Belhurst Winery Wins Two Gold Medals in California

Monday, May 5, 2008

Contact: Deborah Drago-Leaf, 315-781-0201 ext. 550

GENEVA, NEW YORK — Belhurst Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces the winning of two gold wine competition medals from the 23rd Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. The winners are Belhurst Cayuga 2006 and Belhurst Dry Riesling 2006. Belhurst Winery has now won 57 Wine Competition Medals.

A competition which took place in California, the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition consisted of over 2,000 wine entries from countries around the globe including Australia, Spain, South Africa, France and more.

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 Belhurst favorites.

“I’m happy to see the philosophy of the Belhurst Winery Committee taking hold,” said Duane Reeder. “We will continue to bring our guests the finest wines from the region.”

A definitive Finger Lakes wine, the Belhurst Cayuga has now won three wine competition medals and available in the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop for $14.95. The Belhurst Dry Riesling 2006 is a top-selling Belhurst Wine and is available in the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop for $18.95. This is the second wine medal won by the Belhurst Dry Riesling, 2006.

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. The Reeder family acquired the Castle in 1992 with the dream of offering Finger Lakes visitors the unique beauty, luxury and romance of historical legend. Belhurst Winery offers truly unique wines and has won over 55 wine medals in competitions. Belhurst is on the National Register of Historic Properties, has been voted One of the Most Romantic Places in NYS, has won thirteen 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 x550.