Location: Milton, NY
Type of Farm: Fruit farm/vineyard
Acreage: 75 acres
Grows/Raises: Apples, grapes, blackberries, wine
With a four generation history of fruit growing in New York’s Hudson Valley, Nostrano Vineyards is among the newest grape producers. But don’t let the newness fool you. Grape and tree-fruit growing has been a tradition of the Trapani family since 1943 when Joseph and Ben established J&B Trapani Fruit Growers. The farm originally raised nearly 120 acres of grapes, apples, pears along with raspberries, currants and cherries. Joe and Ben Trapani were known for producing high quality fruit and after their passing in the 1990’s, Joseph’s son, Joseph Jr. continued this family tradition. Today, JB Trapani is one of the New York Hudson Valley’s oldest, continuously family owned and operated fruit farm. Seventy years after Benjamin Trapani moved his family from Brooklyn, the farming tradition is continuing to the fourth generation as Joseph Sr.’s grandson, Nicolas Bozzo, established Nostrano Vineyards on the family farm in 2010.