The Essential Taste of the Finger Lakes

Let our friendly and knowledgeable stewards teach you about our vines and vineyards while you enjoy award-winning wines and breathtaking views of Seneca Lake.
Guided Tour & Tasting: Finger Lakes Wine Tours at Lakewood Vineyards

Guided Tour & Tasting

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.

Perfect for:
Couples, families and smaller groups of 8 or fewer tasters

Cost:
$10 per person (adults 21+),
$4 refundable with 2 bottle purchase

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

Signature Tasting: Finger Lakes Wine Tours at Lakewood Vineyards

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 & information about our vineyards, our grapes, and our wine-making process.

Perfect for:
Couples, families and small groups of up to 12 tasters

Cost:
$5 per person (adults 21+),
$4 refundable with 2 bottle purchase

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

To help us maintain a safe environment,
reservations are requested.

View our full tasting guidelines here.

Reservations are not required.

Cellar Room Tasting: Finger Lakes Wine Tours at Lakewood Vineyards

Cellar Room Tasting

Enjoy a flight of five of our current releases in this tasting opportunity created for larger parties. Guided by our experienced stewards, your group will explore our history, our grapes, and our winemaking from the comfort of our distinctively designed Cellar Room.

Perfect for:
Large groups such as coach tours, family reunions, bus groups, bridal parties, etc.

Cost:
$5 per person
(adults 21+)

Available:
By appointment only, please

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Finger Lakes Wine Tours - Meet the Lakewood Stewards

Our Stewards

Our wine stewards are informed, educated and experienced.
Their goal isn’t to impress you with their vast learning, though; it’s to provide the knowledge that allows you to fully appreciate the quality of our wines. And to be eager and able to answer whatever questions you have.

Steward Images

Kathleen Dafoe

Kathleen Dafoe

Vicki Gardner

Vicki Gardner

Sage Garrison

Sage Garrison

Tami Grawunder

Tami Grawunder

Kathe Hayes

Kathe Hayes

Anisha Hendrickson

Anisha Hendrickson

David Hertel

David Hertel

Mary Beth Hollenbeck

Mary Beth Hollenbeck

Emma Knapp

Emma Knapp

Terence Lane

Terence Lane

Michele Smith

Michele Smith

Chris Stephany

Chris Stephany

Stewards Descriptions

Our Stewardess Kathleen

Our Stewardess Kathleen

Kathleen Dafoe

Kathleen is a seasoned veteran of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail with 11 years of local wine knowledge and wit to share. She’s a big fan of our Cabernet Franc … just ask her and maybe she’ll share a sip with you.

Our Stewardess Vicki

Our Stewardess Vicki

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 Sage

Our Stewardess Sage

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 Stewardess Tami

Our Stewardess Tami

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

Our Stewardess Kathe

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

Our Stewardess Anisha

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 David

Our Steward David

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 Mary

Our Stewardess Mary

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 ready to help people find Lakewood wines they love and an experience in the area that will be long remembered. When not working, Mary Beth enjoys exploring the area with her husband, Eric, and dog, Bayla.

Our Stewardess Emma

Our Stewardess Emma

Emma Knapp

Though Emma has 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 is spearheading the social media activities for Lakewood Vineyards.

Our Steward Terence

Our Steward Terence

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

Our Stewardess Michele

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.

Our Steward Chris

Our Steward Chris

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.

Finger Lakes Wine Tours - Meet the Lakewood Stewards

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.

Lakewood Alumni Images

Norrie Cornelius

Norrie Cornelius

Lynnette Lenzner

Lynnette Lenzner

Vicky Shaban

Vicky Shaban

Kelly VanScoyk

Kelly VanScoyk

Lakewood Alumni Description

Norrie, Past Stewardess

Norrie, Past Stewardess

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.

Lynnette, Past Stewardess

Lynnette, Past Stewardess

Lynnette Lenzner

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.

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.

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.

Partners & Marketeers

Erin, Teresa, Mark, Bev, Kaye & Liz

Partners & Marketeers

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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