About us

 
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Our Story

In 1958 my parents fell in love with a parcel of land near Groveland with its majestic views of Yosemite. Their dream was to build a home there, surrounded by the grandeur of the Sierras. Fifty years later, my wife and I returned to make their dream a reality.

Located just outside of Groveland, CA, that land is now the site of our family's home and the location of our distinctive vineyard and our family-owned winery. It is land that we have grown to love and hope to maintain as a family treasure for decades to come.  

Ron & Cheryl Harms

 
 
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Who We Are

Cheryl and Ron Harms are the owners of Yosemite Cellars. Ron grew up in the small community of Groveland where Yosemite Cellars is located. Ron completed his graduate education in Wisconsin, and enjoyed a career of nearly 30 years in health care management. Cheryl is originally from Southern California. She spent her early career in education, followed by work in retail management and sales. Together, Cheryl and Ron raised three children: Ryan, a winemaker and owner of Union Wine Company in Oregon; Eric, the Director of Finance for Union Wine Company and co-owner of the Christopher Michael and Amity Vineyards wine brands; and Kara, who lives in the Boston area with her family.


While none of our family was born into the wine business, we have collectively developed a passion for growing grapes, making great wine and sharing in our common experience. For our family, it doesn't get better than that!

 
 

About the Images

Yosemite Cellars has been established on land that has been part of our family for over 50 years. Our photos reflect the elements that we love about our property: the beauty and tranquility of our setting, the four season climate, and an abundance of sunshine. Come and visit! Thanks to photographer Will Feffer for his recent contributions to our photo array!