If you’re in search of a local jaunt that is guaranteed to make you happy, head to Milea Estate Vineyard in Staatsburg, NY. The location is beautiful and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxing.

There’s a large patio outside the tasting room, where tables are spaced for social distancing and all have great views of the vineyard, expansive sky, and rolling hills in the distance. Settle in with some goodies and enjoy any of Milea’s multiple award-winning wines. My friends and I love sparkling wine, and the Proceedo hit the spot, with lovely bubbles and balance – not super-dry, but not sweet, either.

At just 10% alcohol, it’s a wine you can really enjoy without feeling overwhelmed. When we visited, a jazz trio provided a perfect musical accompaniment to what was already a 5-star experience.

Check them out at www.mileaestatevineyard.com

Proceedo from Milea

Dominique and her friends Sharon, Betsy, and Cathe