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Wine Bloggers' Conference Blogger Kit

The 2015 Wine Bloggers' Conference which was hosted in the Finger Lakes was fantastic, and we look forward to working with bloggers to expand their depth and knowledge of the Finger Lakes ahead of #WBC17 slated to be held in Sonoma, CA.  

You have an open line to everyone in our operation, from owners, to winemakers and even tasting room staff - we invite all bloggers to ask any questions you may have, or request any additional materials by contacting us at  

 As one of the first Milblogs backs in 2005, Chris Missick blogged his experience being deployed with Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Bloggers are close to the heart of the Bellangelo family.

Download a Free E-Book version of A Sense of Place!

We are also happy to provide you with review copies of our book, A Sense of Place!  Bellangelo maintains a winery guesthouse used exclusively by our personal guests, and wine trade and media.  Please inquire further at the e-mail address above.  


Winery Background and Information

 Intro Sheet with Recent Press Coverage 

A Sense of Place - Request a digital or print review copy of the book by sending us an e-mail. 

1866 Reserve Wine Series - Find out why we produce a super-premium product under such a pivotal date.


Villa Bellangelo Winery

Terroir in the Finger Lakes - The Bellangelo Philosophy

Riesling Experience - A Bellangelo Tasting Experience

Vineyard Locations & Grower Information 

Bellangelo's Vineyard Partners (Map and Links to Soil Maps)

(Click here to interact with a map of vineyard locations)

 Vineyard Name/Video

Read Grower Bio

View Vineyard Soil Report
Kashong Glen Vineyards The Colizzi Family Kashong Glen Vineyards 
Tuller Vinifera Vineyards The Tuller Family Tuller Vinifera Vineyards
Gibson Vineyard The Gibson Family Gibson Vineyards
Morris Vineyard The Morris Family Morris Vineyards
Sawmill Creek Vineyard The Hazlitt Family Sawmill Creek Vineyards

Case Inserts and Tech Sheets

  • 2012 Dry Riesling
  • 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling
  • 2012 Gibson Vineyard Riesling
  • 2012 Gewürztraminer
  • 2012 Seyval Blanc
  • 2012 Fifty/50 (Riesling/Guwerz Blend)
  • 2012 Bella Fresca
  • 2012 Merlot
  • 2012 Meritage
  • 2012 Cabernet Franc
  • 2012 - 1866 Reserve Meritage
  • 2012 - 1866 Reserve Riesling
  • 2013 Dry Riesling
  • 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling
  • 2013 Gewürztraminer
  • 2013 Seyval Blanc
  • 2013 Chardonnay
  • 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay
  • 2013 Bella Fresca
  • 2013 Moscato
  • 2013 Dry Rose  
  • 2013 - 1866 Reserve Gewurztraminer

  • 2014 Dry Rose of Cabernet Franc
  • Photos and Images for Trade Use


    Sample Gallery of Photos

    Wine Bottles (.png with transparent background)

    Video for Media and Trade Use

    Video Gallery  -  Due to the size of the HD Video files, please view the samples provided below, and send an e-mail requesting that we provide you with digital copies of your selections.  All clips from completed videos are available for use in stories or pieces on Villa Bellangelo.


    YouTube Channel - Features all videos we have uploaded 

    Media Highlights

    In the Democrat and Chronicle on March 14, 2012, Sheila Livadas introduced readers to the fact that Villa Bellangelo had been sold and provided a little background on the Missick family.  You can read the story here!

    Evan Dawson, author of the wonderful book Summer in a Glass and managing editor of the New York Cork Report, wrote an amazing piece discussing the transition Villa Bellangelo is currently experiencing, and the hopes we have for the future of the winery.  You can read the story here!

    The Grape Guru, Harvey Reissig, documented the history and the planned future for Villa Bellangelo in the Finger Lakes Times.  You can read the article by clicking here!

    Mountain Home Magazine Cover Story, "The Family Villa."  Published in the June issue and distributed to more than 40,000 readers. June, 2013.

    New York Cork Report article entitled, "No Shortcuts," discusses the many changes underway at Bellangelo and the intense dedication the winery staff has to the production of fine, authentic wines. May 7, 2013.

    Villa Bellangelo was featured in the primetime television special, "Secrets of the Finger Lakes," where the story of the winery's past and present were discussed at length.  The program aired in September, 2012.

    Villa Bellangelo Winery Welcomes New Winemaker, Wine Business Monthly, July 23, 2014

    Ex Post Facto: The Finger Lakes Riesling Launch, The Armchair Sommelier, October 16, 2014.  Popular blogger ranks three FLX Rieslings, and Bellangelo comes out on top!

    #FLXWine to the fullest! or… Is it too soon to hashtag #WBC15? or… Sometimes Wine + Blogging Does = Wine Blogging, Stay Rad Wine Blog, July 17, 2014, delves into the FLX with samples from Bellangelo, and he loves what he finds. 

    Finally, I'm a Convert, Talk-A-Vino Wine Blog goes into great depth as to how Bellangelo has changed his view of the FLX. August 24, 2014

    The Finger Lakes Riesling Launch, Virginia Pour House Blog.  Examines Bellangelo compared with two other FLX Rieslings, and Bellangelo comes out on top again!

    2012 Bellangelo Gewurz Review, The Nittany Epicurian, A short article that takes a brief look at a great gewurztraminer.

    Vintage 2014 "Mostly Challenging", article by Alder Yarrow.  Bellangelo is the reference point for the 2014 Finger Lakes vintage. 

    Vinography Unboxed, Alder Yarrow has very high compliments for the 2013 Bellangelo Dry Riesling.  

     For Crisp, Clean, Refreshing Wines, Look to Finger Lakes, Reading, Writing, & Wine author Isaac James Baker tastes the 1866 Reserve Gewurztraminer, and awards it a 90!

    N.Y. Wineries Taste Global Benefits, USA Today and the Democrat and Chronicle discuss the increasing reach of New York wines, and discusses the efforts of Bellangelo, Fox Run, and Anthony Road to make inroads into Europe.

    2015 Wine Bloggers Conference Kicks Off in the Finger Lakes, Local NBC affiliate coverage on the kick-off event for the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the pre-conference excursion.

    Story Ideas

    • Crafting world class wines
    • The economic impact of investment in the Finger Lakes region from individuals attracted to the growing prominence of the wine region.
    • Innovation in consumer tasting room experiences
    • Emphasizing education in the tasting room and through winery tours
    • Transplants from California to New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country
    • Trends in professionals moving into agricultural businesses (the desire to create something tangible)
    • Business Development - Starting a winery from the ground up 
    • Unique Winemaking Approaches - The philosophy of the cuvee
    Contact Us For Even More Ideas