Millbrook Vineyards & Winery’s 30 acres of vines include plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and an Italian grape varietal called Tocai Friulano. The winery officially opened for tours and tasting in 1988 and today produces between 10-12,000 cases of wine annually. The winery has earned recognition for these wines in such prestigious publications such as Wine Spectator, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Encyclopedia of Wine, Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World-Complete Wine Course and Bon Appetit Magazine.
20 minutes south of Millerton on Route 44, Innisfree Gardens has been called one of the “world’s ten best gardens.” The work of landscape architect Lester Collins, the gardens merge the essence of Modernist and Romantic ideas with traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design principles. The garden evolved through subtle handling of the site and the slow manipulation of its ecology. www.innisfreegarden.org.
One of the few “field-to-glass” whiskey producers in the world and the first USA distillery since before Prohibition to floor malt and hand craft whiskey on site from estate grown grain. Tours and tastings available. www.hillrockdistillery.com