Hudson River Valley Wineries

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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Millbrook Vineyards & Winery announces the launch of their new Vineyard Express weekend getaway package - an exclusive round trip escape to Hudson Valley Wine Country. Millbrook, widely considered to be the Hudson Valley’s finest winery, is offering van shuttle service between the winery and the Poughkeepsie train station for wine lovers traveling via Metro-North from NYC Grand Central Terminal. The Vineyard Express will operate on Saturdays and Sundays from June through October.

Although within day-trip distance to many wineries throughout the state, many New Yorkers have long been burdened by the lack of transportation options to wineries. Millbrook’s Vineyard Express is an all-inclusive package including round trip transportation from the Poughkeepsie train station, a gift bag filled with wine goods, lunch at Millbrook’s Vineyard Grille that includes a glass of wine, and a guided tour of the winery followed by a portfolio wine tasting. Vineyard Express guests who purchase six bottles of wine or more will also enjoy free shipping of their wine back to their home or office. The cost is $75 per person excluding train fare. Guests under the age of 21 may reserve a spot on the shuttle for a discounted price. Reservations are now being accepted for all weekends beginning June 4, 2011.

“People often forget some of New York State’s best wines are grown and bottled just an hour and half north of the City,” said David Bova, General Manager and Vice President, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. “Whether guests want to taste our wine, hike along our scenic vineyard trail or view the art exhibit in our lofted gallery; a day at the winery should be fun and carefree - we don’t want people to worry about a thing when they visit Millbrook.”

Day-trippers from NYC may choose from two Metro-North/Grand Central Terminal departure times - 8:47AM or 10:52AM - in order to meet Millbrook Winery’s Vineyard Shuttle. The shuttle will meet and pick up guests at the front of the Poughkeepsie train station twice a day at 10:45AM and 12:45PM and offer three return drop-off times. (Millbrook Winery’s Vineyard Shuttle may vary during the year according to MTA timetables). Reservations are required as seating on the shuttle is limited. For more information and online reservation booking visit or call 1-(845)-677-8383 x11.

Current Menu (subject to change throughout the season)

Grilled Angus Beef Burger on a Telera roll (lettuce, tomato, pickle): $8.00
Wine suggestions: Hunt Country Red, Cab Franc

Spicy Garden Burger on a Telera roll (lettuce, tomato, pickle) $8.00
Wine suggestions: NY Chardonnay

Grilled Chicken Breast with Chipotle Aioli on a Rosemary Ciabatta roll $9.00
Wine suggestions: Chardonnay Proprietor’s Special Reserve

Ahi Tuna Sandwich with Cusabi Cream on a Rosemary Ciabatta roll $10.00
Wine suggestions: Tocai Friulano

All sandwiches will be served with choice of a side salad – options will include a green salad, pasta salad or slaw.

Other current a la carte items:
Coffee: $2.00
Cookie: $1.50
Snack Bar: $1.00
Izzy Sodas: $2.00
Apple: $1.00
Water: $1.00

Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 3 pm
Dates: May 28 through the end of October

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