Located in the heart of Tangipahoa Parish, in the town of Independence, Louisiana, Amato's Winery is a great example of a home-grown business which has expanded to a world-wide enterprise. Henry and Jessie Amato began creating sweet strawberry wine in 1993. Since the early 90s, the varieties of wine have grown to include blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, peach, muscadine and orange wines. The winery and surrounding land has also expanded to include a beautiful tasting room, a new processing department, and a young muscadine, grape, and blueberry vineyard.
Amato's wines may be discovered by personally visiting the winery for a tasting, or by purchasing them at area farmer's markets, produce stands or grocery stores. The winery has also begun producing strawberry juice for Abita Beer as well as Kleinpeter Ice Cream.