We are down to the last 2 now. Whitecliff is in a very pretty locale. The 70 acre vineyardis situated facing the cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains…hence it’s name…Whitecliff. The tasting Room itself is small and charming. The view from the deck is spectacular. Little tidbits like chocolates, crackers and wine gadgets are sold throughout. Whitecliff is bringing back the best European wine grape varieties to this historic area. Whitecliff specializes in European varietals like Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Riesling, and quality hybrids like Seyval Blanc and Vignoles, including small plantings of Pinot Noir and Merlot. I am also excited about the fact that they are experimenting with a Gamay Noir grape for a true Beaujolais-style Nouveau. Being a lover of obsessed with Beaujolais Nouveau…nothing could excite me more! The day of our tasting, the pasta being offered was Pasta Bolognese, made with their own Sky Island Red. It was very delicious, so was the wine. We had been here before, so our visit was short, but sweet nonetheless!
Their wines range from $11-$30 a bottle. Grappa and Sky Island Red are the $30 bottles. They ship half or full cases and a full case will get you a 10% discount. Their wines are also available in many wine shops locally and are served in many of the upscale restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. Weddings are one special event that is offered on the grounds, but check their website for other creative events.
Memorial Day Weekend
thru the end of October
Thurs- Sunday 11:30am – 5:30 pm
Open holidays. Weekends in November – December
Weekends from April 20 to Memorial Day
Regular Tasting 5 wines for $4.50
Includes a taste of all wines and your own French crystal glass!
Grappa $1.00 Whitecliff Vineyards
331 McKinstry RoadGardiner, NY. 12525