The husband-and-wife duo who established this family-run, artisanal, sustainable vineyard have helmed its 40-acre vineyard property—one of the area’s largest—for the past three decades. As vegan wine producers, at Whitecliff Vineyard, they have dedicated their efforts to planting the most sustainable grape varieties (they now have 20) for the region’s climate.
Wines on offer include a cabernet blend of franc and sauvignon, syrah, merlot malbec, gamay noir, gewurztraminer based traminette, and steel-fermented chardonnay—housed in an above-ground, environmentally-conscious geothermal facility to ensure temperature control is maintained. Tastings are paired with vegan and vegetarian bites like artisanal cheeses as well as nut cheeses, dark chocolate, and savory crisps, which are sourced at regional farms and nearby creameries.
Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 50 minutes