Though only two weeks into the new vintage, we are seeing some challenges in the early ripening, thin skinned varieties of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. However, with careful hand picking and sorting, it appears we will be able to maintain a high level of quality. Sauvignon Blanc and Albariño are slated for next week and appear (for now) to have good integrity and balance. I will check back in with a fresh update at the end of the month.
Sawmill Creek Vineyards
The 2016 Syrah is a Finger lakes cool climate twist on a Rhône Valley classic, kind of like a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga collaboration. And of course “It Don’t Mean a Thing” if we don’t give this bold wine its own orchestra. Pair it with a flank steak marinated in a cherry balsamic reduction.
“The excellent growing season of 2016 provided an outstanding platform to showcase the splendor of Syrah. Classic white pepper, black currant and eucalyptus, mesh seamlessly with its fine grained tannins.”
FOR OUR IL FIENILE CLUB MEMBERS
Thank you to everyone who has joined our new wine club, Il Fienile. If you haven’t heard, Billsboro has been transitioning from a Case Club to a Wine Club in what we believe will be a great experience for our customers. Il Fienile provides all the benefits of Case Club membership, including access to library and member only wines, in addition to some new tasting room perks and experiences.
Our first Pick Up Party will be November 4th. If you have opted to pick up your wines, come by the tasting room anytime between 11 and 4 to pick up your wine, enjoy samples and charcuterie by Sam Buyskes of HJ Stead Co.
To learn more or join, simply call or click here. We are currently offering 2 unique wine club wines in the tasting room: 2016 Barrel fermented Riesling and the 2017 Albariño (still a few cases left!). Look for our first ever Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon (2016) and as well as our first skin-fermented Gewurztraminer, coming soon.
The Billsboro Team
Pop Up Artists Reception
Please Join Us at Billsboro Winery on the 23rd of September – from 2pm-4pm to meet The Pop-Up Artists of the Finger Lakes!
The works of these 8 award winning Pop-Up artists have been seen throughout the region, and they are now on display in our tasting room!
These artists work together to promote an appreciation of fine art in the Finger Lakes, and all paintings are available for viewing and purchase. Refreshments will be provided and some of the best wine in the Finger Lakes poured during this special event!
Pasta on the Patio
with Club 86
Friday, Oct. 12th
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Live Music with
Meg Gehman and
Join us Friday, October 12th for Pasta on the Patio! Club 86 will be serving up delectable pastas while you listen to live music by Meg Gehman and the Influence!
Il Fienile Wine Club
Sunday, November 4th
11:00 PM – 4:00 PM
If you’re a member of our new wine club and have chosen to pickup in lieu of shipments, please stop by the tasting room on Sunday, November 4th anytime between 11am and 4pm to pickup your first wine pack! Enjoy sample tastes and charcuterie.
*If you cannot make it on the 4th to pick up your wine, please call us at