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Notes from the 2023 vintage

Winter 2022-2023 was not particularly snowy or cold though a few nights did dip below zero inearly February, resulting in some spotty but minor bud damage. An unusually warm and wetApril set […]

Harvesting 2023, Sampling 2022

We are all in for harvest. This season has thrown many challenges at our Finger Lakes vignerons, but an early October stretch of warm and sunny days has eased a […]

August is FLX Wine Month

We are celebrating with an exploration of Dry Riesling in our tasting room. For the month of August stop in and sample a flight of older vintages, as well as […]

Frost Damage

Perhaps you have heard news as it is filtering to all of us in bits and pieces. The basic point: the Finger Lakes region was hit with a frost on Thursday, May 18th. A very warm early spring that leads to early bud break brings a lot of risk. Frost occurring after bud break is perhaps the most feared weather event in any cold climate wine growing region.

Sustainably Certified Vineyards in NYS

Billsboro Winery has been sourcing our wine grapes from Sawmill Creek Vineyards since our first vintage in 2006.  For six generations, the Hazlitt family has maintained a focus on protecting the land, water and air surrounding their farm.  We commend them on the latest affirmation of their commitment to sustainability. 

FLX Finest Visits Billsboro Winery

FLX Finest, a popular Finger Lakes Wine Country Blog, is written by wine lover Stephanie Marks. Born and raised in the region, the site captures Stephanie’s passion for Finger Lakes wine.

Billsboro Chardonnay – One of the Best for 2023

Chardonnay was born in Burgundy, but has grown up to be a world traveler. The versatile grape is known for its ability to adapt to whatever environment it is in and let winemakers guide it into many different styles. As you will see in this list, Chardonnay offers a wide range of expressions — not only does the aroma profile shift, but so does the structure and texture of the wine.

Drink This: Billsboro Winery 2021 Albariño

I love Finger Lakes riesling. I do. But I think I get more excited about finding non-rieslings to love from the region. I’m always looking for the other wines. That’s probably why I cover the regions…

Billsboro’s Sauvignon Blanc One of the Best in the Finger Lakes

This week and in our next column, we’ll explore some of the lesser-known varieties of New York’s Finger Lakes, which is justly famous for its Rieslings but which produces many other grapes, both white and red, that do well in this cool-climate region that’s arguably the most important on the East Coast.

Billsboro’s Pinot Noir Named one of the Best for 2023

Pinot Noir gained its name and reputation as one of the trickiest grapes to grow from its dark, thin skin. In some winemaking circles, it’s known as the heartbreak grape. Native to Burgundy, the variety is susceptible to infection and disease and thrives in cool-climate regions. At its best, the variety produces lithe, easy-drinking reds that can rank among the most complex and ethereal wines in the world.

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Louis Baldino

Louis Baldino comes to the Billsboro team bringing a plethora of knowledge in creating exceptional experiences for consumers through various industries. With a background in logistics and sales, he is looking to help contribute in making each experience at Billsboro a memorable one. Like his team mates, Louis aims to help showcase the beauty and quality of this Finger Lakes Wine Region. Louis and his family are excited to call the Finger Lakes home and have a dachshund named Jac who keeps them always young at heart.