About us

We have lived, worked and indeed, played, on all parts of Cape Cod, Nantucket and the Vineyard. As a student at Boston College, Cape Cod Cellars founder Tim Cooney (self confessed “wash ashore”) shucked oysters at The Lobster Trap on Nantucket and painted homes while living on Pleasant street. Tim’s sister Kathleen waited tables at Christian restaurant in Chatham. Today, Tim’s children enjoy the Cape with adventures at Cape Cod Sea Camp, playing tennis at CBTC or simply “being kids” at the home on Linden Tree lane.

Over fifteen years ago, due to high prices and poor off season inventory, Tim and his extended family, one of whom ran a garden center in Chatham, started buying wine for their own stock. Each year, we taste wines from all over the world that we feel reflect the spirit, taste and qualities of the Cape, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. We also talk to our friends like you and ask your opinion! Check out our video below.

In the 19th century, English & Irish seaman would consult French negociants when selecting which wines and cuisines to serve at high table. Cape Cod Cellars understands this tradition. What started as a private reserve for hotels, family and select restaurants in Chatham, Cape Cod, Cape Cod Cellars (“CCC”) has crossed the pond. From the finest wines in the world to our own CCC branded reserve, Cape Cod Cellars offers a unique experience for you, from one’s pallet to one’s personal lifestyle offering.

Directors and Senior Advisors


Kathlin Argiro – Marketing and Branding Advisor
Seasoned Fashion Designer and entrepreneur who has over 20 years of design and product development experience.

George Chip Stelljes III
Senior Advisor and Member of the Advisory Board

Mr. Stelljes is currently the managing partner of private equity investment vehicle St. John’s Capital, LLC. With an extensive history of leadership and excellence in business management and holds MBA from the University of Virginia.

Jerry Johnson- Partnership & Capital Advisor
Jerry is a partner at RLJ Equity. A former White House Fellow, Jerry has held positions with McKinsey and Co., DLJ, American Capital and Bank of America. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Tara Douglas-Home
Experienced British business advisor. Senior managing consultant in IBM Global Business Services with experience in the Retail, International E-Commerce and Utilities industries, among others.


Dr. Marcel Bessent Phd
Has significant experience in the investment field having worked for several years at JP Morgan running a derivatives arbitrage desk as well as the investment fund Citadel.

Joe Popolo

Joe Popolo
BS in finance from Boston College and an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Joe and his wife Chris live in Dallas but spend their summers at their home in Cotuit on Cape Cod, with their three children.

Timothy Cooney, Founder & Chairman
Founded Cape Cod Cellars. Tim is an entrepreneur, a builder of brands and companies. Worked as an associate counsel in The White House for 3 years and worked over a decade in the investment industry with firms as Loomis, JP Morgan and Bessemer.

Doug Campbell- Beverage Executive
Twelve years of marketing and innovation experience with
Diageo, including Ketel One and President, GM at Brewery Ommegang

Seb Waligorski – Marketing and Technology Senior Advisor
A globally experienced specialist in developing online business using the newest technology and marketing strategies.

CCC supports The Grant Koch scholarship fund benefitting Cape Cod Sea Camps for underprivileged children to attend camp. Starting in 2020, CCC will allocate a % of sales to this fund for all apparel items purchased online.

Proud Sponsor of the Fisherman’s Alliance, Hookers Ball