Our Rich History
Judy and Tim purchased the Lewis County property in 2003 with the intention of building and opening a christian retreat center. As things worked out the retreat center did not happen and a beautiful vineyard and winery developed. The first vines, Seyval Blanc and Chardonel, were planted in 2005. For the next 3 years several thousand more vines were planted as the vineyard expanded.
Different varieties including, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Blanc du Bois and others were added. Certain varieties, especially the Cab Sauv and Cab Franc did not grow or produce quality grapes in our climate and were replaced by additional Chambourcin vines. Our Chambourcin vines produce a very unique, rich, dark and sweet grape in our “chert” soil. Our soil is rich in iron and gives our dark red Chambourcin its special rich flavor.
The winery tasting room opened in March of 2008 and the community has never been the same. Travelers and wine lovers from every state and many international countries and discovered Hampshire and Amber Falls Winery & Cellars. Award winning wines, live music, fundraising events, food trucks, television specials, magazine articles and more have brought attention to this wonderful community and the people and families living and working here.
In 2019 Amber Falls Winery and Tasting Room, Nashville was opened. The outstanding Satellite Room and Wine Bar introduced the wonders of Amber Falls Winery to a much larger audience. It has been wonderful and now Nashville, and the world, are able to experience and enjoy the specialness of Amber Falls Winery & Cellars and our community of family and friends.
Experience our Tasting Room in Nashville
With a store located in the Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee, experiencing, enjoying, tasting, and buying Amber Falls wines has never been more convenient!