Our Story

cape cod cellars

live the cape cod life

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.

Inspired by you

Many people from around the United States come to Cape Cod each year to spend the holiday of their dream. In tranquility, peace, harmony, and with the best food and wine. That’s why we thrive to provide you with the best Cape Cod experience through our selected wines no matter the season and where you live. 

The best of the best

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.

The legend

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 palate to one’s personal lifestyle offering.

The best grapes

Our wine comes from the best vineyards in the country where the grapes and wine are carefully crafted with the family tradition. 

We serve you

You can buy Cape Cod Cellars wine in the United States. We ship to over 40 states. You can choose from our 6 wines or join our Wine Club so we take care of the delivery of the wine to your doorstep each month.

Founder & Chairman

Timothy Cooney

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.

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.
Director and Member of the Advisory Board

Joe Popolo

Joe is former CEO of Freeman Companies, one of the largest event planning companies in the world. Under his tenure, he grew revenues from $1b to $3b. 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. 

Beverage Executive

Doug Campbell

Along with Troy Aikman, Founder of “Eight”, Dough has twelve years of marketing and innovation experience with Diageo, including Ketel One and President, GM at Brewery Ommegang.

Senior Advisor and Member of the Advisory Board

George Chip Stelljes III

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.
Partnership & Capital Advisor

Jerry Johnson

Jerry is a partner at Halifax Group. Among Halifax’s investor sector include consumer products and franchising. 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.

Regional Director

Pam Gallagher

Pam has a proven track record in the Wine and Spirit industry. She started with Connoisseurs of Boston before joining Robert Mondavi Family of Wines. With extensive experience, Pam has worked as a Business Manager with Stirrings Better Cocktails and Rutherford Ranch Winery. Pam’s expertise in working with Northeast Distributors sets her apart from others.
Regional Director

Jim Leaverton

Wine and Spirits Industry for 40 years, started with District Manager with Gallo in Los Angeles for 5 years, Field Marketing Manager Massachusetts for Gallo, State Manager Kansas for Gallo. Sales Manager Martignetti, Massachusetts, Sales Manager Horizon Beverage, Massachusetts.

Strategic Advisor

Nikki Horn

Strategic advisor with a wealth of experience in Asset & Wealth Management as well as experience running a small online business. Nikki held positions at several top financial institutions where she managed ultra high net worth client accounts and cultivated strong relationships with clients and colleagues. Nikki holds a Bachelor’s in International Business with a minor in Finance and is also certified with FINRA series 7 and 63 licenses.


Mark Sherbertes

Senior Advisor, Distribution

Aimee Cronin

20 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry including brand development and both e-commerce and traditional sales and distribution. She has brought new products to market nationally for Bacardi, Boisset Family Estates, Pernod Ricard USA and Laurent Perrier Champagne, and developed the trade playbook for Pernod Ricard USA.

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.