Meet Our Winemakers

Wine barrels


Meet Our Winemakers

Wine being pressed

Wine brought Abeja winemakers Daniel Wampfler and Amy Alvarez-Wampfler together. Quite literally, in fact, long before the accomplished husband and wife winemaking team found their way to each other.

Dan began his career as a classically trained winemaker, holding research enology and winemaking positions with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Amy found her path to winemaking by way of a tasting room. That experience led her to pursue a degree in winemaking while she worked as a Columbia Crest enologist. It was at Columbia Crest where the couple's professional and personal lives crossed.

After leaving Columbia Crest, Dan to take the reins as Dunham Cellars' head winemaker and Amy to serve as Sinclair Cellars' general manager and winemaker, their dream of working together again seemed improbable. That changed when Abeja approached the couple in late 2015.

Since joining Abeja in January 2016, Dan and Amy have combined their formidable winemaking talents with their love for one another. Their goal is to create handcrafted wines that are the result of meticulous viticultural practices; customized, small lot fermentation and aging; and selective blending.

Winemakers Amy and Dan
Lemon Raspberry Cake
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A Fine Way to Start the Day

A stay at The Inn includes a gourmet breakfast

Vineyard outside farm house
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An Inn for all Seasons

The Inn at Abeja is open year-round to guests

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