331 McKinstry Road
Gardiner, NY 12525
Michael and Yancey MiglioreWINEMAKER
Husband and wife team Michael Migliore and Yancey Stanforth-Migliore have created Whitecliff over the past 30 years. From planting the vines to construction of the tasting room, they have done much of the work with their own hands.
As winemaker and vineyard manager, Michael Migliore brings the rigorous approach of a chemist and engineer to Whitecliff. With a Masters in Chemistry from SUNY New Paltz, and many years as a process engineer in semiconductor manufacturing, Michael applied his background in science to teaching himself the chemistry and art of winemaking. He works closely with Cornell Cooperative Extension testing new grape varieties, and pushing the envelope on the quality of grape growing in the region. In that capacity he also serves as president of the Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Growers Association.
Yancey Stanforth-Migliore manages sales and the Tasting Room, taking inspiration from her previous work as fundraiser for Scenic Hudson, a regional environmental organization.
The Migliores are proud to note they are now joined in the business by their son, Tristan Migliore, who currently manages the Wine Club, and wholesale accounts in New York City.
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.