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:
$8 per person (adults 21+),
$4 refundable with 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:
$4 per person (adults 21+),
refundable with bottle purchase

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

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.

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Norrie Cornelius

Norrie Cornelius

Kathleen Dafoe

Kathleen Dafoe

Tami Grawunder

Tami Grawunder

Kathe Hayes

Kathe Hayes

David Hertel

David Hertel

Lynnette Lenzner

Lynnette Lenzner

Vicky Shaban

Vicky Shaban

Chris Stephany

Chris Stephany

Kelly VanScoyk

Kelly VanScoyk

Stewards Descriptions

Norrie Cornelius

Norrie Cornelius

Norrie Cornelius

Norrie (a.k.a. the “Wine Wench”) has been part of Lakewood Vineyards since 1998. Her love of people, storytelling, and our wines will make your wine tasting and buying experience a pleasure. You’ll feel like you’ve made a new friend.

Kathleen Dafoe

Kathleen Dafoe

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.

Tami Grawunder

Tami Grawunder

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.

Kathe Hayes

Kathe Hayes

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.

David Hertel

David Hertel

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.

Lynnette Lenzner

Lynnette Lenzner

Lynnette Lenzner

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

Vicky Shaban

Vicky Shaban

Vicky Shaban

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

Chris Stephany

Chris Stephany

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.

Kelly VanScoyk

Kelly VanScoyk

Kelly VanScoyk

This vivacious mom of four shares her talents between Lakewood Vineyards and a neighboring winery. Even though she’s new to our crew, she fits right in and is already 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 and memorable experiences.

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