331 McKinstry Road
Gardiner, NY 12525
Michael and Yancey MiglioreWINEMAKER
WHITECLIFF IS RECOGNIZED as “one of the Valley’s most ambitious wineries,” by Hudson Valley Magazine. We take pride in being part of a vanguard of innovators who have added European wine grapes, high-quality new hybrids, and complex, European-style wines to the Valley’s traditional focus on fruit wines and sweet wines. Our 30+ years of planting and experimenting in the vineyard and the wine cellar have shaped a winery with deep roots in the region’s traditions, producing wines that offer variety, depth, and serious fun.
The best measure of wine quality at Whitecliff is the fact that we were able to bring a truly prestigious award home to the Hudson Valley from the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition, where our Riesling won Best White Wine in Show. In San Francisco that means we beat 1,290 wines from 27 countries and 28 states, in a blind judging by 45 respected judges. We feel that closes the discussion as to whether the Hudson Valley's local wines can compete on the world stage!
A visit to our Tasting Room will let you experience a broad range of wine styles, a sense of what we can do here in New York’s Hudson Valley, and a new experience of what YOU like in wine. Come taste, explore, and enjoy!
– Regional: reflecting what's unique about this beautiful Valley
– Artisanal: making small, hand-crafted batches with a distinctive outcome
– Authentic: real and original – in our case, growing the grapes, making the wine, and selling it, all in the family!
AWOSTING WHITE RED
Currently Whitecliff’s most popular wines, they are fun, relaxed and accessible, a unique Hudson Valley adventure for under $15/bottle. They are typical of what our region does well, creatively blended from grapes that thrive here in our vineyards – like Seyval Blanc, DeChaunac and Cayuga – to make wines that are fragrant, light, soft and refreshing.