but also the exuberance of Napa...

"Prior to his involvement with Bouchaine, Gerret developed a successful New York Stock Exchange brokerage firm which he sold to Dean Witter. He resides in Wilmington, Delaware, where he is very involved with environmental causes. He helped establish The Brandywine Conservancy and its Environmental Management Center in Pennsylvania, which protects the Brandywine River Valley from pollution and over-development. For 10 years, as director of the Environmental Management Center, he assisted in preserving thousands of acres of open land in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He is also active with Longwood Gardens, The Mount Cuba Center and the Napa County Land Trust. Gerret currently serves as Chairman of the Delaware Art Museum..." [1]

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  1. About, Bouchaine Vineyards, accessed October 3, 2011.