December 8, 2015 (Geneva, New York) - Belhurst Estate Winery president Duane Reeder is excited to announce the wining of eleven wine medals at two recent wine competitions.
The American Wine Society wine competition has been held annual since 1986. Proceeds of this competition go towards college-level wine research scholarships. Judges are selected from a broad spectrum of industry professionals, and also include graduates of the American Wine Society Judge Certification program. All wines are judged blindly. Results below.
American Wine Society
Dry Riesling 2014 – Double Gold
Pinot Noir 2013 – Silver
Merlot Traditions ’13 – Silver
Chardonnay 2014 – Silver
Manitou ’13 (Meritage) – Silver
Cabernet Franc ’13 – Bronze
Ice Princess (Iced Wine) – Bronze
Weeks Later at the 16th annual Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine competition in Kansas City, Missouri, Belhurst wines won four “Merit of American Excellence” awards which are an equivalent to a “Gold” medal in other competitions. Unlike many wine competitions, the Jefferson Cup is not open to any participant willing to pay an entrance fee, but rather the best of the best wineries are culled from wine competition around the county making this competition known as the “Olympics” of wine competitions. Results below.
Jefferson Cup Invitational
Manitou ’13 – Merit of American Excellence
Dry Rose ’14 – Merit of American Excellence
Chardonnay ’14 – Merit of American Excellence
Dry Riesling ’14 - Merit of American Excellence
Belhurst Estate Winery & Gift Shop Manager Kristine Fiorilla was extremely pleased with this years results. “"Extremely proud to pour award winning wines for a living! Thank you American Wine Society and Jefferson Invitational for recognizing Belhurst Estate Winery" says Fiorella.
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 www.Belhurst.com.