The new owners of the Gold Seal Winery in Hammondsport unveiled some pretty ambitious plans over the weekend that, if ever completed, would be sure to boost tourism in the region. John and Linda Giglio hope to turn the old Winery into a one-of-a-kind resort on Keuka Lake. Initial plans for the 23 acre plot include shops, restaurants, lodging, a separate Provence-styled villa, a spa and entertainment venues. Congressman Tom Reed says he'll support the project at the venue that holds a special place in his heart.
Reed says he's hopeful the plans will move forward.
The winery was built in 1865 and has been vacant since it was sold by Seagrams in 1984. How the development would be funding was not disclosed.