Visiting Lakewood Vineyards

Directions & Parking

Lakewood Vineyards is located 4 miles north of Watkins Glen, NY on NY State Route 14.

The winery is situated on the east (lakeside) side of the road.

There is ample parking near the winery tasting room.

Code of Conduct

We have implemented the following code of conduct to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and team members. 

  • Any member of our staff can refrain from serving alcohol to a visitor that appears intoxicated.
  • We stand firm in our commitment to maintaining a space free from harassment and discrimination. Harassment and discrimination includes, but is not limited to: verbal, physical, or visual harassment, as well as discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or any other characteristic.

Any violation of this policy will result in immediate removal from the premises and future visits to Lakewood Vineyards’ tasting room will be at the discretion of winery management.

Pet Policy

Lakewood Vineyards is a dog-loving, dog-friendly winery! Read our full dog policy here.

Tasting Tips

Courtesy of Finger Lakes Wine Country and the Seneca, Keuka, and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails, here are five tips to help make your wine-tasting experience safe and enjoyable.

  1. Pace yourself.
  2. Our wineries aren’t going anywhere! Remember, these are tasting rooms, not bars. We want you to take your time, ask questions, and learn about the wines you’re drinking. Our tasting room staffers are educated and excited to share their knowledge with you. It’s all about the experience!
  1. Pack some snacks.
  2. With great local cheese, meats, and more – there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious local food between winery stops to break up your tastings. It’s nice to have a small cooler in the car stocked with cheese, crackers, granola bars, and other tasty treats to help curb your appetite and absorb the wine you’re tasting. 
  1. Drink water.
  2. Along with the food in your cooler, be sure to throw in some water or juice. It’s important to sip water (or another non-alcoholic beverage) between stops. This will help balance out any effects of the alcohol and will also help keep you hydrated – both very important! 
  1. Spit. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your mother!
  2. It’s perfectly okay to swirl, sniff, sip … then spit! Most professional wine writers and judges will do just that. Spitting preserves your taste buds because the alcohol won’t be dulling your senses and it prevents you from becoming intoxicated while trying to seriously taste wine. Try it, you just might like it!
  1. Follow the rules.
  2. It is illegal to serve someone who is visibly intoxicated, even if that person has a designated driver or is on a bus or in a limo. If you appear intoxicated, you will be refused service. 

Please understand that our staff is professionally trained to assess intoxication. If you are refused service, the decision is not meant to offend. Take the time to sit back and relax for a bit, sip on some water, or just get some fresh air. We don’t like turning people away, but we have a responsibility to follow the law. We want to protect you and your loved ones so remember to have a plan and buckle up…because we care.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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