MEET THE OWNERS
Louisa is a founder of Beachaven along with her father, Judge William O. Beach in 1986. She has been running the winery ever since, for over 30 years. Beachaven is the oldest single family owned winery in Tennessee! Her and Ed's son, Wilson has recently joined the Beachaven team.
Ed is a founder of Beachaven along with Louisa's father, Judge William O. Beach in 1986. He has been running the winery ever since, for over 30 years. You can find him in the vineyard checking the vines, at the tasting bar helping staff or giving a tour.
Wilson Cooke is the son of Ed and Louisa and the grandson of Judge Beach, making Beachaven's family Tennessee's only three generation wine family. Wilson has recently joined us after having worked in the wine industry in Michigan and New Zealand for several years.
MEET THE WINEMAKERS
Josh has been making wine at Beachaven since 2011. He loves that there is nothing mundane working at a winery/vineyard - every season brings a different set of work responsibilities. In his spare time, you can find him out on his boat.
Kelly joined the Beachaven team in 2016 and is a co-winemaker overseeing the wine production process. Her experience before Beachaven included 6 years as a logistics planner at a national manufacturer after serving as an army aviator for 7 years.
Kelly earned a BSE from West Point, majoring in Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. She has earned certificates in both Viticulture and Enology, as well as holding the title of Certified Wine Specialist from the Society of Wine Educators.
Even though she spends her days at the winery, her beverage of choice is a nice bourbon in the evenings.
MEET THE SALES TEAM
RETAIL MANAGER & EVENT COORDINATOR
WINE CLUB MANAGER
IN LOVING MEMORY
JUDGE WILLIAM O. BEACH
Sept 5, 1922 - Nov 26, 1991
Judge Beach is known by many as the father of the Tennessee wine industry. His efforts both in the vineyard and his home wine making cellar as well as in the Tennessee legislature opened the doors for Tennessee to develop a modern craft beverage industry.
CLAUS "DUTCH" MAN
Feb 29, 1924 - Mar 25, 2017
Unfortunately we lost our friend Dutch on March 25, 2017. He was our vineyard pruner and resident artist, carving his folk art on the barrel heads for over 20 years. He was a WWII veteran, retired school principal and a very dear friend of ours. He was a Beachaven celebrity, meeting and greeting customers while he hand-carved the barrels. He never met a stranger and loved sharing experiences with people, especially other retired military. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and we miss him dearly.
Feb 14, 1943 - Feb 5th, 2020
Charles was our Master Gardener for 15 years. He kept us looking great all year long, as well as doing all kinds of maintenance around the property. His loving care of our premises made us proud and our visitors happy. Many of you have come inside the winery with a photo of one of our unusual flowers and asked what it is. Charles's contributions to Beachaven are enormous.
Charles passed away in February 2020. We will miss him greatly.