Belhurst Wines Take Double Gold Awards

Monday, January 21, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mallory Giambra
(315) 781-0201 ext. 527
(585) 576-5671 (cell)

GENEVA, NEW YORK — Belhurst Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces winning five wine awards, including two double gold, one silver and two bronze from the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Belhurst Estate Winery has won over 217 wine medals.

The proceeds of the Competition support the non-profit Cloverdale Citrus Fair and help support wine and food education at educational institutions and non-profit organizations. The ever-growing competition consisted of 60 prestigious experts within the media, trade, hospitality and education industries from around the country. Because of their diligence the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition continues to hold the title of the largest competition of American Wines in the World. The judges worked through more than 5,500 wines to produce just over 80 best in class champion wines.

2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2011 Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling - Double Gold
Isabella Sparkling – Double Gold
2011 Belhurst Pinot Grigio – Bronze
Belhurst Naturel Sparkling – Silver
2010 Belhurst Merlot - Bronze

“Extremely pleased with this year’s results! We are proud of all of our wines and excited that competitions like this exist to showcase them. Cheers to all the winners!" said Kristine Fiorilla, Belhurst Wine and Gift Shop manager.

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 Mallory Giambra at 585-576-5671.