With its new tasting room up and running, Milea Estate Vineyard is bringing new life to the region as a must-go destination in Dutchess County.
When the sun comes out to play in the Hudson Valley, our palates tend to follow suit. Thankfully, the producers here are in the mood for tinkering, too.
Wineries used to be places where grown-ups went to escape children, but as our culture, and our relationship with craft beverages has evolved, they’ve become places where the presence of toddling mini-humans isn’t just tolerated, it’s actively encouraged.
The story begins in the orchard. In 1989, Warwick Valley Winery purchased an orchard and began to learn how to cultivate fruit. The passion for creating wines and ciders soon evolved into an idea to begin distilling and to open the first distillery in the Hudson Valley since Prohibition.