OUR HISTORY The Beginning of Spyglass Ridge Winery
What began as a hobby has taken on a life of its own, as both proprietors Tom and Tammy Webb can attest to.
Tom Webb, Jr. had a love of wine making that stemmed from high school days. But it wasn't until college that he learned the actual process of making wine from fresh fruit from his landlord who just happened to have a small scale personal winery in the basement of his home. He deepened his knowledge even more while working at a vineyard & winery in the Lehigh Valley area. Tom's wine making skills were an asset to the owner, who was more versed on the vineyard side of things. It was a natural pairing of expertise.
In 1995, Tammy's grandparents were looking to sell their farm that had been in the family for generations and they wanted it to remain that way. After much discussion, Tom and Tammy purchased the farm. It was time to put Tom's expertise and love of winemaking to the ultimate test. They started by hand-planted 20,000 grape vines and selling the grapes to other winemakers. The couple soon realized that the ground was perfect for grape growing so they began experimenting with a few different varieties of grapes not knowing what to expect. As equipment was slowly purchased, Tom and Tammy began to produce small batches of wines for themselves and close friends. But a bigger idea was brewing.
The farm had a single home and a barn that dated from 1814 situated on it. The barn had plenty of usable space and, with a lot of hard work and vision, could be converted into a unique winery. And so the work began. The main floor of the barn soon became a tasting room, large enough to hold events and functions. The 2-level loft offered additional room while the bottom floor of the barn housed the cellar and production areas. After a long renovation process, the barn was finally complete. Creating the interior followed with stylish tables, lighting and tile work and the whole family got in on the fun. The work was completed in record time and the results were stunning. At last, Spyglass Ridge Winery was born.
Over the years Tom and Tammy's labor of love has grown, producing a wide variety of wines that have become local favorites and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy them. Adding a second tasting room to the winery as a convenient and cozy spot for patrons when private parties are held in the main tasting room, supporting local live music and growing a backyard concert series from a small hand-made stage to a huge venue hosting national recording artists. Now, continuing to grow by adding a craft brewery and restaurant to the grounds making it a travel destination that you don't want to miss!