Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

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Millbrook Vineyards & Winery produces a range of high-quality wines that includes Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Tocai Friulano. Guests are welcome for daily tastings in the restored Dutch barn, and guided tours are offered on weekends. The winery was founded by Millbrook native John Dyson, who developed an appreciation for wine while attending Cornell’s College of Agriculture where, not too keen on beer, he purchased a jug of wine to impress a date. Soon after he enrolled in a wine course at Cornell’s famed Hotel School, and the rest is history.

In 1982, after some successful plantings of vinifera grapes on his father’s farm, Dyson purchased the 130-acre Wing Dairy Farm and, in partnership with his brother-in-law David Bova, co-founded Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. In 1983, the first plantings were rooted at the site. The gravelly soil on the southwest facing slopes proved excellent for viticulture.

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery was the first vineyard in the Hudson River Region of New York State dedicated exclusively to the production of vinifera grapes. Founded on principles of innovation and experimentation, Dyson’s adventure in oenophilia developed into a bustling business.           

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery officially opened for tours and tastings in 1998. Today, it produces between 10,000 and 15,000 cases of wine annually. The 30 acres of vines include plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and an Italian grape varietal called Tocai Friulano.

In addition to consistently earning top ratings on Trip Advisor, the winery is regularly recognized by publications such as Wine Spectator, The New York Times, and Bon Appetit Magazine.   

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery is located at 26 Wing Road in Millbrook, NY. Call (845) 677-8383 or visit for more information.

Presented by, The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival will take place on September 9th and September 10th at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, N.Y., which will be transformed into a foodie paradise featuring some of the best wines and culinary treats that the Hudson Valley and beyond have to offer.


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