WELCOME TO BELLANGELO
A New Era Tasting Experience
In light of social distancing restrictions with regard to Covid-19, we have launched an entirely new, exceptional experience. You may opt to engage in our tastings with staff, or experience a guided virtual tasting with our winemaker, Chris Missick. This information applies to our Seneca Lake tasting rooms in Geneva and Dundee.
In either instance, we will personally guide you through the wines in the flight you choose. In our video option, each video is meant to be a deep dive into the site, the wine, and good food pairings. If you are more interested in the tasting portion, simply fast forward a few minutes.
Register to make an appointment: click here.
Flight options include our Riesling, Dry, Sweet, and Unique Wines Tasting Flights:
Riesling Experience Tasting Flight: 1) 2016 Fût de Chêne Riesling, 2) 2017 Dry Riesling, 3) 2017 Kashong Glen Riesling, 4) 2017 Morris Vineyard Riesling, 5) 2017 Gibson Vineyard Riesling, 6) 2018 Riesling
Dry Wine Tasting Flight: 1) 2018 Sparkling Gewürztraminer, 2) 2017 Chardonnay, 3) 2017 Kashong Glen Riesling, 4) 2019 Cabernet Franc Rose, 5) 2017 Cabernet Franc, 6) Foreword Dark Red Blend
Sweet Wine Tasting Flight: 1) 2018 Seyval Blanc, 2) 2017 Sweet Riesling, 3) Moscato, 4) White Scooter, 5) Pink Scooter, 6) Red Scooter
The Road Less Travelled Tasting Flight (Unique or rare varietals or styles in the Finger Lakes): 1) 2018 Sparkling Gewurztraminer, 2) 2019 White Merlot, 3) 2015 Reserve Chardonnay, 4) 2018 Chenin Blanc, 5) 2017 Cabernet Franc Lemberger, 6) Elizabeth Port
All tastings start with our welcome wine: Bellangelo Sparkling Cuvee.A New Era in Tastings - Introduction Video
Details on how our tastings have changed:
- First and foremost, we ask that you be patient with us while we navigate this new normal. Please respect any and all requests made by our staff. The health and safety of our winery depends on everyone’s cooperation.
- Guests will arrive at the entrance, and be seated by a staff member at their sanitized table.
- Masks are required for entrance, and can only be removed when seated.
- Appointments are strongly suggested regardless of size: click here. If there is availability, you will be seated. If you are 10 minutes late, you will lose your appointment if there are guests waiting. If you are running late, please call. We do prioritize Wine Club members for their dedication to our winery. Wine Club memberships can be purchased here. If there is a long line, we ask that you provide us with a cell phone number to text you when a table is available.
- All tastings will include a take-home glass to reduce washing and any risk of transmission.
- We encourage responsible consumption, and while tasting wine, we encourage guests to spit in a safe and secure manner. The traditional spittoons have been replaced with individual spit cups. The cups can be dumped at the central drainage station on the tasting bar at the entrance. This should reduce risk of splashing and be a more sanitary process for everyone.
- Tastings may occur inside, or on our patio (weather permitting). Outside tasting will be entirely self-guided.
- Tastings inside and outside are seated, with a maximum of four people to a table. Guests arriving in pairs will be seated at their own table. A maximum of 24 people will be tasting in our tasting room at any given time. We suggest 30 minutes per tasting inside, and the availability to enjoy the patio outside for "by the glass" or bottle service.
- Flights are served in individual or group-portioned beakers, allowing you to pour the serving at your pace, and to prevent bottles from touching the glasses of guests. Our tasting room associate will answer any questions you have and discuss the wine in your given flight, or you can follow along with the guided video tastings.
- The links to the tastings provide not only information on the wine, but also a video discussing the wine if you're interested in a deep dive into what you're tasting and how it is made.
- Purchases will be coordinated with the tasting room associate.
- AT THE DUNDEE LOCATION: Inside tastings are curated with staff. Patio tastings are self-directed via the video. The picnic benches are available for customers to enjoy Bellangelo wines only by the glass or bottle.
- Unfortunately, at this time, we can not accommodate our tradition of permitting guests to bring in outside food for consumption. We hope this changes in Phase 4.