Millbrook Winery Staff


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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.







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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, or Hunt Country Red

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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



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 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

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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 in the Food and Wine Industry for over 40 years, including the past 9 at Millbrook. Scott 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

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Lynn Murphy, Sales Administrator & Bookeeper

Lynn Murphy has been working for Millbrook Vineyards & Winery for the past 14 years. 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




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Stacey Held, Tasting Room & Marketing Manager


Stacey came to us with a background in coffee and luxury goods management. She attended the University of Massachusetts-Boston and has lived all over the U.S.. After moving back to her hometown here in the Hudson Valley in 2007 she began working with the winery in 2008 as the Marketing Assistant. Today she has assumed two roles, Tasting Room and Marketing Manager combining both her skill sets.

Favorite Wine:  Pinot (all of them)

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Jaclyn Lechase, Marketing & Customer Relations Manager

Jaclyn is a graduate of Marist College.  She returns to the millwine team having interned 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 & Hunt Country White

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Mateo Ribot, Assistant Tasting Room Manager

Coming soon!

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Paul Gatti, Cellar Master

Paul is a Pace University graduate from Amawalk, New York. Although Paul has been with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery since 2012, he has become a key member of the Millwine team. Naturally, as Cellar Master, Paul is always working in the winery cellar. However, Paul finds the most satisfaction in watching people enjoy the finished product.

Favorite Wine: Cabernet Franc & Pinot Noir

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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.