Staff

Carlo DeVito – Owner

Carlo DeVito is a lifelong publishing executive who has worked for Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill, Running Press, Penguin USA, and Sterling Publishing. He has published books with Stephen Hawking, E.O. Wilson, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Dan Rather, Philip Caputo, Michael Lewis, Thomas Hoving, Stanley Crouch, John Edgar Wideman, Dee Brown, Julia Alvarez, Jane Goodall, […]

Dominique DeVito – Owner

Dominique DeVito grew up on a farm in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia. She went to Mount Holyoke Colllege in Massachusetts, and landed in New York City, where she had a career in magazine and book publishing. She was an editor at the American Kennel Club Gazette magazine, then went on to specialize in […]

J. Stephen Casscles – Winemaker

J. Stephen Casscles, better known by friends as Steve Casscles, is an accomplished lawyer and winemaker. He graduated Marlboro Central High School, attended the State University of New York, Albany, and got his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Ever the individualist, as a young man, rather than visit Europe, he traveled India […]

Ralph Cooley III – Farm Manager

Ralph Cooley III was born at the Brisk Lea Dairy Farm, the forerunner to Hudson-Chatham Winery. The Cooley family owned the farm from the late 1930s up through the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ralph Cooley Sr., Ralph’s grandfather, his Ayrshire dairy cows collected many accolades over the years, from livestock associations at the county, […]

Bryan Van Deusen – Tasting Room Manager/Operations Manager

Bryan Van Deusen, studied Computer Art at State University of New York at Oneonta, and has been with Hudson-Chatham Winery since 2009, and has done it all. He has worked behind the bar countless years, pouring tastings, and entertaining guests since he started. But Bryan has expanded his role. If you’re at a wine festival, […]

Greg Esch – Vineyard Manager

Greg Esch is not your typical vineyard manager. He started out as an adjunct literature professor at Baruch College and Hunter College, and holds a PhD in English Literature. From 1982 to 1999 he worked in the financial industry down on Wall Street. But in he then moved up to the Hudson Valley, traded in […]

Ron Bixby, Cidermaker

For the past 30 years Ron Bixby has been the owner/operator of Little Apple Farm in Hillsdale, New York speciallizing in apples, quince and medlar for fresh fruit and cider. In addition to farming, he is a senior transportation planner for major projects with the engineering and planning consulting firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Ron is […]

Dawson & Dylan DeVito

Dylan and Dawson DeVito have been instrumental in the growth of the Hudson-Chatham Winery since its earliest days. They were 7 when we bought the property, and they went from being suburban kids to farmers. Dawson worked right alongside his parents when the first 1000 vines were planted, working late into the evening to make […]

Mike Pagnani – Vineyard Specialist

Mike Pagnani is our vineyard specialist, from pruning to harvest, Mike oversees what’s going on in the vineyard on a day to day basis, and helps out on the bottling line and in the barrel room as well. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in psychology, Mike traded in a desk and a promising […]