Whisper Vineyards is owned and operated by Steve & Laura Gallagher and Barbara Perrotta of Borella's Farms, a local family operated small business. It is the belief of these locals that by continuing the agricultural use of their land, they can help to retain the farming history of Long Island and preserve their family's farming roots dating back to 1945!
In 1950, Joseph Borella purchased the properties known today as Borella's Farmstand. In 1954 Joseph married Theresa Scarcella, founder of Scarcella's Florist in Cold Spring Harbor. Together they raised their two daughters, Barbara and Laura – instilling in their children a passion for the land and a strong work ethic. Farming was a family way of life.
In 1967, Joseph diversified from potatoes and cabbage to a larger venue of vegetables along with floriculture and horticulture, spearheaded by his wife Theresa.
Joe and Theresa’s son-in-law Stephen Gallagher joined the family business in 1986. Steve developed a great passion for the land and deep appreciation for farming. Looking to keep their agricultural roots intact, and to keep the family farm viable, Steve began extensive research into vineyards, wine and winery production. Studying geological climate, soil conditions and which clones would be most compatible with the terroir, the family planted their first clones in 2004.
Grown with a deep respect for the land, Whisper Vineyards wines reflect the soils and climate of beautiful Long Island. Whisper Vineyards wines are carefully crafted with grapes that are sustainably farmed and hand harvested – just like the vegetables at Borellas Farm stand for over half a century. We are proud to offer our world class wines for your enjoyment.
Check out our newest releases, available for pickup now!
2013 Sparking Blanc de Blanc
2015 Cabernet Franc
2017 Franc ' n' Bec
2018 Starling Rose
2019 Sauvignon Blanc
*Currently offering wine by the glass and/or bottle, in our private tasting room - outdoor seating available under covered patio area with gorgeous views of our immaculately maintained vines.
*Custom Wine Baskets (Delivery Available)
*Hosting Private Events (Catering Packages Available)
Our local music scene is popping and we wanted to showcase some of the best talent around. Come by on weekend afternoons to enjoy live music. Who knows, maybe you'll find your new favorite artist!
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What wine tasting experience would be complete without a few games to enjoy with friends? After you grab a drink, feel free to ask any of our staff to borrow our Cornhole or Jenga games and play away!