The motley crew of humans who brought our house to life


Matthew Check

Head Winemaker

At the heart and soul of Cellar Beast Winehouse is our award winning Head Winemaker and creator of the wine Dark Angel, Matt Check. There’s no doubt that our wines would not be renown if it weren’t for Matt's masterful technique.  A Level IV Sommelier (Wine School of Philadelphia) and former athlete; his energy and enthusiasm are contagious.


Karin Kozlowski

Vineyard Manager, Cider Witch

A former glassblower and fire-breather, Karin has been a dedicated vineyard and cellar rat for the past decade, as well having 19 years experience in the service industry. She started making wine and cider in the Midwest before she came back to her birth-state of PA. Upon her return, she achieved her Level IV ADV Sommelier Certificate and Teaching Certification from the Wine School of Philadelphia where she is currently a Masters Candidate. Karin has an undying love of vultures, prefers being outside, is a major supporter of natural wine, will always help you light a fire and is incredibly excited to bring you delectably unusual cider concoctions.

Brian Crew

Winemaker, Sales Manager

Adding knowledge, professionalism, and hints of humor to Cellar Beast Winehouse is our award winning expert Winemaker and creator of the wine Midnight Archer, Brian Crew. There is no question that our superb wine quality relies on Brian’s attention to detail. A Level III Sommelier (Wine School of Philadelphia) working on his Level IV and former entertainer; he is always eager to share wine and knowledge in a unique way.

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