While temperatures plummeted into the mid 20′s, the last of the 2015 grapes were delivered to the press house. Though there is still lots of work ahead for the winemakers, the late nights and pre-dawn mornings of harvest are over. Winemaker, Chris, and Assistant Winemakers, Ben and Abby agree, “the fruit was beautiful but quantity was light and in some cases could even be described as sparse.” Chris adds, “as in many very nice years we wish there were more grapes, but what we have is going to make terrific wine.”
Our tasting room has been busy with new visitors as well as Lakewood Loyals coming in to taste and enjoy the wines. This is a great time of the year to collect your holiday wine selections because, like it or not, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.
As the cold weather approaches wines that work with warm, comfort foods seem to be the fastest movers. Chardonnay is great with rich, creamy sauces, while oak aged reds will pair nicely with many roasts, soups and stews. If you enjoy venison the Long Stem Red is a great choice, and nothing beats Port to chase away the winter cold.
If you need suggestions on wines to pair with certain foods contact us, or better yet come in and taste. The Lakewood Vineyards team will be glad to help you get just the right wine for your favorite foods.
We are open daily for sales and tasting and hope to see you soon.
Liz Stamp and the family at Lakewood Vineyards
Seriously good wine!
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(closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas).