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!