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Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery

Whitecliff Vineyard

During the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week kickoff event on February 19, Mark and I got to sample some wines grown and produced from the Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner (Ulster County).

Michael Migliore and Yancey Stanforth-Migliore bought the land that would become the Whitecliff Vineyard in 1979 and began selling wines in 1999. At 26 acres, they have one of the largest vineyards in New York State.

The first thing I want to say about their wines is…drink their Red Trail wine. Oh my is it good. To be honest, I am not a wine buff or expert by any stretch of the imagination. So I can’t write that it has an ‘oaky undertone with a rich cherry finish.’ It might… but honestly I have no idea. I actually hesitated about writing this article because I am so ignorant when it comes to wine-speak. But I drink wine. And I like wine. And in my opinion, every wine I tasted from the Whitecliff Vineyard was really good and I will definitely be buying more of it in the near future.

What I can tell you about the Red Trail wine is what Yancey Stanforth-Migliore told me…that it is made with heritage grapes from the Hudson Valley region. So they are completely suited for the soil and climate in which they are grown. I tried several other wines from their vineyards, which were all quite good. But quite frankly I can’t seem to get the Red Trail out of my mind. I think I may have found a new obsession. :)

My love for their Red Trail wine aside, what really puts Whitecliff Vineyard on the map is that their 2009 Riesling took Double Gold and Best White Wine in show at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

If you are interested in trying any of these wonderful wines yourself, many of the restaurants that are participating in the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will offer Whitecliff Vineyard wines on their menu.

Category: Events, Food, Gardiner, Top Stories, Ulster County

By: Kary | 5 March 2013 04:17 PM | 1 Comment

Tuthilltown Spirits Remains Open After Explosion

What a bummer. One of our favorite boozeries, Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, met with disaster on Monday morning, when an explosion rocked the distillery and caused some damage to the production room. According to an article in the Times Herald Record, vapors escaped from one of the copper stills met with an unknown ignition source and started the blast. Thankfully, no one was in the production room at the time of the explosion, but one employee in the business heard the boom. Also thankfully, most of Tuthilltown’s inventory lives elsewhere so it wasn’t damaged in the fire.

Tuthilltown is open, and will remain so, but the weekend tours will be canceled for the time being. Meanwhile, we’ll raise our glasses in the hopes for a quick turn-around.

Category: Gardiner, Retail, Ulster County

By: kandyharris | 26 September 2012 01:45 PM | No Comments

Rental of the Week: Gardiner Colonial Farmhouse, $2000/month

Here’s what 2 grand a month in Gardiner (Ulster County) gets you: A 19th century, 1800 square foot Colonial on 6 acres. Not too shabby. Aside from the serious lack of cabinetry/storage in the kitchen, we really like it. Plus, it’s walking distance to Gardiner public library and Cafe Mio, as well as the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Stream and meadow on the property. Good news: Washer and dryer hook-up. Bad news: No washer and dryer. Not far from New Paltz and the Poughkeepsie Metro North.

143 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner (ERA Curasi Realty) GMAP

Category: Gardiner, Rentals, Ulster County, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 14 August 2012 11:00 AM | No Comments

For Sale: Tuthill House Restaurant + B&B, $2.8 million

Remember yesterday when we talked about this magical, yummy place? We also mentioned this restaurant, which is located next door, different owners. Well guess what? The owner could be you, if you’ve got a mere 2.8 million burning a hole in your gigantic pocket. It’s a well-known, well-liked eatery in the upstate area, plus there’s a B&B included. Located on 12 acres near water, and the property includes lots of historical stuff left over from its days as a working grist mill in the 1780s.

18-20 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner (Win Morrison) GMAP

Category: Commercial, Gardiner, More than a mill, Restaurants, Ulster County, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 10 August 2012 11:09 AM | No Comments