Belhurst Cayuga Wins a Silver Medal in Grand Harvest Awards

Thursday, March 6, 2008

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

GENEVA, NEW YORK — Belhurst Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces the winning of a silver wine medal from the 2008 Grand Harvest Awards, a competition produced by Vineyard & Winery Management, whose wine competition experience spans more than 30 years, and is operated by a nucleus of wine industry professions. This is the 50th Wine Medal awarded to Belhurst Winery.

A truly unique event, the Grand Harvest Awards competition judges wines based on terroir – or the grape growing regions. This results in judging wines with a greater sensitivity to the complexities and nuances of regional wines and also to measure the influence of regional soil and weather characteristics on the taste and quality of individual wines. This competition took place in Santa Rosa, California with a compilation of judges including wine industry professionals, as well as media and marketers of wine. 

The silver medal winning Belhurst Cayuga 2006, priced at $14.95, is a wonderful food friendly wine, and one of Belhurst Winery’s best selling wines. The Belhurst Cayuga shows a pale straw color with a very delicate bouquet. First on the palate is a showing of green apples, bananas and violets. The second taste is creamy and fresh and features nuances of delicate pineapple and pear along with a lingering finish of tantalizing apricot. 

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 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 a sampling of Belhurst Cayuga or other Belhurst Wines please call Deborah Drago-Leaf at 315-781-0201 x550.