Transplant to Hudson Valley from St. Louis, Mo.  Ben Stiebel was smitten with the beauty of the Hudson Valley and the warmth of the people here. He is father, wine enthusiast, and writer.

Articles by Ben Stiebel


Millbrook Vineyards and Winery

New York’s winemakers were nervous all summer.  Grapes need hot, dry weather to reach full maturity. Without adequate heat and sunlight, sugar levels remain too low for the juice to ferment into wine and the flavors tend toward green and vegetal rather than lush and fruity. The cool, wet summer of 2017 offered nothing promising. But none of that tension was in evidence when I visited Millbrook Winery on a cool day.......