About the Business
Bringing the focus back to our hometown of Pittsburgh, today we highlight the Pittsburgh Winery. This fabulous urban winery + music venue is nestled in the popular Strip District. The grapes that go into their wines are produced in California + South America to produce bold dry wines that evolve with time and allow visitors to try new flavors to expand their palates.
From the Owner
What is your name?
Syma H., founder + owner of Pittsburgh Winery!
Where is your business located?
What inspired you to start the business?
We wanted to combine our love of dry wines and sweet sounds in the city that we love.
What about your business are you most proud of?
The sense of community that we have built through artists, musicians, and our ultra loyal clientele.
What do you enjoy most about running your business?
Expressing uncensored creativity and showcasing art for the masses in and outside of the bottle.
What challenges have you faced as a business owner?
Obviously in the beginning, financial challenges. Creating a consistent and quality product at a price suited for the market, as well as creating focused brand awareness.
What do you think makes your business unique?
We try to think outside the box, and force our customers to step outside their comfort zone with wine, art, and music.
If you had to describe the business in 3 words, what would they be?
Authentic. Sexy. Loyal.
The Fun Stuff
What is your favorite spot to visit in your city?
Andy Warhol Museum
What is your favorite food or restaurant to enjoy in your city?
Morcilla in Lawrenceville - right up the street from Pittsburgh Winery!
What is your favorite spot in the U.S to travel to and why?
California, northern + southern. Northern for the wine, obviously, and for the serene atmosphere and views. Southern for the perfect weather, the abundance of creativity, and rock ‘n roll.
Which of the five senses do you appreciate the most when you travel and why?
Taste because I am always trying to expand my palate with wines from around the world, and I love eating my way through every city.
Do you have a travel memory that is important to you? If so, please share.
My first time in Napa was formative in that I truly fell in love with the wine industry as a whole. Being fully immersed in the wine world was the greatest education I could have experienced, and I have gone back every year since.
What would the name of your biography be?
Sweet Child of Wine
What is your favorite 90s jam?
Ironic by Alanis Morrisette