As owner of Vinoski Winery, Walt Vinoski claimed his family heritage as “Son of a Winemaker” and followed the winemaking talents of his European ancestors. In his early days of winemaking, the Pennsylvania native focused on making wine from the grapes and fruit that grew naturally in the regions of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
While his efforts produced award winning wines, he did not rest on his laurels. In pursuit of making the best wine possible, he carefully sources the very best grapes from around the country to create the complex, sophisticated wines that are the cornerstone of Vinoski Winery.
Walt’s nephew, Justin Reed, is the newest winemaker at Vinoski Winery. Justin began learning the art of winemaking from Walt while he was a stone miner in the Laurel Highlands. Justin is also a talented artist engraving intricate designs in glass and metal. He utilizes his patience, attention to detail, and tendency for perfection to assist Walt in producing the winery’s sweeter wines. Currently, they are studying the property and developing plans to plant the vineyard and begin winemaking operations at the Castle.