Belhurst Estate Winery Wins 8 More Wine Medals

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Deborah Drago-Leaf 
(315) 781-0201 ext. 527
(585) 734-4264 (cell)

Belhurst Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces winning eight more wine competition medals, including 2 Gold Medals, from the Grand Harvest Awards and the Monterey Wine Competition. Belhurst Estate Winery has won over 200 wine medals.

The Grand Harvest Awards is the only competition in North America based on terrior -- the type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine. Thus each medal reflects a wine that best exemplifies the terrior of its respective viticultural region. A judging panel including a winemaker, wine writer, wine educator, restaurateur and wine marketer, tasted over 1,500 entries.

2011 Grand Harvest Awards
GOLD Belhurst Dry Riesling, 2009
GOLD Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling, 2009
SILVER Belhurst Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007
SILVER Belhurst Pinot Grigio, 2009
BRONZE Belhurst Gewurztraminer, 2009
BRONZE Belhurst Cabernet Franc, 2008

In its 18th year, the Monterey Wine Competition 2011 took place in California with prominent wine judges. This was the first time Belhurst Estate Winery entered wines into the Monterey Wine Competition. “We are pleased with the recognition Belhurst Winery has garnered in California for the Finger Lakes region,”said Kristine Fiorilla, Belhurst Wine and Gift Shop manager.

Monterey Wine Competition 2011 Awards
SILVER Belhurst Dry Rose, 2009
SILVER Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling, 2009

With a unique winery philosophy, the Belhurst 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 Deborah Drago-Leaf at 315-781-0201 x527.