Belhurst Winery Wins Two Gold Medals in California

Monday, April 27, 2009

GENEVA, NEW YORK - Belhurst Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces the winning of two gold wine competition medals and one bronze medal from the 24th Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. The gold medal winners are Belhurst Pinot Noir 2007 and Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling 2007.  The bronze medal winner is the Belhurst Pinto Grigio. Belhurst Winery has now won 87 Wine Competition Medals.

A competition which took place in California, the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition consisted of over 2,000 wine entries from countries around the globe including Australia, Spain, South Africa, France and more. Only 252 gold medals were awarded to outstanding wines.

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 Belhurst favorites.

A definitive Finger Lakes wine, the Belhurst Semi-Dry Riesling is a Belhurst best seller year after year. The Semi-Dry Riesling 2008, made entirely of Seneca Lake grapes, can now be purchased in the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop for $17.95.

The Belhurst Pinot Noir 2007 debuted this past autumn to customers' rave reviews. Its spicy notes are made entirely of grapes from the Finger Lakes.  The Belhurst Pinot Noir is available in the Belhurst Wine & Gift Shop for $21.95.

The delicious Belhurst Pinot Grigio is priced at $19.95 and is available, along with all Belhurst wines, 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 85 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.