The 98-acre Milea Estate Vineyard is a very successful winery in the historic Hudson River Region, dedicated to capturing the unique, natural environmental benefits of soil, climate, and sunlight to produce outstanding, award-winning wines. Located in one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the entire country, Milea Estate Vineyard is in the heart of the fertile Hudson Valley, 80 miles north of New York City, nestled among beautiful rolling hills and surrounded by beautiful streams, horse pastures, dairies, and orchards. It is at the very center of the nation’s most exciting, diverse and up-and-coming farm-to-table movement.
The Milea Estate Vineyard’s winemaking approach is firmly grounded in Old World traditions, using estate-grown or locally-sourced varietals that thrive in the area’s unique soil and climate conditions. The topography of the Hudson Valley is perfectly suited for fruit production, with the first vineyards in the region dating back to 1677. What does all of this mean for Milea Estate Vineyard? From its first crush in 2015 that resulted in award-winning wines, the vineyard has maintained its high wine-making standards, continuing to produce extraordinary varietals that are continuously growing in popularity with wine connoisseurs. They are committed to crafting the finest Bordeaux influenced wines in New York State.
This year marks the inaugural release of the 2021 Sang’s Vineyard Cabernet Franc. This exclusive Cabernet Franc opens with aromas of black pepper, tobacco leaf, and dark fruits and continues on the palate with silky, tannin tension building acidity and a lengthy finish. It is a prize of the Hudson Valley.
Milea Estate Vineyard consistently produces fresh, clean, crisp and balanced wines that pair elegantly with all types of food and appeal to everyone’s taste. In 2019, Milea Estate Vineyard opened its elegant tasting room with spectacular views of the vineyard and surrounding countryside. The tasting room is open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday. There is also a magnificent event space, which can be used by wine lovers to host tasting parties.
Milea Estate Vineyard is proud of the awards won at the New York State Wine Classic and the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition, as well as its selection by the Culinary Institute of America as the wine of choice for Hyde Park events.
Milea Estate Vineyard was recently named Best Winery in the Hudson Valley, and has won numerous other prestigious awards for its wines:
2022 Best Winery in the Hudson Valley
Best of Hudson Valley Magazine
2022 Best Cabernet Franc in New York
Great American International Wine Competition
2022 Best Gin in New York State
Denver International Spirits Competition
2021 Best Rosé Winery in the Hudson Valley
Best of Hudson Valley Magazine
2021 Best Cabernet Sauvignon Winery in New York State New York International Wine Competition
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In 1984, Barry Milea and his father purchased part of the Rymph Family Farm, a property that Barry fell in love with, and dreamed of returning it to its farming origins.
In the summer of 2015, Barry Milea, Ed Evans, and Bruce Tripp formed Milea Estate Vineyard. Their focus was to produce quality wines from fruit grown in the Hudson River Region. Barry added adjoining land to the property in 2016, culminating in a 98-acre estate with some of the best soil and most beautiful landscapes in the country, perfect for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and other wines that the vineyard now produces.
The Hudson River Region is not only one of the oldest grape-growing regions in the U.S., but is also the place that Barry, Ed, and Bruce call home. Bruce Tripp and Ed Evans are responsible for planting, harvesting, and producing the exquisite wines that Milea Estate Vineyard offers, while Barry Milea focuses on the business side, ensuring Milea Estate Vineyard’s growth and prosperity in the market.