If you’ve been by any of Brooklyn Heights finer wine shops lately, you’ve probably noticed a growing selection of New York wines. The push to “drink local” is gaining ground, and fortunately for Brooklyn folk, New York has fine wine shipped in daily from the North Fork of Long Island, the Finger Lakes, and Hudson Valley.
Brooklyn Heights blogger and fledgling wine video producer Mark Joyella made a day trip to Millbrook, New York (straight up the Taconic) and dropped in on the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, makers of hand-crafted New York wines that have won awards and earned a local following even on this side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The winery’s known for its crisp, dry summer whites and full-bodied reds, and also for its laid-back atmosphere; a winery that encourages folks to pack a lunch, buy a bottle of wine and spend the afternoon soaking up the atmosphere at the vineyard.
For more on Millbrook, visit Vinitrek, Mark Joyella’s not-yet-officially launched wine and travel website. You can also find Millbrook wine (along with wine from other New York wine regions) at Heights wine shops like Michael Towne.