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Mitas Hill Vineyards: A Little Slice of Heaven in McKinney

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A new Special Events Venue will be opening at McKinney's Mitas Hill Vineyards in early 2014.

A new Special Events Venue will be opening at Mitas Hill Vineyards in early 2014.


The Big Decision

A family decision in 2005 turned Harold’s hobby into a full-blown business venture.The Mitas family purchased 22 acres adjacent to their property, and the vision for Mitas Hill Vineyard has grown. In 2010, the family decided to start the winery, and the decision soon followed to construct the special events center where guests, families and members can enjoy nature, wine, music and friendship.

Michelle Beythan, the oldest daughter, works in administrative oversight and accounting at The Mitas Group, and she handled all the necessary permitting for the vineyard, winery and new building.She says the entire Mitas family is involved in the winery, and she truly means it.

Her brother, Steve Mitas, is president of The Mitas Group and runs the computer company, where Harold serves on the board. Steve provides managerial and financial oversight for Mitas Hill Vineyard.

Her mother, Susan Mitas, has a green thumb and can grow just about anything.Her sister, Lisa Kocsis, studied chemistry and math at Michigan State and then graduated from the Winemakers Certificate Program at the University of California at Davis. Lisa is now a certified wine maker who works to ensure the winery adheres to the highest standards. Michelle’s sister-in-law, Sherrie Mitas, holds a diploma from The International Sommelier Guild. The younger Mitas generation is also involved by helping during the grape harvest.

“This has been my dad’s vision over the last 10 years,” Michelle says. “And it really is a family business. We will all sit around the table and brainstorm ideas, and everyone’s involved. It’s a lot of fun.”