Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery, Gardiner

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  • Love Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery. The backyard is so beautiful, the wine is amazing and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Not to mention the prices for the wine were extremely.....  more »
  • We visited this winery on a Sunday. When we went inside, one side of the tasting bar was full, so they brought us glasses on the other side. There were 4 of us and they made us wait for quite a...  more »
  • We had been wanting to visit this Vineyard for months with friends, and finally made it last Saturday which turned out to be the perfect Autumn (Fall) afternoon, with blue skies and no wind, and a...  more »
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  • The winery itself it’s small and cozy with a great ambience and a nice view. Wine tasting was great but rushed because they were busy. inside it’s overwhelming the amount of people that was trying to get some wine and we ended up waiting for a long time. If I ever come back I recommend to come a weekday (other than Thursday or Friday) it might be a little less crowded.
  • Whitecliff has great wine and a charming tasting room in a beautiful location. From the outdoor patio seating area and picnic tables there are fabulous views of the Shawangunk Ridge. The wine list is enormous, so I can confidently say there’s definitely something for everyone. There’s a good reason the place can get crowded! You can get wine by-the-glass, wine flights (choose red/white dry/sweet or build your own), and even a wine and cheese pairing with a tour (the illustrious Gold Tasting). It would take a few trips to try them all (which you should), but don’t worry- they have a wine club and host several tasting events throughout the year. This is a winery always with something new, and always worth the visit.
  • Unfortunately, my 6 friends and I did not have a positive experience at the vineyard. Upon arrival, the server, Megan, told us it would’ve been “difficult to give us the best service possible” due to having 7 people in our party with no reservation. However, both the website (which we checked before coming) and the door state that reservations are only required for parties of 8 or more. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon with one other person at the vineyard. Megan then proceeded to pour our tastings in tiny amounts and with little consistency. We then tried to explain our confusion about her attitude and outlook on our arrival because we were not 8 people and it wasn’t a weekend. She proceeded to tell us that she wasn’t sure what we were hoping for and our last tasting was barely a sip of wine. We also agreed to all get the same tasting for her convenience as she suggested. We asked for a manager or supervisor and she said they were not on site and did not have a direct number. We told her we were hoping to end the tasting on a positive note but she said that she “had a lot to do today” and was unprepared for our visit and that we should call next time. She also mentioned, at 4:45, that the vineyard closes at 5:30 and that we should begin to find an Uber because it sometimes takes a long time, but we still has two tastings left. It was a disappointing and frustrating visit. Coming from a group of ER nurses, we were confused about her stress level regarding pouring wine for 7 people on a Thursday afternoon. I wish we had a better experience here as the rest of New Paltz has been so enjoyable.
  • First time at a winery and doing a tasting. The one server made me feel uncomfortable for lack of knowledge and wasn't friendly. There is only one bathroom here and waited in line for 15 minutes just to use a restroom which is a big negative. The wines I did sample were very good and the winery has a very nice view of the cliffs. I'd suggest to bring a chair or a blanket if you want to spend some time here because there aren't many seats on a crowded day.
  • Sorry not impressed. Have visited a number of winerys, this ranks at bottom. Our presence ignored till leaving to find a nice atmosphere winery. Never tried wine here so no comment on quality. But outside and view nothing to rave about as they advertise. Did find a very nice winery a short distance away.

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