"Faith. Family. Follow your dreams and fear not."
- DENIS BROOKS
Opening Deer Creek Winery was a risk. We were in the middle of the Great Recession, and we started out specializing in fruit wine rather than more recognizable wine varieties. But our family had owned this land for five generations—we knew that our farm already produced the finest raspberries available, and we knew that we could grow something amazing here.
So, we opened our Winery in September of 2009, bottling raspberry wines and selling them to local wine lovers, restaurants, and stores. Soon we had expanded our operation to include other types of wine, and our products could be found in restaurants and stores throughout Western Pennsylvania. The first Deer Creek Winery retail outlet opened in 2010, and in 2013 we created our Olive Grove label to sell flavored olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars.
Now Deer Creek Winery is producing over 20 types of wine, as well as olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and wine sorbets. We have retail outlets all over Western Pennsylvania, and you can find our products in over 140 stores and restaurants. The Winery is a top destination for wine enthusiasts and people looking for beautiful, scenic event spaces.
As a constant reminder, I have written on the walls of our show room the key phrases from Micah 6:8 “Do Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly.” This serves as a constant reminder –
I know I can follow my dreams and fear not. I encourage you to do the same.