Cellar 426 sits high on the hill with 360 degrees of breathtaking views. We invite guests to enjoy a relaxing experience at our farm winery. Enjoy tasting award winning Nebraska-crafted wines in a beautiful tasting room designed with the comfort and warmth of a modern lodge. Cellar 426 lies halfway between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska two largest cities. Come and enjoy Cellar 426’s wines on the expansive  winery terrace overlooking the magnificent views of the wooded countryside and Lincoln skyline in the distance. Sure to be an experience like no other!

Amy & Richard
Richard & Amy Hilske

The owners and creators of Cellar 426 Winery, Richard and Amy combined their love of wine and the outdoors to begin this unique venture. Shortly after they met they began travelling across the country to vineyards and producing small batches of wine at home. It was during these trips their dream to open a winery began.

Today the Hilske’s can be found hard at work on the many aspects needed to keep the winery running smoothly. Amy can often be found out in the estate vineyard pruning, weeding, and shoot thinning, or testing the grapes for harvest. On most weekends, Amy is watching over the tasting room greeting customers and pouring our award winning wines. Richard is usually in the Cellar crafting our wines or tending the business operations of the winery.

All of their hard work in the cellar has paid off with over 160 medals for our wines at International Wine Competitions against wines from all over the country and globe. Including a Best Hybrid Wine at the 2022 Monterey International Wine Competition in Monterey, California! A testament to their hard work and dedication to making fine wines. They are always ensuring guests are treated like family and enjoy their time when visiting.

When not working at the winery they enjoy spending time with their kids Erich and Evan, traveling, playing with Apollo, and watching the Huskers!


Olivia joined Cellar 426 in January 2022 and works many jobs at Cellar 426 as our Winery and Vineyard Assistant. She works hard in the vineyard to make sure the grapes are growing  at their best. She also helps in the cellar to produce our award winning wines. Olivia is from South Carolina and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Viticulture. She had internships at wineries in Michigan and at E & J Gallo Winery in California. 


Jennifer has been with Cellar 426 since 2014. She began as a volunteer and now keeps the tasting room and kitchen  running smoothly. Jennifer loves to visit with customers and make them a part of the Cellar 426 family. Outside of the winery she loves camping, spending time with her wonderful husband and kids. When you arive she will welcome you with a warm smile and conversation. 

Cellar 426 Staff
The Cellar 426 Staff

We have a wonderful and knowledgeable staff at Cellar 426. They work hard to assure you have a fantastic experience at the winery and can guide you through a wine tasting or recommend a wine that you will enjoy. The staff enjoys learning about our great customers and making them a part of the Cellar 426 family!

Photo of Apollo

Apollo is our friendly chocolate lab that loves sniffing for treasures and taking long walks on the estate. He loves people and especially likes to give them a loving kiss.  As he has gotten older he has taken up residence inside with his owners sleeping on his bed. You may catch a glimpse of him when he is being walked, if so he is quite a charmer and is so darn cute!

Amazing wines and cider! Try the caramel apple sangria if it's in season, and definitely don't skip the homemade apple pie cider if you're a cider fan! Frank was an exceptional host and he definitely took good care of us. If you're on the fence, just stop in!

- Amanda