Villa Bellangelo is situated in a magnificent location atop a hill overlooking central Seneca Lake. Our tasting room has offered visitors breathtaking views for decades, but these historic lands have been a part of the heart of Finger Lakes agriculture and grape growing for centuries. In fact, as you drive the winding path from Route 14 to the winery, you pass the oldest vineyard in Yates County, as the handy work of grape vines planted by Dr. Byron Spence in 1866, are still vibrantly growing and producing one of nature's most precious berries.
For many years Villa Bellangelo was known as Squaw Point Winery, and featured a thematic marketing presence in the area known as the Barrel People. Wine Barrels, customized with arms and legs and positioned in a variety of poses, were a regular fixture along Route 14. In the winter, when the trees are bare, you can still see signs of the Barrel People throughout in the woods within several miles of the property.