Bellhurst Castle has all the accommodations that make for a relaxing wine country getaway: friendly staff, wonderful spa services, and delectable fine dining. The wines are remarkable but depend on the same moderate weather and rich soil as California wines. California wines get their moderate weather from the influence of the Pacific Ocean, while Finger Lake wines get their moderate weather from the deep lakes that slowly release stored heat throughout the winter.
But what makes this East Coast winery distinct from a West Coast winery is its history, romance and unique lodgings.Bellhurst Estate — Photo courtesy of Bellhurst Estate
As far as American history is concerned, the East Coast has simply been around the longest. Legendary luminaries such as Mark Twain, Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman all loved the Finger Lakes, and Bellhurst offers plenty of opportunities to explore the unique history of this region.Mark Twain — Photo courtesy of theenlightenedpath.wordpress.com
Compared to California wine regions, the seasons are truly distinct here. Although beautiful year-round, snowy winters give Belhurst a romantic edge over West Coast wineries. What says snuggle up better than two feet of snow?Bellhurst Estates — Photo courtesy of visitfingerlakes.com
Not too many wineries can offer three distinct hotels sharing the same grounds. Stay in the 1889 Bellhurst Castle to feel the original grand eloquence of the place. If the cold stone of a castle turns you off, surround yourself with the fine woodwork of White Springs Manor. And if you feel like more modern accommodations, including in-room two person jacuzzis, check out the Vinifera Inn.
Whether you're looking for fascinating history, a romantic getaway, or unique and memorable lodgings, Bellhurst Castle should be high on your list of next destinations. All of this - and superb wine, too!Bellhurst wines — Photo courtesy of eastcoastwineries.blogspot.com