- Grand Portfolio Tasting for Two
- Grand Portfolio Tasting for Four
The date of the event is December 2 from noon to 5 p.m.
The entire Millbrook wine portfolio will be opened for a special wine tasting to kick off the 2017 Holiday Season. This wine tasting event is a unique experience for wine lovers and Millbrook fans to come and explore everything our winemaker has to offer. The tasting will be accompanied by light snacks and specials on day-of wine purchases. The Millbrook winemaking staff will be on hand to guide visitors and answer questions as they pour at wine stations located throughout the winery. It’s also a wonderful time to take advantage of special wine and food gifts for friends, family, and colleagues.
Rolling meadows spread out amid rocky slopes, with the gray-blue peaks of the Catskills Mountains looming in the distance. In front of this scenic backdrop, Millbrook Winery invites guests to immerse themselves in the verdant, sprawling landscape of its 130-acre estate. On the more than 30 acres currently under the vine, its growers cultivate varietals such as Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc, which are then crushed and fermented into the estate's characteristically dry wines. Having recently surpassed their 30th vintage, the winemaker displays evidence of grape-smashing prowess with a bounty of gold medals awarded by the Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association, as well as the New York Wine & Food Classic.
When not hiking along a newly laid one-mile walking trail that meanders through the vineyards, guests gather in the winery building—a renovated Dutch-hip dairy barn bedecked with old white-framed windows, bare-wood walls, and exposed ceiling beams. Inside, tasting guides expound on the winery's various types of wine, revealing which grapes were used, how long they spent in the barrel, and their favorite New Yorker articles. In addition to tastings, they pass on their knowledge in a range of events, such as boot-camp training for prospective wine growers. They also grant guests personalization of their vintages with fully customizable wine labels, letting them outfit bottles with their own photos and names.