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billsboro winery

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Address: 4760 State Route 14, Geneva, NY 14456-9746
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+1 315-789-9538
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11:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Billsboro Winery is committed to crafting dry classic European varietal...

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.

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stopped in their tasting room but really wished we stopped at the winery

We stopped at their small tasting room and loved the wine and the service. It was kinda early so we were the only ones there and the server really took his time talking to us... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Michele W
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Stratford, New Jersey
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New Jersey
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place didn't have a wine I didn't like. There is a beautiful tasting room and the staff is very knowledgeable!

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Geneva, New York
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92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a quaint winery with my favorite ice wine in all of the Finger Lakes! Nice to sit on the deck and enjoy the day. Owners are super nice!

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Thank David B
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review! We hope you'll be back on the deck sipping wine again soon! More 

Penn Yan, New York
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Billsboro is building a great reputation for quality wines. Just tasted the 2015 reds and they are excellent. The Syrah will likely win some awards like its earlier brother. Tasting room is modest sized, but there is a very nice outdoor area. They do have an outdoor pizza oven that is the center of summertime pizza nights. One of the... More 

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Thank William R
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review William! We always appreciate when folks spread the good news about Billsboro and our wines. We hope to see you at more of our events this season. Cheers! More 

Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Very attractive tasting center in a remodeled 1800's barn and great wine. Also, the wine was a little more affordable than many in the area. Would highly recommend a visit. They focus on dryer red and white wines from grapes grown on their own land.

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Thank JSLS131
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give Billsboro a review. We appreciate it. One amendment I would make to your comments, while all our grapes are grown on Seneca Lake, they are not grown here on our property. We buy our grapes exclusively from vineyards on the southeastern side of Seneca Lake, mainly from Sawmill Creek Vineyards. We love... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We have tried several times to get into this winery. They either weren't open or the one time the door was slammed in our face as she said sorry we're closing. This time we came twenty minutes before closing. We were told as we approached to taste wine you have a few minutes left before we closed. We like to... More 

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Thank Kelly R
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, Thank you for the feedback. I am very sorry you felt rushed during your visit. It is certainly our policy to serve all customers with the same level of respect no matter how close to the end of the day. I have personally spoken with your server. Perhaps you will give us a try again one day. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Prior to two weeks ago, the winery was considered pet friendly but had an incident and all dogs are to stay outside on patio which is quite acceptable. Wine was excellent and the service people knew their products. We bought a few wines and can't wait to enjoy them at home.

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Thank Kathleen M
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thank you Kathleen. We always appreciate it when someone takes the time to give us a positive review. We do apologize for the change in the pet friendly policy and we appreciate your understanding. More 

Cicero, New York
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Billsboro makes some nice wines and their tasting room has a great atmosphere. While I realize the days of free tastings and $8-$10 bottles of wine on the Finger Lakes are long gone (RIP Bill from Lakeshore), Billsboro's prices are pushing the limit. Once I hit that $25 mark I expect more than good. There are a lot of better... More 

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Thank Mark M
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review, Mark. You are correct that over the past 10 years the quality of FLX wines and tasting room experiences have certainly improved. We feel our tasting fee of $5 for 5 wines is fair. We will always offer another taste of anything upon request. You can pay more and enhance... More 

Stratford, New Jersey
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176 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped at their small tasting room and loved the wine and the service. It was kinda early so we were the only ones there and the server really took his time talking to us about the wine and other things to do in the area. It was a great tasting and super fun. Next time we are going to... More 

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Thank Michele W
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Michele. We look forward to seeing you at our main location on your next trip to the Finger Lakes. Cheers! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This winery specializes in dry wines but their semi dry Riesling was perfect for my sweeter taste. Lovely stone barn with local art. Outside tables charming with water views. Lovely end to our tour of the Finger Lakes.

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Thank Fran542015
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thank you Fran, we very much appreciate that you took the time to give us a good review. I hope you will be back to visit us on your next trip to the Finger Lakes! Cheers! More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Though one of their reds had won the Governor's Cup award this past year (I think it was for their Syrah) we loved their whites. We tried a Pino Gris, Sav Blanc, Albarino, and a white blend that we thought were inventive and different than a lot of the typical semi dry Rieslings from the region. We had a great... More 

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Thank Exie R
Kim A, Owner at billsboro winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review Exie R. We truly appreciate it. We believe we have a great team here at Billsboro, and are glad that you felt so too! More 

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