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, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, were planted in 2005. For the next 3 years, several thousand more vines were planted as the vineyard expanded.
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 have 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 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 to see how, over the years, our community has grown and thousands across the world have been able to experience and enjoy the specialness of Amber Falls Winery & Cellars and join our community of family and friends.