John Dyson, Owner
John Dyson founded Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in 1981 alongside his brother-in-law, David Bova. The duo was set on crafting the first vineyard in the Hudson River Region of New York dedicated exclusively to the production of vinifera grapes.
David Bova, General Manager & VP
David is originally from Toledo, Ohio and attended Wittenberg University. Along with co-founding the Vineyards & Winery, for over 30 years David has managed the business’ day to day happenings. This includes spending copious amounts of time at his desk developing new ideas to help the business grow. David also manages our commercial vineyard operation, Vista Verde, in California. It is not uncommon to find David in the office, walking the grounds, or even behind the Tasting Room Bar.
Favorite Wine: Chardonnay PSR, Tocai PSR, Hunt Country Red
John Graziano, Winemaker & VP
As a Cornell University Graduate, John has degrees in both Plant Pathology and Entomology. He has been the head winemaker at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery since 1983. John can often be found throughout the vineyard tending to the grapes with his Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Carmella, following close behind. Recently John has taken on an opportunity to share his knowledge and love of wine with others through the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Winegrowers’ Boot Camp.
Favorite Wine: Pinot Noir
Stacy Hudson, Marketing Director
As the daughter of an Air Force major, Stacy lived in several states growing up. She attended Appalachian State University (NC) where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in 1992. She moved to New York from Alaska in 1997, answered a help wanted ad in the local paper, and has been honing her marketing skills with Millbrook Winery ever since. Her responsibilities include creating and organizing winery events, creating mailings, advertisements, and POS, and designing custom wine labels for restaurants, retailer stores and visitors to the winery. Stacy can usually be found in her office tapping away at her computer and brainstorming new designs for labels and newsletters…or tasting wine (for promotional materials of course!) in the Tasting Room.
Favorite Wine: Summer – Tocai Friulano, Rest of the Year – Chardonnay PSR
Scott Koster, Director of Sales
As the Director of Sales at Millbrook, Scott is responsible for many aspects of our daily operations. Whether giving a tasting or carrying on a casual conversation, Scott’s strengths in customer service are obvious. A Culinary Institute Graduate, Scott has been working here with us since 2003 and has been in the Food and Wine Industry for over 40 years. He enjoys working with customers directly, especially in conjunction with the several events that take place on the premises.
Favorite Wine: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Franc PSR
Lynn Murphy, Sales Administrator & Bookkeeper
Lynn Murphy has been working for Millbrook Vineyards & Winery since 1998. The University of Bridgeport graduate grew up in LaGrange. Today she can be found in her office tapping away on her keyboard. As Sales Administrator and Bookeeper, Lynn enjoys the variety her job has to offer.
Favorite Wine: Hunt Country Red
Jaclyn Wisniewski, Marketing & Customer Relations Manager
Jaclyn graduated from Marist College with a degree in Business Marketing. She returned to the Millbrook team in 2014, after interning here the Summer of 2012. Jaclyn loves working and interacting with customers. With a background in marketing communications and a love of wine, Millbrook was the perfect fit!
Favorite Wine: Riesling PSR & Cabernet Franc PSR
Tim Gonzales, Tasting Room Director
Originally from Gilbert, AZ. Tim moved to the Hudson Valley after his five years of service in the Army. Tim attended and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America with his Associates in Culinary Arts. While attending the CIA, Tim worked part time as a tour guide since 2013. Upon graduation his passion and love for wine brought him out of the kitchen and back to Millbrook.
Favorite Wine: Cabernet Franc PSR and Brut
Merrill Malouf, Tasting Room Director
Merrill graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Management and Retail Merchandising. Her love of wine encouraged her to pursue a spot in the inaugural class of the Culinary Institute of America’s Accelerated Wine and Beverage Program in California. Merrill continued gaining experience in the industry, working in several California based wineries including Williams Selyem. From coast to coast Merrill has followed her love of wine, which has now brought her, and her lovable dachshund Maki, back to the Hudson Valley.
Favorite Wine: Riesling PSR
Colden "Cole" Peck, Assistant Winemaker & Cellar Manager
Cole recently graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina where he studied Fermentation Science, Chemistry, and Business. His love of wine encouraged him to study in the High County AVA of the mountains of North Carolina. When not learning about the newest winemaking techniques, Cole enjoys traveling, hiking and playing with his dog.
Favorite Wine: Riesling PSR and Cabernet Franc
Carmella, Winery Dog
When it comes to guest relations Carmella takes her job very seriously. She enjoys spending time with our younger guests, especially those that like to share their toys. When she is not spending time with guests, or keeping her owner, John Graziano, company, she can often be found swimming in the pond located on the premises.