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.
We are so excited to be reopened for the season and are looking forward to serving you soon!
Please stop down to our tasting room and enjoy some of our award-winning & recently released wines, as well as some delicious snacks in our indoor or outdoor patio seating areas.
*Reservations are not required, but are suggested for larger groups and/or guaranteed seating. Please review RESERVATIONS tab for additional information.
2013 Red Cape Blend
Check out our newest releases, available for pickup now!
2013 Sparking Blanc de Blanc
2017 Franc ' n' Bec
2018 Starling Rose
2021 Sauvignon Blanc
We are currently offering wine by the glass and/or bottle, in our private tasting room alongside our outdoor seating available under covered patio area with gorgeous views of our immaculately maintained vines.
*Custom Wine Baskets*
*Hosting Private Events*
(Catering Packages Available)
Call the tasting room to reserve a space! Reservations are preferred, especially for groups of 5 or more.
*Guests 21+ only*
*Pets allowed in outdoor seating only*