Finger Lakes, NY
Billsboro Winery | StoryWinelight
A lot of people fall in love with the idea of becoming a winemaker — and a honeymoon is probably one of the most typical moments to have such fantasies! But most of us don’t then come home and become successful winemakers. That’s the story of Vinny Aliperti, winemaker and owner of Billsboro Winery. He’s been making wine now for over 20 years. Together with his wife Kim, a long-time wine enthusiast and manager of operations, the two own and operate Billsboro Winery.
A century old barn is home to their main tasting room and sits on an idyllic 60 acres overlooking the northern end of Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Surrounded by century-old walnut trees, terraced fields and a deep wooded ravine, the property is a tranquil place to live and work.
Don’t let their laid-back, humble demeanor fool you, they are making serious wine— their dynamic approach has earned praise both locally and nationally.
Here at Billsboro we try our best to minimize our impact on the environment: from buying sustainably farmed grapes, sourcing our electricity from a local solar farm, to using compostable products at our events, we are conscious of our choices. With the understanding that as business and communities grow, the environment can suffer, we do our best to support organizations that are mindful of their environmental impact and those who actively work to mitigate these issues.
Family owned and operated businesses are an important part of the US economy. To earn this tag, a winery has two or more family members involved, and the majority ownership lies within the family.
Renewable energy comes from resources which are naturally replenished like sunlight, wind, rain, and geothermal heat. Wineries earn this tag by using renewable energy to help power their operations.
We highlight women led businesses on our site because most winery owners and winemakers are men. To earn this tag the winery must be majority women owned or have a female winemaker.
Starting your own business is hard, especially in the wine industry where there are so many uncontrolled variables. Wineries earn this tag if the current owners and operators are also the founders.