Belhurst Winery Wins Double Gold

Thursday, May 14, 2009

GENEVA, NEW YORK - Belhurst Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces the winning of a Double Gold Wine Medal for the Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling 2008 along with nine additional wine competition medals.  Belhurst Winery has now won a total of 97 Wine Competition Medals - 19 of which were won in 2009. The most recent winning wines are listed as follows:

2009 Taster's Guild International Wine Competition, Michigan:
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL: Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling 08
Silver Medal: Belhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 06, Belhurst Pinot Grigio 08, Belhurst Dry Riesling 08
Bronze Medal: Belhurst Cabernet Franc 06, Belhurst Pinot Noir 07

2009 Riverside International Wine Competition, California:
GOLD MEDAL: Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling 07

2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, New York:
Silver Medal: Belhurst Semi-Riesling 07, Belhurst Dry Rose 07 
Bronze Medal: Belhurst Merlot 05

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.  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 Winery offers truly unique wines and has won over 90 wine medals in competitions.  Belhurst is on the National Register of Historic Properties, has been voted One of the Most Romantic Places in NYS, has won fifteen 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 Deborah Drago-Leaf at 315-781-0201 x527.