Guided Winery Tour & Tasting
- Lakewood Vineyards
- 4024 State Route 14
- Rock Stream, NY 14878
- September 29, 2018
- $8 per person ($4 refundable with bottle purchase)
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
This intimate, guided visit gives an inside look at our wine-making process—from the vineyards and how we care for them to where and how the grapes become wine. Complete the experience with a flight of wines specially selected by our stewards.
Couples, families and smaller groups of 8 or fewer tasters
$8 per person (adults 21+),
$4 refundable with bottle purchase
Saturday: 10:00am & 11:00am
Open daily year round, Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM and Sunday: Noon-5PM. Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For groups of 12 or more, please call or e-mail to schedule an appointment. Contact us to find out how to place an order, or feel free to buy wine directly from our tasting room.
In 1988, after nearly 37 years of growing and selling grapes, the Stamp family founded Lakewood Vineyards winery and began producing wines from their sprawling lakeside vineyards. Starting with 7 varieties of wine, made from estate grown grapes, Lakewood Vineyards winery opened for wine tasting and sales June 10, 1989. Our selection of wines has increased to 20 varietals and blended wines and mead. Over 500 medals and trophies attest to Lakewood's dedication to consistently high quality wines.
Our winemaker, Chris Stamp, has the phrase "Winemaker/Owner/Operator/Prisoner" on his business card. He was raised on Lakewood Farm and later studied Food Science and chemistry with the goal of becoming a winemaker. After graduation from Cornell with a Bachelor's degree in 1983, Chris was hired to make wine for Plane's Cayuga Vineyards, one of the pioneer wineries on Cayuga Lake. In 1986, Chris left Plane's and took a position as a research and extension associate for the wine industry in Ohio. When Lakewood Vineyards winery opened, he returned to Watkins Glen, and the family farm, and has been winemaker for each of our vintages. His familiarity with the grapes (some of which he worked while growing-up on the farm) aids in his quest to make the best wines possible every vintage.