The Beemiller family started Nella Terra Cellars Boutique Winery and Event Center in 2013 as a benefit corporation. Benefit corporations are committed to creating public benefit and sustainable value. It’s a multi-generational family owned and operated business.

The family has owned the property since 1978 and wanted to share its beauty with others. We planted our first vineyard in 2013. The unique microclimate of Nella Terra’s valley provides an ideal environment for growing high quality California grapes. Our vines are grown with a combination of sustainable and organic practices. On our hillside vineyards, we grow varietals that are well suited for Sunol; Viognier, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Albariño and Syrah. With our prime conditions and terroir, these varietals produce rich and complex flavors when artfully fermented into wine.

We began hosting large private events in 2014. We are honored to have hosted hundreds of weddings and to have the opportunity to be a part of such a memorable, special day in each couple’s lives.

 

 

Meet the Team

Gerry Beemiller

Founder

It was Gerry's vision that turned his backyard cattle pasture into a breath-taking wedding venue that thousands of people visit every year. You can often find Gerry greeting guests in the parking lot or sipping wine alongside guests in the tasting room.

His favorite Nella Terra wine? 

 

Any vintage of our estate Pinot Noir
 

Paulette Beemiller

Chief Beautification Officer (CBO)

She wears many hats - or should we say visors? Paulette works hard ensuring the grounds at Nella Terra are pristine for visitors. She can name just about every plant onsite.

Her favorite Nella Terra wine?

 

Izzy's blend of course! It's named after her late sidekick pooch

Griffin Beemiller

Wine Guy

An engineer by training, this wine guy found himself entranced by the chemistry of winemaking and distillation. He manages the land, the tasting room and all things vineyard, wine and spirits at Nella Terra.

His favorite Nella Terra wine?

 

Petite Sirah

Whitney Beemiller-English

Events Manager

She’s been managing events for 7+ years and is ready to make your special day perfect. Her goal is seeing all Nella Terra couples happy.

Her favorite Nella Terra wine? 

 

Sparkling Viognier

Kendall Beemiller

Wine Club Manager + Event Specialist

She runs the wine club, manages marketing, and helps with event sales and venue management. She loves working alongside her husband, Griffin, in the tasting room.

Her favorite Nella Terra wine?

 

Pinot Noir Rosé, Griffin and Kendall handpick and make this small batch wine themselves

Shardé Tucker

Event Specialist

Shardé joined Nella Terra in 2017 as a stellar member of our event sales and venue management team.

Her favorite Nella Terra wine?

 

Chardonnay, or as we like to say, Shard-onnay

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