Cellar Staff


Connor is a native Pittsburgher who started making wine at home with his father, even before he could legally drink! As he continued to pursue chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, it became clear that his passion was wine production. Connor pays many visits to the Cellar’s California suppliers and travels internationally to explore all aspects of wine education. But most of all, Connor loves seeing guests visit R Wine Cellar to enjoy R wines!


After seven years of living in New York City’s Financial District, NYU-graduate Liz Mistick returns to her native Pittsburgh to share her love of wine and food with fellow yinzers. In March 2020, she completed the International Culinary Center’s (NYC) Wine Studies program and Intensive Sommelier training. As she waits patiently to taker her Certified Sommelier exam, you’ll find Liz behind R Wine Cellar’s bar popping bottles of Bubbly and serving up regional charcuterie products to enjoy with your wine flights.


Meet Caleb. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Caleb has been in Pittsburgh for nearly four years to study his passion of filmmaking at Point Park University. When Caleb is not at the Cellar on Penn talking about the Cabernet Sauvignon, you can find him directing shorts films, exploring the city, or hiking the mountains in northern New York.


Nick’s family was in the wine & liquor business in Delaware since before he was born, and now he’s very excited to provide our customers with the unique wine experiences the Cellar on Penn offers. Nick’s day is not complete without great wine and great music. His favorite wine is our Carménère but be sure to ask him about making cocktails with our Margaret apple spice wine! If you like the music you hear during your visit, be sure to ask him about it.


Nikki was born and raised in Pittsburgh’s North Side and is now a mother of four. While her career is in marketing, she has been at the Cellar for over year, where she is able to explore her passion for service and hospitality. Be sure to talk to Nikki about the Ambrosia (her favorite), or any of the Cellar’s whiskey cocktails.


Noah is a Pittsburgh native and bustling visual artist. When he isn’t pouring glasses of Carménère and Fume Blanc, you can typically find him working a camera on whatever project fits his fancy that week. Noah loves taking pictures of drinks almost as much as he enjoys tasting them, and the Cellar on Penn certainly has no lack of options!

R Wine Cellar is a proud Pittsburgh, PA winery joining the many Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania wineries to produce handcrafted wines in affiliation with the Pennsylvania Winery Association. www.pennsylvaniawine.com

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