Meet the people behind Cape Cod Cellars®
We have been going to the Cape since the early 1970s. Our first voyage was in our country squire with our cat whiskers, sea shells and red buckets from KFC. Over the next few decades, we lived and worked on Cape Cod and Nantucket. As a student at Boston College, Cape Cod Cellars founder Tim Cooney shucked oysters at The Lobster Trap on Nantucket and painted homes while living on Pleasant
Starting in 2005, our family started buying wine under its own brand including its Chatham Chardonnay and Chatham Cabernet. Over the years we selected other varietals including our trademarked Nantucket Red and our Schooner’s Sauvignon Blanc. 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.
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Stuart Armstrong- Artistic Design Curator
Stuart is an illustrator working in traditional and digital media. He has over 35 years experience in art, including 20 years spent in computer graphics, specializing in maps, technical and editorial illustration. The unique designs and beautiful creation of Cape Cod Cellars’ imagery is the contribution of Mr. Armstrong. Synthesizing the vision of CCC’s founder (whom he has known for over ten years) into practical products emanates from the invisible hand of Stuart. His relationship with CCC’s founder is one of an almost musical harmony. Among the many engagements spanning his career include such organizations as The National Geographic Society, Discovery Communications, the German Marshall Fund to international media companies.
Rhona Sutton, LLC (Apparel & Merchandise Advisor)
With studios in London and New York, Rhona Sutton, LLC works closely with CCC founder Tim Cooney in factory sourcing, inventory sampling/stocking, and the soup to nuts coordination involved in the online experience. The company has been involved for many years in both design and development across a range of products, specifically jewelry and resort wear. In addition to producing collections for their Rhona Sutton brand, they create exclusive designs for other brands like CCC and licensees such as Walt Disney. This amassed wealth of experience has allowed Rhona Sutton, LLC to become a one-stop reserve for merchandise production and providing logistics back-up as well as direct to consumer shipping.
Timothy Cooney, Founder & Chairman (Director)
Timothy Cooney founded Cape Cod Cellars Ltd is chief executive officer overseeing all legal, financial, and contractual issues. Tim is an entrepreneur, a builder of brands and companies. Tim combines his experience with a technical skill set of being an attorney (worked as an associate counsel in The White House for 3 years) and prestigious investment experience having worked over 10 years at firms as JP Morgan and Bessemer. He holds a Master’s degree from Cambridge University, a law degree (JD) from Columbus School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Boston College.
Tara Douglas-Home, (Director)
Tara is an experienced British business advisor and has known Mr. Cooney for over 20 years. Having been to Chatham Cape Cod, he immediately “got it” when Tim pitched him Cape Cod Cellars and reminisced about good times at Lord Nelson’s in Norfolk. A seasoned private investor, he is currently a senior managing consultant in IBM Global Business Services with experience in the Retail, International E-Commerce
Dr. Marcel Bessent
Also a Chatham Cape Cod visitor, Marcel has significant experience in construction and development of commercial properties. Marcel is a London resident, studied his undergraduate studies in Wales and received his