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.
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
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
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
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
Tasting Room Manager
A Hudson Valley local, Jacob returned to his hometown of Rhinebeck after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Management from Johnson & Wales University; Ultimately turning his attention to the world of wine in late 2017. When not at the winery Jacob can often be found at his local fire department, house 61.
Favorite Wine: Cabernet Franc & Tocai Friulano Proprietor’s Special Reserve
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.