Belhurst Wine Wins Silver Medal

Thursday, April 19, 2007

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

GENEVA, NEW YORK — Belhurst Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces the recent winning of a silver wine competition medal from the 7th International Finger Lakes Wine Competition. This year, there were over 2,100 wine entries from 371 wineries around the world including 13 countries and 34 states.

A competition that benefits Camp Good Days, the International Finger Lakes Wine Competition awarded Belhurst with a silver medal for its Legends Les Mange-Cailloux Chardonnay, 2004. The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life-threatening challenges. 

Les Mange-Cailloux Chardonnay, the second wine in our Legends range, is French for “The Stone Eaters.” The wine name honors vineyard workers who clear the many glacial rocks from our Finger Lakes vineyards. The color of this Chardonnay is bright golden, testimony of the long oak aging. The nose is stunning and complex with ripe fruit notes combined with delicious aromas of vanilla, caramel and spices including cinnamon, cloves and white pepper. The complete dryness of the finish reveals the cream, nuts, smoke and spice characters. 

“It’s gratifying to see this wonderful wine appreciated and recognized by the talented wine judges,” stated Duane Reeder. “It’s easy to see why our Legends Les Mange-Cailloux Chardonnay is a top seller in our Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop.”

The Legends Les Mange-Cailloux Chardonnay and 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.

For a sampling of Legends Les Mange-Cailloux Chardonnay please call Deborah Drago-Leaf at 315-781-0201 x550.