|In the Bellangelo cellar. (photo provided)|
Both venues are branded satellite tasting rooms called Branch by Bellangelo. One is in the former clubhouse of the Seneca Lake Country Club in Geneva, the other opposite the Cheesecake Factory in Syracuse's Destiny USA shopping complex. Wine tastings, the release of 2016 rosés, live music and other entertainments are planned for the grand openings.
The Branch in Geneva, located at 226 Turk Road, has a full cafe offering wine tastings and pairings from the Bellangelo winery and other New York State producers, as well weekend brunches. The Branch in Syracuse offers a range of Bellangelo and other New York State wines as well as selling local farm-produced food, craft and fashion items, as well as tasting sessions.
The concept is part of an ambitious expansion program by the Missick family who purchased
the 220-acre golf course in 2016, and plans to transforming the property into a resort destination.
Villa Bellangelo originally was known as Squaw Point Winery. The location has been producing wine commercially since 1986. The Missick family bought the property in 2011. It is located at 150 Poplar Point Road in Dundee, Yates County, just west of the lake. Phone: (607) 243-8602.
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