Joe is the Owner and Head Distiller of Red Horse Distillery. The brand name Dos Gringos Agave Spirits was created by Joe and close personal friend Bob Golic. Bob is a former Pro-Football player and current radio personality.
Joe has over 50 years experience in wine and spirit making. He started as a young man working in Hungary during the summers with his family. Soon after that, his passion grew into home wine making and distilling. In the early 2000's he began planning for his winery and distillery in Ohio. He has won many gold metals over the years and has also been respected as one of the best in the wine and spirit industry.
Joe retired and moved to Fort Myers,Florida in June 2021 with his wife Kelly and step-daughter Katie, but missed doing what he did best! So, he is opening Red Horse Distillery in Florida as well as inviting other distillers to join him!
Katie is currently the Apprentice Distiller while she completes her degree in Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University. Her prior education includes The College of Wooster and Mount Union University where she is an Alpha Delta Pi Alumni.
Katie is bilingual in both English and Spanish. She has experience in wine making and distilling as the daughter of Owners Kelly and Joe Semansky.