Matthew Check

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. Ask Matt about his specialty, Carménère, he has made quite a name for himself making amazing wine with a grape that has been all but forgotten. For years Matt has been working with grapes from South America, California, & Washington.

Head Winemaker

Matt's signature wine "The Dark Angel" won Double Gold, Best in Class and scored an impressive 97 points at the 2023 Sunset International Competition in Sonoma, CA, as well as Double Gold at The Concours d'Vin 2023 Competition.

Head Winemaker, Co-Founder