Belhurst New Releases Take Top Awards at Tasters Guild Wine Competition

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

For Immediate Release Contact:
Mallory Giambra
(585) 576-5671 (Cell)

GENEVA, NEW YORK — Belhurst Estate Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces winning eight wine awards, including two gold, five silver, and one bronze Belhurst Estate Winery has won over 250 wine medals.

The 26th annual Tasters Guild International Wine Judging took place in Grand Rapids, MI earlier this month. The competition was judged by thirty experts from around the country. These experts completed over 2,000 evaluations of wine from 10 different countries and 27 different states and provinces. This competition completes a total wine evaluation process, randomly selecting nearly 35% of the entered wines for reevaluation. This process is completed to verify accuracy and fairness of medal considerations. Stay tuned for the release of our new 2012 vintage wines.

2013 Taster Guild International Wine Judging
2012 Semi Dry Riesling – Gold
2012 Pinot Grigio - Gold
2012 Dry Riesling – Silver
2012 Dry Rose – Silver
Tower Port – Silver
Neptune - Silver
Naturel Sparkling – Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze

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

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.