Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

About

Millbrook Winery offers world-class Hudson Valley Wines that have won acclaim from critics and consumers alike. The home grown and bottled Hudson River Region wines compare favorably with top wines from California and France. Millbrook is considered one of the top wineries across the Hudson River Valley and the entire state of New York.

Location Description

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery is conveniently located in the magnificent Hudson River Valley just 1.5 hours from both New York City and Albany.

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Average Bottle Price

$ $20

Winemaker

In 1984 winemaker, John Graziano was brought on board as the winemaker and the initial plantings of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon were quite successful. Pleased with those results, John decided to expand his commitment to making high-quality New York wines.

History

John Dyson's interest in wine goes way back to his days at Cornell's College of Agriculture when, never keen on beer, he bought a jug of wine to impress a date at his fraternity’s party. This led to a lifelong interest in wines and his enrollment in a wine course at Cornell's famed hotel school.

John met Kathe in Washington, DC while they were both working there. Their first investment in the wine world began in 1979 in John's hometown of Millbrook, NY as they began to convert an old dairy farm into Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. He initiated viticultural experiments using several varieties, rootstocks and trellising techniques, and proved that world-class vinifera wines could be produced in the Hudson River Valley. Millbrook’s first commercial vintage was produced in 1985, and the 2005 vintage wines represent our 20th anniversary.

From that one acre to over one thousand (mostly in California) John and Kathe, along with their partners, have built a successful business. They also own and operate a small winery in Tuscany, Villa Pillo, which has been restored to its glory with careful replanting of vineyards and restoration of the wine cellars. In 1998, they also purchased Williams Selyem, renowned for their world-class Pinot Noir.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Millbrooks' wine is cultivated on thirty of the vineyards' 130 acres. Current varietals include Chardonnay (13 acres) Pinot Noir (5 acres), Cabernet Franc (7 acres), Tocai Friulano (5 acres) and Riesling (5 acres). Our winemaker, John Graziano, has been crafting these high quality wines for Millbrook since 1984. He has been the only winemaker at Millbrook since its establishment. Currently, John is producing approximately 10,000 – 14,000 cases of wine annually from our own fruit, as well as fruit from across New York and our California vineyards.

Awards

BEST OF THE
HUDSON VALLEY
2014 WINNER:

BEST WINERY IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

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Hours

Mon - Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Address

26 Wing Road
Millbrook, New York 12545
United States

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