Belhurst Winery Releases New Cabernet Franc Reserve and Neptune White Blend Wines

Thursday, February 1, 2007

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

GENEVA, NEW YORK — Belhurst Winery President Mr. Duane Reeder is proud to release two new Belhurst wines. The new wines, Belhurst Cabernet Franc Reserve 2003 and Neptune 2005, have been receiving rave reviews from samplers in the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop. 

The mild weather in 2003 captured the vibrant fruit character of our Cabernet Franc Reserve varietal. Garnet colored, this wine has vibrant red fruit abounding from the glass. Raspberry and a hint of cranberry define the fruit forward nature of this wine. Elegant and refined tannins that do not overwhelm the palate, however, provide length and finesse. A wonderful food friendly wine, the Cabernet Franc Reserve is a perfect compliment for the finest beef, filet mignon chateaubriand and game like venison. This wine has will quickly become a Belhurst favorite! The Belhurst Cabernet Franc Reserve is only available at the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop and for $21.95.

A brand new Belhurst blend, the Neptune, is an intriguing, fun-forward blend of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, showing hints of honey, pear, vanilla and almond. The nose is light, but has scents of sea salt. A wine full of tropical flavors and long lasting aftertaste, the Neptune pairs well with creamy seafood dishes like lobster Newburg, New England clam chowder or oyster stew. A great sipping wine! The Neptune is only available at the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop or for $16.95.

To receive a complimentary tasting of the new Belhurst wines in our Wine & Gift Shop, press should contact Deborah Drago-Leaf for arrangements.

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 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.