Our History


Pittsburgh Winery is a boutique urban winery located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District with roots going back 17 years. Winemaker and owner Tim Gaber began his winemaking career with a small group of friends making small batches of wine the old fashioned way. This hobby slowly began to develop into something more as he became more and more impassioned about everything wine and wine making. The obsession grew as he began to collaborate with seasoned vintners in California and to study at UC Davis in order to sharpen his winemaking skills. This passion and skill evolved over the years, first as a partner and founder of a small private winery, then as the owner operator of the Pittsburgh Winery nestled in the cellar of an old bank building located at 2815 Penn Avenue. He created onsite production, storage and comfortable seating among the barrels of aging wine, and a quaint little California style tasting room with friendly and knowledgeable staff providing an up close and personal experience. Urban wineries do not own vineyards so they have the opportunity to bring in wine grapes from some of the best vineyards in the world. Being a Pittsburgh native Tim is proud to be able to source Premium California and Chilean wine grapes and to be able to produce world class wines right here at home. This access to quality fruit, along with an imaginative winemaking style has resulted in hand crafted, fine wines that are anything but ordinary.