The Essential Taste
of the Finger Lakes

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Guided Tour & Tasting

This intimate, guided visit gives an inside look at our winemaking 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 6 or fewer tasters
  • $20 per person
  • $15 for Rose Guild and Wine Club members

$3 refundable with 2 bottle purchase

  • Saturday: 10:00am & 11:00am
  • Sunday: 1:00pm

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Signature Tasting

Choose from our featured flights of dry and semi-dry, or semi-sweet and sweet. Enjoy your wines in one of our beautiful tasting rooms as our stewards share stories and information about our vineyards, our grapes, and our wine-making process.

  • Couples, families and groups of up to 12 tasters
  • Up to 6 people: $5 per person
  • 7 – 12 people: $10 per person
  • Complementary for Rose Guild and Wine Club members

$3 refundable with 2 bottle purchase

  • Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Reservations are required for groups of 7-12.

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Vineyard Hike & Tasting

Enjoy a walk through our vineyards guided by one of our engaging winery team members. Your guide will introduce the varieties as you pass the vineyards and pour a selection of wines from the vines you meet along the way.

  • Groups of 2-12 tasters
  • $20 per person
  • $15 for Rose Guild and Wine Club members
  • Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am

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Lakewood Events

A Full Events Calendar!

In addition to our regular tours and tastings, there are many special opportunities to enjoy our wines. Check out our complete calendar of tastings, winery experiences, and off-site events.

Sidekick Soirée 2024

Bring your dogs to walk, wine and play at our third annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Schuyler County!

Summer 2024 Food Truck Schedule

Join us weekends this summer to enjoy great foods, delicious wines, and amazing views.

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Our Stewards

Our wine stewards are informed, educated and experienced. Their goal is to provide the knowledge that allows you to fully appreciate the quality of our wines. Whether you prefer in-depth technical information or want to explore food and wine pairings, our crew is eager and able to answer whatever questions you have.

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  • Kathleen DafoeKathleen Dafoe portrait
  • Monica Fredell
  • Vicki GardnerVicki portrait
  • Tami GrawunderTami Grawunder portrait
  • Kathe HayesKathe Hayes portrait
  • Anisha HendricksonOur stewardess Anisha portrait
  • Terence LaneOur Steward Terence portrait
  • Michele SmithOur Stewardess Michele portrait
  • Lynnette LenzerLynnette Lenzner portrait
  • Rachael Miller
  • Allison Stamp
  • Shelby Ganiscioli
  • Amy Wysocki
Our Steward Kevin
Our Steward Kevin

Kevin Barnes

A fun loving guy, Kevin has a daily pun ready for the Lakewood team. Kevin likes to pair his love of dry wine with his dry sense of humor. He can be spotted easily because he will be the one wearing a tie dye shirt or one of his many Hawaiian shirts.

Our Stewardess Kathleen
Kathleen pouring wine

Kathleen Dafoe

Kathleen is a seasoned veteran of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail with more than a decade of local wine knowledge and wit to share. She is a big fan of our Cabernet Franc and if you are lucky she might share some amazing recipes she makes and enjoys with our Chardonnay.

Our Stewardess Monica
Monica watering flowers

Monica Fredell

A native of the midwest, Monica brings a great combination of knowledge and an adventurous spirit to the Lakewood team. Outside of work she is an avid gardener, beekeeper, and runner. She also enjoys walks with her dogs, and the amazing meals her husband Jim prepares.

Our Stewardess Vicki
Vicki with a bottle of Abby Rose

Vicki Gardner

Vicki grew-up in Schuyler County but lived away for many years while her husband Russell was serving in the military. Upon returning to the area, Vicki worked for a local garden center until she made a change and joined the team at Lakewood. Her gentle demeanor will make your tasting experience relaxing and enjoyable.

Our Stewardess Tami
Tami in the vineyards

Tami Grawunder

A Finger Lakes native, Tami found her calling 28 years ago in the wine industry. She enjoys talking to guests about Lakewood Vineyards wines and the ever-growing wine region she calls home. Visitors from Germany are pleased to find that Tami is bi-lingual, and visitors from everywhere find her generous and helpful.

Our Stewardess Kathe greeting customers
Kathe greeting customers

Kathe Hayes

After retiring from a career in mental health, it seemed only logical for Kathe to continue to help people with their outlook on life. But now she does it by offering great wine for tasting. Kathe has enjoyed Lakewood wine since the winery began, so being in the tasting room is an exciting marriage of her two interests.

Our Stewardess Anisha
Anisha with a few of her favorite wines

Anisha Hendrickson

Anisha is the light of Lakewood that never goes out. Her energy and zeal delight both guests and staff. When not at work, Anisha enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad; sons, Isaac and Elliot; and their two dogs.

Our Steward Terence
Terence sampling some wine

Terence Lane

Terence came to the Finger Lakes following the pandemic closure of New York City’s dining scene where he worked as a Sommelier. His extensive restaurant experience makes him a go-to for wine and food pairing suggestions. He enjoys exploring the natural wonders and wines of the region.

Our Stewardess Michele
Michele greeting customers

Michele Smith

Michele grew up next door to Lakewood Farm and is a lifelong friend of the Stamp family. After returning to the area in 2019, Michele shares her talents with Lakewood, where her local knowledge and approachable, friendly, demeanor make it seem as if she has always been here.

Lynnette, Past Stewardess

Lynnette Lenzer

Quick with a smile and willing to help anywhere she was needed, Lynnette was brave enough to be our greeter on busy fall Saturdays. She enjoyed pouring Lakewood wines and was often heard laughing with guests as they shared their wine experiences with her … and sometimes even their dance moves.

Rachael Miller

Rachael’s father is a decorated Finger Lakes winemaker, and you could say Rachael grew-up in the Finger Lakes wine business. After several years down south working in wine and hospitality, Rachael returned to her hometown and joined our Lakewood team. Her warm smile and easy laugh will make guests feel right at home while enjoying their wine tasting at Lakewood.

Allison Stamp

Allison is a granddaughter of Lakewood founders Bev & Monty Stamp. She spent lots of time “helping” her Mom, Kaye, and various aunts and uncles at Lakewood while growing up. Now a teacher and coach, Allie helps at the winery during the summer months, and for winery events. Guests enjoy her quick wit and tales of personal experiences growing up at Lakewood.

Shelby Ganiscioli

A family friend, Shelby came to Lakewood when she moved back to the area from Minnesota. She is known to intersperse tales of her adventures with her canine pals, Rooney and Magnolia, when she helps out in the tasting room on weekends and during winery events.

Amy Wysocki

An engineer by trade, and a very talented seamstress, Amy spent many years helping her family at their bustling apple farm. She has a knack for entertaining children with stories and paper tricks, and is sure to help tasters find just the right wines for their palates. 

Partners & Marketeers at winery entrance
Erin, Teresa, Mark, Bev, Kaye & Liz

Partners & Marketeers

;Guests are likely to see any of these people when visiting Lakewood Vineyards. One of them might even pour you a flight of wines. Most of the time this crew is working in the background, tending to many behind-the-scenes aspects of the winery business: paying bills, promoting off-premise sales, preparing payroll, setting the work schedule, shipping wine, stocking the shelves, submitting labels for approval, and countless other operational and management tasks.

The partners and marketeers are all related by blood or winery ownership—or both—but primarily by a passion for making Lakewood Vineyards a premier winery delivering delicious wines, memorable experiences, and second-to-none Finger Lakes wine tours.

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Our Lakewood Alumni

These familiar faces at Lakewood Vineyards have moved-on to other adventures. While we miss them, we know they are doing great things in their new endeavors.

  • Sage GarrisonOur Stewardess Sage portrait
  • David HertelDavid Hertel portrait
  • Emma Knapp
  • Chris StephanyChris Stephany portrait
  • Norrie CorneliusNorrie Cornelius portrait
  • John DamainJohn Damian portrait
  • Kennedy HeichelKennedy, an alumni
  • Mary Beth HollenbeckMary Beth, Past Stewardess
  • Jordan Knappportrait of Jordan
  • Vicky ShabanVicky Shaban portrait
  • Jaclyn SymiakakisJaclyn, Alumni
  • Kelly VanScoykKelly VanScoyk portrait
  • Abbey WelkerAbbey, Alumni
Our Stewardess Sage
Sage sitting outside

Sage Garrison

One of the newest members of the Lakewood Vineyards team, Sage joined us seamlessly. She is quick to laugh, willing to try anything, and happy to share her ever-expanding knowledge of wine. Growing-up nearby, Sage is a great source of local information and “little known” waterfall locations.

Our Steward David driving golf cart
David driving a golf cart

David Hertel

A successful bed and breakfast owner, David came to Lakewood to learn about Finger Lakes wines and to share his enthusiasm for the region’s many assets with wine tasters. He spoils the Lakewood crew with his baked goodies and shows sincere interest in knowing about visitors’ plans and adventures during their Finger Lakes sojourns, helping them make the most out of their Finger Lakes wine tours & tastings.

Our Stewardess Emma
Emma taking a reservation

Emma Knapp

Though Emma had been coming to work with her Mom, Teresa, since she was an infant, she officially began working at Lakewood in the summers while attending Hartwick College. Though she seems like a gentle soul, Emma was a powerhouse on the lacrosse field while at Hartwick. She came back to join the Lakewood family when she graduated. In addition to working in the tasting room, Emma also assists with shipping and media activities for Lakewood Vineyards.

Our Steward Chris moving boxes of wine
Chris moving boxes of wine

Chris Stephany

Whether it’s surf boards or Finger Lakes wine, Chris’s passion for the past few years has been helping people find the “right fit” for them. He dives in wherever he is needed; in addition to pouring wine he’s also worked in the cellar and helped pick grapes. He calls Watkins Glen home.

Norrie, Past Stewardess
Norrie posting on our social channels

Norrie Cornelius

Norrie (a.k.a. the “Wine Wench”) had been part of Lakewood Vineyards since 1998. Her love of people, storytelling, and our wines made all of our visitors’ tastings a pleasure. After meeting Norrie, you felt like you’de made a new friend.

John Damian harvesting grapes
John harvesting grapes

John Damain

John came to Lakewood Vineyards in 1996. With prior experience working in a restaurant with an extensive wine selection, he had gained a great knowledge of wines but had never experienced wine production. At Lakewood, he asked if he could work harvest. After 15 years on our winemaking team, John transitioned to vineyard work and after several years working on the farm, he has retired. He now has more time to pursue his passion for fishing.

Kennedey, Alumna
Kennedy with peonies on the deck

Kennedy Heichel

High school valedictorian and collegiate pole vaulter, Kennedy dived right in when she joined the Lakewood team. Now finishing her education, she still stops in to see us from time to time.

Mary, Past Stewardess
Mary checking out our merch

Mary Beth Hollenbeck

Ready with warm smile and laugh, Mary Beth joined the Lakewood team with experience in wedding and event planning and the tourism industry. She is an outspoken and knowledgeable advocate for the Finger Lakes and was always ready to help people find Lakewood wines they love and an experience in the area that would be long remembered. When not working, Mary Beth enjoyed exploring the area with her husband, Eric, and dog, Bayla.

Jordan, Past Stewardess

Jordan Knapp

Jordan started coming to Lakewood as an infant with her mother, Teresa, and officially began working when she was old enough to serve wine to Lakewood’s guests. Her years growing up at Lakewood added an interesting perspective when she entertained tasters. A graduate from Nazareth College, Jordan helped with social media activities and worked in the tasting room.

Vicky, Past Stewardess
Vicky, Past Stewardess

Vicky Shaban

Vicky came to Lakewood by way of a road sign and was a welcome addition to the tasting room crew. We were lucky she found Lakewood, and lucky she deemed it the right place to share her wine knowledge. Her gentle demeanor and pleasant presentation made guests want to linger over their flights of wines.

jaclyn stirring grapes in harvest bin
Jaclyn stirring grapes in a harvest bin

Jaclyn Symiakakis

A harvest intern, Jaclyn came to Lakewood with lots of experience selling wine, and a keen interest in making it. Jaclyn has moved on to another adventure that has her living closer to her New England based family.

Kelly, Past Stewardess
Kelly, Past Stewardess

Kelly VanScoyk

This vivacious mom of four shared her talents between Lakewood Vineyards and a neighboring winery. Even though she was new to our crew, she fit right in and quickly became a familiar face at our tasting bar.

Abbey, Alumni
Abbey pouring wine

Abbey Welker

After a short stint at Lakewood Abbey returned to Syracuse University. We miss her warm smile and inquisitive nature.

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