NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (November 21, 2016) — Milea Estate Vineyard, a relatively new winery situated on a property with a rich history in the region, has joined the Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Alliance.
The Alliance, a cluster initiative of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC), helps food and beverage companies throughout the region collaborate to ultimately market their products on a national scale. The effort features a broad range of food businesses, farmers, vegetable growers, beverage makers, distributors and other industry organizations.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to join the Food and Beverage Alliance and work together with the businesses and organizations that are driving this diverse industry across the region,” said Barry Milea, owner of Milea Estate Vineyard. “Although our winery is somewhat new to the region, we have owned the land and have been a part of the Hudson Valley for more than 30 years. We look forward to playing an important role in the future of our industry.”
Milea Estate Vineyard, which opened in 2015, works to craft accessible wines rooted in the unique natural environment of the Hudson Valley. Situated in the beautiful rolling hills east of the Hudson River in Staatsburg, the winery neighbors various pastures, dairies, orchards, streams and other vineyards.
Barry Milea and his father bought the 98-acre property where the vineyard now sits in 1984. For years, Milea dreamed of returning the property to its farming origins. After years of research, he was finally able to realize his goal by partnering with Ed Evans and Bruce Tripp to open the winery.
“Milea Estate Vineyard is a perfect example of the growth we’ve seen in our region’s food and beverage industry in recent years,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, president and CEO of HVEDC. “The Hudson Valley has an ideal climate and environment for thriving vineyards. We are very pleased to welcome this new addition to our important industry cluster.”
To learn more about Milea Estate Vineyard, visit www.mileaestatevineyard.com.
About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance
The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food and beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC)
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs, Hudson Valley PLAY and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit www.hvedc.com.