Dallas and Ted Gilpin fell in love with Saugerties when they purchased Shale Hill Farm in 2012 from Pat Reppert, who started the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival on the Farm in 1989. Their visits to their “weekend” home kept stretching into weeks, as they never wanted to return back to the city from their heavenly escape in Upstate New York.
Both Dallas and Ted have extensive backgrounds in finance and business and wanted to find a way to invest in Saugerties, and establish themselves in the community, especially after the births of their two daughters, Emma and Beth. They became the proud owners of The Dutch Ale House in 2017. After experiencing much success, they decided to further invest in Saugerties by partnering with friend Derek Williams and opening Windmill Wine & Spirits. The store was a perfect extension of their expertise with a similar, traditional, speak-easy vibe.