Joe Juniper

Joe’s love of plants led him to the Ohio Wine Industry at the young age of 13. Working in the vineyards of Sandusky Ohio, Joe quickly grew a deep interest for the byproduct of his hard work, WINE! Over the years Joe has helped multiple vineyard operations throughout North Central Ohio. At the age of 22 Joe became managing partner at Vermilion Valley Vineyards, making him the youngest person in Ohio history to own a stake in a winery. He takes great pride in his 100% estate grown business model and is a huge advocate for Ohio grown fruit and the need to increase vineyard acreage. In 2017, he was elected to the board of The Ohio Wine Producers Association where he currently serves as vice president. In 2018, the holding company “Ohio Vineyard Management LLC” was created, possessing Vermilion Valley Vineyards, Pegasus Wine Cellars, and The Winerie LLC. OVM is currently scaling to over 150 acres planted with dozens more in private management contracts.