Kimberly Mettler-Eells, General Manager
Kimberly Mettler Eells grew up in Lodi as part of a multi-generational farming family. Although grape growing was always the focus, they grew many other types of produce for their family fruit stand, which she worked at as a kid in the summer.

After graduating in 1992 from Lodi High School, she attended Consumnes River College and worked as a preschool teacher. She then went on to California State University of San Diego to study Speech Pathology. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and met her husband Jason while in San Diego, whom she married in 1999. Deciding to change her major from Speech Pathology to Psychology resulted in a change of schools as well. Kimberly returned to Northern California and attended the Psychology program at California State University Sacramento. She graduated in 1998 with a BA in Psychology, cum laude.

Kimberly then decided to pursue her graduate degree and applied to the Masters program at the University of the Pacific in Stockton CA. She completed her Masters of Arts in Educational Counseling Psychology, as well as her Pupil Personnel Services credential in 2000. In the meantime, the dynamics of the family business was diversifying and the decision was made to start their own brand. After completing all the necessary internships and substitute teaching, she returned to the family business to learn a completely new business.

Kimberly has been on board since the inauguration and has seen the brand blossom over the years. Wearing many hats, as you often do in a small, family business she is involved in every aspect involving Mettler Family Vineyards. Including but not limited to; brand development, marketing, hospitality, wedding coordination, direct to consumer sales and traveling to promote the Mettler wines. She also has the pleasure of being the direct line of communication to National Sales Manager Richard, who along with her communicate to the distributors and brokers involved with Mettler. The wine business is a people business, and she has valued the many lasting friendships she has made within the industry. When she is not working, she jokes it seems like she is cleaning house or doing laundry, but she enjoys cooking (as long as Jason does the dishes), entertaining and spending time with her daughters at their home in Lodi.

Kimberly Mettler-Eells


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