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“A sip not a taste ”
Review of billsboro winery

billsboro winery
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Billsboro Winery is committed to crafting dry classic European varietal wines grown by Seneca Lake’s best vineyards. We are dedicated to focusing on small scale production, allowing us to devote more attention to providing a high quality product for our customers. Our commitment to quality is evident both in the glass and the experience we provide in our tasting room.
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Cute barn and rustic feel, amazing artwork on the wall but not realistic pricing. We hit 10 wineries on our trip and of all of them served a two sip or more tasting, this one barely poured enough to wet your palate. I loved the idea of pairing the chocolates to taste but it was difficult to use the chocolate flavor against the wine when you only get one sip out of the glass. We just didn't feel like we got out of it what we did from the other wineries. Will skip this one next time.

Thank Cait W
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Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Hi Cait,
I'm so sorry for your less than pleasant experience at Billsboro. It certainly sounds like you were under-poured. We train our staff to pour enough for at least 3 tastes of wine with each pour with our chocolate pairing and to pour additional wine when requested. I am sorry that you weren't afforded this opportunity. We hope you will return and give us a try again. Message us on FB and we will gladly comp your next wine and chocolate pairing.

I'm glad you like the artwork. We have a rotating gallery every 6 weeks. It is a wonderful way for us to have great work on our walls. However, we do not set the pricing for the artwork, as we leave that to the artists. We consign the art for them.

I hope you will consider giving us a second chance!

Kim

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Love the tasting cellar! We were greeted by a very friendly woman. I wish I remembered her name. Instead of wine crackers there were pieces of locally made farm bread...yummm and samples of cheese and cured meats. Fantastic. The wines were lovely! We bought a few bottles to bring back home! They do a pizza on the patio nights. I wish we were in the area for that...I guess we will have to come back!

Thank stagetek23
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Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Thanks for the positive review! We hope you do make it back for a Pizza on the Patio. Cheers!

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

After hitting various wineries along this side of Seneca Lake this past weekend our group decided that we really enjoyed Billsboro winery. From it's selections of wines to it's jewelry, etc for sale they do a great job for those who visit. I probably shouldn't give it a good review because I'd like to keep the big tour buses away from this special place! Only wish we had bought more wine.

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Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

Thanks for the great feedback. We enjoyed meeting so many new visitors this Columbus Day weekend. It's our pleasure to provide you with a unique wine tasting experience. Come see us again!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Billsboro Winery produces some of the very best wines in the Finger Lakes. I love their Dry Riesling, Pinot Noir, Dry Rose and Sauvignon Blanc especially. Staff is always friendly and helpful and the owners do a lot for the community. It's an amazing place. Have been many times to taste wines, purchase wines, enjoy live music and pizza, hear live music, see the Plein Air painting.

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Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Thanks for the great review. We love being a part of the Geneva Community!

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We live in the area and Billsboro is one of the wineries we take visitors to taste. We like the overall atmosphere and the people that work there are friendly and knowledgeable. It's rarely crowded and we never feel rushed while tasting.

Thank symsdad
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Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thanks for the positive review. We so appreciate folks like you who live in the area and bring us new customers. Word of mouth is our best advertising! Thanks for the continuing support!

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