Meet Mary Jo!


Owner & President

After two decades in the media industry, award winning broadcaster Mary Jo Beach retired as Vice President/General Manager of 4 major radio stations in the Mohawk Valley to realize her vision for Villa Verona Vineyard.

An upstate New York native, Mary Jo has committed her entire professional and personal life to the Mohawk Valley region.

Bringing people and organizations together is what Mary Jo truly loves to do, and it shows. She has been involved in many community projects and has served on the dozens boards.

A graduate of Trocaire Mount Mercy College in Buffalo, NY Mary Jo holds a degree in Business Administration. She has participated in coursework at the New York State Wine and Culinary Center, Canandaigua, New York. Mary Jo will now draw upon these achievements to envision, lead and implement her plan for Villa Verona Vineyard.

Villa Verona Vineyard is Mary Jo’s vision. As the founder of the very first winery in Oneida County, Mary Jo’s leadership of the Vineyard will create a winery that will exclusively process and distribute New York State wine under the label Villa Verona Vineyard.