Ackerman Winery is proud to have the distinct honor of being the oldest operating winery in the state of Iowa. The Winery started in 1956 by Harry and Louisa Ackerman. In 1974, their son Les Ackerman along with his wife Linda took over operations and carried on the family wine-making tradition for over 40 years. In 2015, the Ackerman family handed down their long history of wine making tradition to another local family, The Wyants. Bill and Rona Wyant, of Marengo, Iowa (just a few miles outside of Amana) have a long family history of agriculture in the area Read more...
Get lost in our one-of-a-kind shops for a unique shopping experience. Our shops are stocked with both Amana-made and imported products. Our shop owners strive to stock their shops with the most unique products you won’t be able to find anywhere else. A paradise for antique enthusiasts, Amana’s antique shops carry a variety of unique finds such as clothing, décor, consumer goods and much more.
Find a slew of special gifts in our art gallery shops or our handmade craft shops that include handcrafted wood furniture or hand-woven rugs featuring traditional Amana designs. Give your home a makeover and browse our houseware shops stocked with items such as pottery, quilts, and handmade knives and ironworks. Check out Iowa’s largest clock selection at our furniture & clock shop or our historic 19th century woolen mill.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or friends and family, it’s easy to find something for everyone in the Amana Colonies.