The Perfect Pair: Belhurst Wines & Valentines

Belhurst Castle, situated on the Northern shore of Seneca Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region, boasts overnight accommodations, dining, special events and a spa. But nothing puts the romance into Valentine’s Day more than Belhurst’s wines, which have won over 300 medals.

Kristine Fiorilla, manager of Belhurst’s Wine & Gift Shop, says the classic combination of sparkling wine, chocolate and strawberries sets the mood for a romantic Valentine’s evening. Most of Belhurst wines are chosen based on the history of the Belhurst Castle, an 1800s stone castle on the National Register of Historic Places and named one of the “Most Romantic Places in New York State.” “The history and beauty of our property is important to us,” explains Fiorilla.

To completely experience the culinary side of Belhurst, immerse yourself in the Specialty Wine Pairing Package, one of the Castle’s most romantic dinner packages. It offers personalized attention from a Belhurst Wine Expert as guests are guided through chef-created gourmet dishes paired with award-winning wines. Ideal for Valentine’s Day, the package is perfect at any time of year for couples, groups and special occasions. Choose from Canandaigua, Keuka and Seneca Seasonal Wine Pairings, which range from flights of four to six Belhurst wines paired with a four- to six-course dinner.

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Must-Try Wines for Valentines:
Isabella Sparkling Wine: Full-bodied, with a hint of strawberry rhubarb and a sparkling foxy quality. “It’s a beautiful wine to sip throughout the evening,” Fiorilla adds, “especially with dark chocolate!”
Naturel Sparkling Wine: Crisp, with hints of lime. “This zesty and semi-dry sparkling wine goes well with starter appetizers or light fare,” notes Fiorilla. “It’s beautiful as a special occasion toasting wine!”