James Martin is the CEO of Copa Di Vino. His appearance on ABC's Shark Tank is very well publicized and shot him into the limelight.
Peter Goral interviewed James for Journey To Success Radio.
CEO and Founder of Copa Di Vino, 2009 Founder, Sunshine Mill Artisan Winery, 2005 Founder, Quenett Winery, 2003
James is a native Oregonian and grew up in The Dalles, located just below the Columbia Basin of the world-renowned Columbia Gorge. He is a 7th generation farmer whose family owned cherry farms, and his family’s farms grew to become one of the largest cherry producers in the Pacific Northwest.
James Martin's appearance on ABC’s, Shark Tank. James’ Season 2 appearance is still one of the highest viewed segments of the series. With no Shark investment Copa Di Vino went from 500,000 in dollars in sales when the launched in 2009 to more than 14 million in 2014.
He made history when the producers asked him to return to Shark Tank. During his second appearance, he and the Sharks continued the conversation in heated discussions. In the end, James chose to walk away as he felt the Sharks’ goals were not aligned with his vision for Copa. “Stick to your vision, know your plan, know your business, and know your game."
James Martin and his wife Molli Martin met in high school and just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary. They are proud parents to Natasha, Griffin and Ethan.
Veteran of the United States Air Force.
IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE SOMETHING SO SMALL COULD HAVE SUCH A BIG IMPACT ON THE WAY PEOPLE ENJOY AND CONSUME WINE.
TWO YEARS OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ON EVERYTHING FROM SHAPE, FEEL, SEALING, STABILITY, MERCHANDISING AND TASTE WAS INTEGRATED INTO THE EQUATION. LO AND BEHOLD, THE COPA GLASS WAS BORN.
NOW THERE IS A WAY TO ENJOY READY TO DRINK WINE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. EVERYWHERE WINE HAD FAILED BECAUSE OF THE NEED FOR A BOTTLE, CORKSCREW AND GLASS WAS SUDDENLY MOOT. WINE COULD NOW GO TO THE BEACH, THE PARK, THE POOL,
THE LINKS - THESE ARE THE PLACES COPA HITS THAT ALL OTHER WINES MISS. JUST OPEN AND ENJOY.
COPA DI VINO IS LOCATED IN THE ONLY DESIGNATED NATIONAL SCENIC AREA IN AMERICA. TUCKED IN THE SHADOW OF MT. HOOD AND THE CASCADE MOUNTAIN RANGE, THE COPA WINERY SITS ON THE SHORES OF THE MIGHTY COLUMBIA RIVER. WE LOVE OUR HOME AND THE BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS THAT MOTHER EARTH SHARES WITH US. WE ENCOURAGE AND PRACTICE RECYCLING AND REUSING IN EVERY EFFORT TO PRESERVE THAT BEAUTY.
RECYCLE AND REUSE - THE COPA GLASS IS 100 PERCENT RECYCLABLE. THE CAP, FOIL AND GLASS ARE ALL MEANT TO BE RECYCLED. WE ENCOURAGE REUSE OF OUR WONDERFUL VESSEL. PERFECT FOR STORING SAUCES OR OTHER FOODS IN THE FREEZER, OR FOR OTHER LIQUIDS IF YOU ARE ON THE GO. JUST CAP, THROW IN THE COOLER AND ENJOY!
COPA HAS THE LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT OF ANY 187ML VESSEL CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET. THE COPA WINERY IS ALSO POWERED BY HYDROELECTRIC POWER TAKEN FROM THE DALLES DAM ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER.
THE COPA GLASS IS 33% LIGHTER THAN GLASS. LESS WEIGHT MEANS LESS TRAVEL COSTS WHILE SHIPPING OUR WINE TO RETAIL. EVERY OUNCE COUNTS FOR US.