A Focus

On Community

Here at Amber Falls we are more than a winery; we're a community. Read more about our history and meet our family below!

Our Family Values

“How do we contribute to the community” has always guided the actions of the Amber Falls family. Will our existence and actions enrich our community and the lives of others? How will we embrace the community and enhance the lives of our employees, family, neighbors and friends. As a family owned business these values have always been important to us. Amber Falls chose to contribute and the larger community has embraced and rewarded us.

 

Community extends far beyond Hampshire and our surrounding 

Areas. Our fundraising events include, Boys & Girls Club, St. Jude Children Hospital, James K. Polk Memorial Home and many others. Donations, made possible by our loyal friends and customers, have been made to charities around the state and beyond.

Meet The Team

Tim Zaunbrecher

Owner

Tim coordinates the vineyard, winery, and Opry Mills Mall satellite store. He is proud of the fact that Amber Falls has been voted Best Winery and Best Place to Buy Wine. An interesting fact about Tim is that, prior to Amber Falls, he was a high school football and baseball coach. In his time off the vineyard, Tim likes to spend time with his family, travel, and read historical novels.

Judy Zaunbrecher

Owner

Judy serves the vineyard as its gift shop manager and event coordinator. She is proud of the many events hosted at Amber Falls. Before Amber Falls, Judy established and coordinated a Student and Teacher exchange between the Russian Space Center and local Tennessee Schools. Off the vineyard, she enjoys spending time with family, painting, and reading.

Pat Cluchey

Wine Maker

Pat supervises and executes the design and production of all Amber Falls wines, including the innovation of new wines. He is proud of the fact that Amber Falls has been voted Best Winery and won many local awards for original wines. Off the vineyard, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting.

Margaret Cluchey

Office Manager

Margaret is responsible for tasting room sales, payroll, and accounts payable. She is proud of the fact that Amber Falls has been consistently voted 'Best Winery'. In her life, family always comes first. After work, Margaret enjoys crafting and creating handmade keepsakes.

Gabriel Zaunbrecher

Winery & Satellite Store Coordinator

Gabe leads out label and poster design, media relations, and the synergy between Amber Falls' two locations. Before Amber Falls, he worked as a videoman for a long-running outdoor hunting and fishing show. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.

Seth Wiebe

Winemaker

Seth's role includes wine production, innovation of new wines, purchasing inventory, and scheduling music for weekend events at the vineyard. In his free time, Seth enjoys listening to and can arrange music. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his family.

Damian Medford

Tasting Room Associate 

Damian greets customers in the Hampshire and Nashville tasting rooms, introducing them to Amber Falls. He is proud of the fact that Amber Falls has been voted Best Place to Buy Wine. His hobbies include collecting rare automobiles, camping, and time with family and friends.

Walter "Bubba" Bullock

Grounds & Vineyard Associate

Bubba is responsible for the condition and appearance of our beautiful vineyard and winery grounds. He is proud of the thousands of people that enjoy the vineyard grounds annually. Bubba is a native of Hampshire and enjoys time with family and friends.

Brandon Griffin

Distribution Manager &
Wine Club Manager

As part of his role, Brandon establishes and maintains a direct relationship with distributors, organizes sales locations, and coordinates special events, our wine club membership, and shipping. In his time with Amber Falls, he has helped facilitate a 50% increase in distribution sales and the addition of statewide distribution to Alabama. In his free time, Brandon is a Bourbon connoisseur and enjoys BBQ, cooking, and camping.

Charles "CJ" Hogan

Sales & Grounds Associate

CJ is responsible for facilitating sales at our Hampshire Tasting Room, keeping wine cellars stocked, and tending to our many flower beds. Few people know that at one point, he owned 8 cars. CJ loves to work on cars and ride motorcycles.

Elizabeth "Liz" Bermiller

Co-Manager, Nashville Store

Liz is responsible for scheduling, training, sales, and event coordination at the Opry Mills Store as well as managing social media for Amber Falls. She enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs, family and friends, and hiking and gardening. 

Mike Mortimer

Vineyard & Maintenance Manager

Mike is responsible for keeping the winery and vineyard operating, vine care and maintenance. Mike is an Air Force Veteran, lived in England as a young man, and has traveled the USA extensively. He enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.