Belhurst Wines Take Unanimous Gold Awards

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mallory Giambra
(585) 576-5671 (Cell)

GENEVA, NEW YORK — Belhurst Estate Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces winning five wine awards, including two unanimous gold / best of class, one gold, and two silver. Belhurst Estate Winery has won over 250 wine medals.

This year’s Riverside International Wine Competition took place at South Coast Resort in Temecula California. The event took place over two and half days, and featured 48 professional judges from all over the country. This unique competition carefully considers the results with blind tastings by the professional wine evaluators. The event also recognizes all different wine with a variety of styles.

2013 Riverside International Wine Competition
2012 Semi Dry Riesling – Unanimous Gold / Best of Class / Medium Sweet Wine Trophy
Naturel Sparkling – Unanimous Gold / Best of Class
2012 Dry Riesling – Gold
2011 Gewürztraminer - Silver
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze

“Bright mineral-driven nose with lanolin and flowers. Great acid structure with nectarines and spice. Very long finish that begs another sip.” – Rich Cook, Wine Judge for our 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling winning the Medium Sweet International Riesling Foundation Wine Trophy.

With a unique winery philosophy, Belhurst Estate Winery includes a committee of experts who carefully seek fruit, vineyards, wine varieties and winemakers who will contribute to the palette of wines sold by Belhurst. The committee continually collaborates with area winemakers to produce consistently high quality wines which quickly become Finger Lakes favorites. All Belhurst wines are available for tasting and purchase in the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop on the shores of Seneca Lake, and for purchase on our website at

Known for its charm, unique architecture, and stunning lake views, the Belhurst properties include Belhurst Castle, originally built in 1885; White Springs Manor, originally built around 1900; and The Vinifera Inn which opened in 2004. Belhurst is on the National Register of Historic Properties, has been voted One of the Most Romantic Places in NYS, has won sixteen Awards of Excellence in the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards Program, and continues to be one of the most beloved destinations in the Finger Lakes.

To Receive Belhurst Wine Samples please call Mallory Giambra at 585-576-5671.