Belhurst Wines Receive Multiple Double Gold Awards

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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October 10, 2015 (GENEVA, NEW YORK) – Belhurst Estate Winery president Mr. Duane Reeder proudly announces winning a total of 14 wine medals at the 2015 New York State Wine and Food Classic, and the 2015 Tasters Guild Consumers' Wine Competition. Three of these medals were double gold.

Known as the “Oscar’s of Wine”, the New York Wine and Food Classic competition saw over 900 entries in its 30th year. This highly competitive competition saw 21 expert wine judges from all over the world who were judging the wines based on blind tastings. To receive a Double Gold award, a wine must receive a unanimous Gold award rom the judge’s panel. This year Belhurst wines received one double gold, one gold and three silver awards from this competition.

Weeks later in Grand Rapids Michigan at the 28th annual Tasters Guild Consumers' Wine Competition, Belhurst wines received 9 wine medals. 30 expert judges evaluated over 1,600 wines from seven countries and 32 different states. 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.


2015 New York Wine and Food Classic

2014 Dry Riesling – Double Gold

2014 Semi Dry Riesling – Gold

Ice Princess – Silver

2014 Dry Rosè – Silver

Naturel Sparkling – Silver


2015 Tasters Guild Consumers' Wine Competition

Ice Princess – Double Gold

2014 Dry Riesling – Double Gold

2013 Traditions Merlot – Gold

Naturel Sparkling – Silver

2014 Pinot Grigio – Silver

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver

2013 Cabernet Franc – Silver

2014 Dry Rosè – Bronze

2014 Semi Dry Riesling – 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.