Guy Cellier and JR Pataray cultivate the Vanillerie, a small vanilla farm on the west side of Hawaii's Big Island. 

We invite visitors on an unexpected journey to taste, tour, and treasure our hand grown vanilla,
immersed in Hawaii's remarkable and refreshing natural abundance.

  Guy Cellier  Born and raised in South Africa, Guy had the pleasure to call many places home before settling eventually on the Big Island. Passionate about all manner of flora, his thirty years of forestry and agricultural experience helped him grow and manage the Big Island's sustainable Eucalyptus forests of over 18 million trees. Guy now delights local, domestic, and international visitors to his vanilla farm with the beauty and history of this storied spice.

Guy Cellier
Born and raised in South Africa, Guy had the pleasure to call many places home before settling eventually on the Big Island. Passionate about all manner of flora, his thirty years of forestry and agricultural experience helped him grow and manage the Big Island's sustainable Eucalyptus forests of over 18 million trees. Guy now delights local, domestic, and international visitors to his vanilla farm with the beauty and history of this storied spice.

JR Pataray
A native of the Philippines and endowed with the greenest thumb on the island, JR's unrivaled ability to coax life from West Hawaii's erstwhile lava fields offers visitors to our farm a singular and unexpected botanical experience. Since raising the Vanillerie, and the working nursery that surrounds it, from the ground, JR now manages the day-to-day logistics of keeping our myriad plants happy and healthy. Be sure to ask him about his goats!