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Billsboro Winery

4760 West Lake Road (Route 14), Geneva, NY 14456
315.789.9538
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Wineries
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Columbus, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great ending and our last stop after visiting a total of 7 wineries throughout the day. We really liked the White Swan and the Syrah, which we didn't find anywhere else. We didn't go the larger location with mansion, but we liked the petite tasting room.

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our Tasting Room at the Rose Hill Mansion. We appreciate the kind words. We operate that small tasting room in conjunction with the Geneva Historical Society and we give back a percentage of sales to the Historical Society. The tour of the Rose Hill Mansion is a must next if you enjoy... More

Liverpool, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went to the small tasting room after visiting the Rose Hill Mansion, which was located steps away on the same property. We both did the wine and chocolate pairing. They were OK, but I was not as impressed with the chosen pairings as I have been at other wineries. I also expected more of an atmosphere from a tasting... More

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

Dear Mary S, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed in our satellite tasting room on the grounds of the Rose Hill Mansion. In general we have a very positive response to our wine and chocolate pairing and I'm sorry it didn't meet your expectations. What I would really like to address is your impression of our tasting... More

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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... More

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

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... More

Farmington, Connecticut
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111 reviews 111 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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... More

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

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

Buffalo, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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... More

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

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! More

Geneva, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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... More

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

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

Penn Yan, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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.

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

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! More

Bellingham, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Wine was very good and the atmosphere was very charming. Also the staff was very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable about what they were serving us

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed yourself and our wines! Thanks for the positive review. More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The wine and chocolate pairing was fabulous! I wanted to try a few wines not included in the pairing and the very knowledgeable staff was more than happy to accomodate me! My only complaint was that they usually sell the chocolates and they were out!

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Kim A, Owner at Billsboro Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review. We love Ethan too! Hope to have those chocolates back in by next week. They are so good, they fly right out of here! More

Ithaca, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Billsboro came highly suggested from some wine industry friends. I got the chance to finally stop up and check their wines out. The winery is set back from the road up a small hill in the woods, which is a nice change of pace from the wineries that are in open fields or among the vineyards. Once we got inside,... More

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