Craft Beverages Diversify Dutchess Economy

 

Filled with revitalizing riverfront cities and a $50 million agricultural sector, Dutchess County offers craft beverage makers space to expand, connections to local sources and distribution proximity to NYC's top consumer market.

 

Our advantages and resources have supported the growth and expansion of several craft beverage producers. This supports tourism, which generates $38 million in local tax revenue and supports 10,000 jobs in Dutchess each year.

Successful Distilleries

Sitting on 115 picturesque acres,  TACONIC DISTILLERY   draws on Dutchess County's rich legacy of agriculture, recently partnering with Catskill Mountain House on a 90-proof Bourbon with the rich smell and color of clover leaf honey.

Located in a historic 19th century building in downtown Beacon, DENNING'S POINT DISTILLERY produces a variety of spirits with locally-sourced ingredients.

Founded by two millennials, DUTCH'S SPIRITS is a moonshine-maker with prohibition-era roots and has also been featured on CNBC's "Billion Dollar Buyer." 
Enterprising Brews and Ciders

Home to over 300 breweries, New York can thank Dutchess for growth in this hip industry. We're even home to DUTCHESS HOPS, the Hudson Valley's first commercial hops farm. 

Since opening in 2011, HUDSON VALLEY BREWERY has created some serious buzz.  The brewery has a range of experimental and cleverly-named brews, which they create in partnership with other Dutchess County brewers. 
 
TREASURY CIDERY has also recently expanded at the area's well-known Fishkill Farms and is produced onsite with apples from the farm.
Fine Wineries and Vineyards
 
Launched in 2015, MILEA ESTATE VINEYARD immediately produced award-wines in its first batch, and expanded its footprint to a 98-acre destination, with a taste room and event space opening soon.

Lauded by The New York Times,  MILLBROOK VINEYARDS  was started by a former NYC deputy mayor and produces approximately 14,000 cases of world- class  wine  annually. 

Hosts of the New York's annual Summertide festival,  CASCADE MOUNTAIN WINERY  is another Dutchess small business turning passion into profit. 
 

3 Neptune Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601