About Us

 

 

 

 

The Beemiller family started Nella Terra Cellars Boutique Winery and Event Center in 2014 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?

 

2017 Viognier

Whitney Beemiller-English

Events Manager

Whitney was married at Nella Terra in 2019. She’s been managing events for 9+ years and is ready to make your special day perfect. Her goal is seeing all Nella Terra couples happy.

Her favorite Nella Terra wine? 

 

2017 Pinot Noir - it was harvested the day her son was born!

Kendall Beemiller

Wine Club Manager + Event Specialist

Kendall was married at Nella Terra in 2018. 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

Shardé Tucker

Event Specialist

Shardé joined Nella Terra in 2017. She loves meeting couples and showing them the beauty of the venue. She has a passion for weddings and enjoys helping couples throughout the planning process and on their wedding day.

Her favorite Nella Terra wine?

 

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

Adam Pine

Wedding Beverage Manager

Adam joined the team in 2020; a natural life of the party, you'll find him behind the bar making sure you and your guests are enjoying the evening. Adam is a fellow Sunol-native with a green thumb, helping us maintain the grounds and gardens.

His favorite Nella Terra wine? 

 

Estate Grown Sparkling Viognier

5005 Sheridan Rd.

Sunol, CA 94586

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