Millbrook Vineyards and Winery

Not everyone canjump on a privatejet to Bordeaux or Napa Valley, but did you know that you can enjoy a great wine tasting experience just an hour and half outside of New York City?Millbrook Vineyards & Winery compares nicely with its European and Napa Valley counterparts – having receivedkudos from both the distinguished New York Times and Wall Street Journal for its fine wines, says Millbrook resident Brad Reifler.

Millbrook Vineyards&Winery is a wonderfulday trip destination in the bucolic Hudson River Valley where visitors can enjoy the rustic views of Millbrook’s expansive 130 acres (30 acres are actual vineyards) with its facilities located in a converted Dutch dairy farmhouse.Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, the winery is a beautiful change from city life.

The winery cultivates several varieties including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, a Cabernet Franc and TocaiFriulano.

Winemaker John Graziano has been culling these libations since 1984, producing 10,000 to 14,000 cases of wine annually from their own vineyards.

The Millbrook Winery offers tours, a lovely restaurant, as well as tastings to encourage visitors to stay and enjoy the winery for a whole day, explains Brad Reifler.

In addition, the Millbrook offers various travel specials depending on the time of year including a Fall special that includes the following at $85 per person. Other specials include similar amenities at various prices:

• Guided Winery Tour & Tasting
• Lunch at the Vineyard Grille
• Complimentary Glass of Wine
• Souvenir Glass & Gift Bag
• Transportation to and from TheWassiac Train Station
• 15% Off Wine Purchases & Free Shipping On All Wine Purchases of 6 Bottles or more

In the summer, visitors can also enjoy The Reserve Tasting (June through November) that includes a tour, wine tasting of five Reserve wines, samples of their famous Villa Pillo Olive Oil and wine biscuits at $25 per person.

Millbrook is open all year round from noon until 5pm – seven days a week. On Memorial Day, the hours expand to 11am to 6pm. According to Brad Reifler, the winery closes down for such holidays as Thanksgiving and Christmas – so check the website before going.