(October 7, 2016) – Millbrook Vineyards & Winery (www.millbrookwine.com), the Hudson River Valley’s premier wine estate, will be holding its 26th Annual Harvest Party on Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00 to 4:30 PM. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery owner John Dyson and his wife, Kathe, held the first few Harvest Parties at their house, inviting friends to help them pick grapes and celebrate a successful vintage. Since then the event has grown tremendously and has become known for its culinary sophistication, offering guests the chance to try wonderful food paired with Millbrook wines.
This year, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery has invited back Chef Peter X. Kelly of Restaurant X and X20 Xaviars on the Hudson Tickets to the event include a welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres, a four-course lunch, wine and gratuity. Menu highlights include a first course of Olive Oil Poached Shrimp paired with Millbrook’s 2015 Riesling Proprietor’s Special Reserve, a second course of Catskill Mountain Brook Trout with Root Vegetable and Portobello Hash served with 2014 Block Two West Chardonnay, and a third course of Aged Short Ribs of Beef braised in Millbrook Cabernet Franc and paired with 2013 Merlot Proprietor’s Special Reserve and 2014 Cabernet Franc Block Three East. For dessert, Deconstructed Apple and Cranberry Cobbler with Brown Sugar Panna Cotta and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream served along with Millbrook’s 2014 Late Harvest Riesling. The full menu and wine pairings are available at http://www.millbrookwine.com/events/harvest-party-2016/.
Tickets for the 26th Annual Harvest Party are $145 per person, or $135 for Proprietor’s Special Rewards Club members, plus tax. Reservations are required by Friday, October 14, 2016 and can be made by calling 1-845-677-8383, ext. 17 or placing an order on the winery website https://shop.millbrookwine.com/SHOP.AMS?LEVEL=MID&CAT=ET.
About Chef Peter X. Kelly
For nearly 3 decades Peter X. Kelly has set the standard for dining in New York State. Operating the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the Hudson Valley, Peter is an experienced, talented and successful entrepreneur. His Contemporary American Cuisine brings dining to a new level by providing his guests with exquisite food and superb service.
Born in Yonkers, New York, tenth in a line of 12 children, Peter began working in local restaurants at the age of 14. While studying Business Administration at Marist College, Peter held a number of kitchen and front-of-house positions in some of New York States’ finest restaurants. In 1983, Peter’s culinary interests led him on a pilgrimage to France, and to the pursuit of perfection in the culinary world.
At 23, this self-taught chef opened Xaviar’s in Garrison and began his journey to success. To date, Peter owns some of the most renowned & acclaimed restaurants in New York State, all located in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City. Xaviar’s at Piermont, The Freelance Cafe and Wine Bar, Restaurant X & The Bully Boy Bar, and X2O Xaviars on the Hudson have all received popular praise and the industry’s most coveted awards and accolades which include The New York Times highest rating (Extraordinary), The Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award, The Dirona Award, Restaurant News Dining Hall of Fame, Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”, Zagat’s Survey (29 out of 30), New York State Restaurateur of The Year 1998.
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery (26 Wing Road, Millbrook, NY 12545)
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery is the premier wine estate in the Hudson Valley wine region, owned and operated by Pebble Ridge Vineyards & Wine Estates, a wine group devoted to producing the very finest wines of their particular growing regions. Millbrook began in 1982 as an abandoned 130-acre dairy farm by Pebble Ridge chairman and C.E.O., John S. Dyson and General Manager David H. Bova. Winemaker John Graziano joined soon after and in 1985 their first vintage was bottled. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery celebrated its 30th vintage in 2015. Today, the Millbrook estate bottled wine roster includes the highly regarded Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc. The winery produces more than 14,000 cases of wine annually. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery offers guided tours and tastings at their breathtaking grounds. The Tasting Room sits within the original dairy barn and is open 7 days a week. Telephone: 800-662-WINE (9463) or 845-677-8383. www.MillbrookWine.com.