NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (Sept. 4, 2015) — Today the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) announced that Whitecliff Vineyard, an award-winning artisanal winery in Gardiner, has joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance.
The Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance fosters relationships between regional leaders in the food and beverage industries. The diverse membership of the organization includes distinguished business owners, farmers, manufacturers and distributers who have significant experience related to the area’s booming food and beverage commerce. As a cluster initiative of HVEDC, the Food & Beverage Alliance provides economic guidance and marketing resources to its regional members.
“We are extremely pleased to have Whitecliff Vineyard as the newest member of the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, president and CEO of HVEDC. “The Hudson Valley’s alcoholic beverage industry is experiencing exponential growth, as this sector continues expanding the regional economy into new and exciting areas such as food- and beverage-related tourism. By including Whitecliff Vineyard in the Alliance, we are providing our members with another unique perspective from a proven business leader with a recipe for success.”
For over 30 years, Whitecliff Vineyard has operated as an artisanal, family-run winery in the Hudson Valley. The winery is recognized as a respected, award-winning producer of fine, European-style wines, and has one of the largest vineyards in the region. Whitecliff Vineyard owners and founders Michael Migliore and Yancey Stanforth-Migliore are actively involved in the Hudson Valley wine community. Michael works with Cornell Cooperative Extension on industry-related research and also serves as the president of the Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association. The Migliores founded their business on their mutual dedication to the craft of winemaking and regional agricultural traditions.
“We are excited to become members of the Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Alliance, and to contribute to the important efforts that the organization carries out for our region,” said Stanforth-Migliore. “We look forward to working with other local business leaders to strengthen what we offer to our community, as well as cultivate innovative ways to expand the Hudson Valley’s beverage industry.”
About Whitecliff Vineyard
Whitecliff Vineyard is an artisanal, family-operated winery created by current owners and founders, Michael Migliore and Yancey Stanforth-Migliore. The vineyard was founded over 30 years ago, and has since become a nationally respected, award-winning producer of fine, complex, European-style wines. Whitecliff Vineyard’s 2009 Riesling was the recipient of the “Best White Wine in Show” award at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition. The winery has received notable recognition from distinguished media, including The Wall Street Journal. To learn more, visit http://www.whitecliffwine.com.
About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance
The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food and beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC)
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit http://www.hvedc.com.