Lakewood Vineyards

Lakewood Vineyards, Watkins Glen: Hours, Address, Lakewood Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Lakewood Vineyards
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Lakewood Vineyards is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. A working grape farm since 1951, the winery was established in 1988. Almost 2 decades later, with over 675 awards, we continually produce fine wines and mead, and present these wines in the inviting, friendly tasting room. We are family friendly and encourage you to enjoy the view of Seneca Lake while strolling through our vineyards or picnicking in our lawn.
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ACM5669
Lorton, VA34 contributions
On a rainy day, my wife and I stopped by this winery. We did a tasting of their sweet flight at $5 each. With your tasting, you get a wooden chip redeemable for $3 off, which is only good if you buy at least 2 bottles. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable, and told us a lot about each of the wines as well as about the family that started and owns this winery. Our server was very patient, took her time until we were ready for the next wine…we didn’t feel rushed or pressured. She even offered a complimentary tasting of their Port Wine. Of course, we ended up buying a bottle of Port, along with several bottles of our favorite (Abby Rose), which we had previously had during dinner at one of the restaurants in Watkins Glen. It was a very nice and relaxing environment. Their prices were very reasonable and consistent with other wineries in the area. We definitely recommend visiting this winery during your visit to the Finger Lakes region.
Written July 26, 2022
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Charles W
West Babylon, NY110 contributions
Lakewood Vineyards offers a broad selection of solid, modestly priced wines. It offers a comfortable tasting room and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The wines were more of an "everyday" sort, but that's not a bad thing, as sometimes we want to have wine with a burger and pizza, Lakewood's offerings fit well in that role; we surprised ourselves by buying a few bottles of Abby Rose for just that reason. For those who enjoy native American grapes, Lakewood's Niagara is one of the best Niagaras that we have had anywhere. While there are more elegant wines and more elegant wineries elsewhere in the Finger Lakes region, Lakewood is a worthwhile stop; no one eats fillet mignon every day, and it's nice to have a few bottles around that are enjoyable to drink and go well with meatloaf or a casual pasta.
Written November 12, 2021
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Hi Charles, Thank you for the nice review. I agree that we don't all eat filet mignon every day (would be nice though). It sounds as if you tried the sweeter flight, which currently has mostly what you described as casual wines. Our inventory in dessert wines, and reserve red wines is low (or we are out) so we don't have those available currently. I hope you will visit again and that you enjoy the Abby Rose you purchased. Wishing you a healthy, happy holiday season.
Written December 26, 2021
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David
New York42 contributions
Family
We found this great place online and it was such a great experience. It was about 10 minutes from Seneca harbor station in Watkins Glen. There was plenty of parking. We made a reservation ahead of time for a 30 minute tasting which was $5 a person. You get $4 back if you buy 2 bottles at the end. I was really impressed with their COVID prep which included plexiglass, masking of all staff and private tables. We had a table outdoors with the best view possible. Such a relaxing and beautiful day. Kay took time to go over all the different wines with us and really got to know us. You can also grab a full glass and sit outside at a picnic table. We also walked around the vineyard. I would have liked a tour going over how wine is made and opportunity to buy a cheese pack to go with the wine. I would come back and buy more of their great tasting wine.
Written July 10, 2020
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Thank you for the nice review. We are all working hard to make sure you can enjoy a tasting experience here. We really appreciate you sharing your visit on Trip Advisor. We hope to resume our tours later in the season. They are currently suspended to ensure appropriate social distancing for our guests and team members. We look forward to you visiting again! Be well.
Written July 12, 2020
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OnTheRoadAgain8180
Gardiner, ME382 contributions
We loved everything about our wine tasting at Lakewood. The wines were fantastic and the young woman hosting us, Marina (spelling?), was outstanding! She was very energetic and told us a great deal about each of the wines we were having. As everyone knows, there are many wineries to choose from in the Finger Lakes - we recommend including Lakewood on your itinerary!
Written September 21, 2021
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We are so happy that you enjoyed your experieince at Lakewood Vineyards. Marina is really knowledgeable and friendly, and we are so lucky she is part of our team. Thank you for recommending us to people visiting Finger Lakes wineries. Please come see us again soon. Cheers!
Written September 24, 2021
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lovetodance418
Boston, MA225 contributions
Visited today and had a wonderful time. Terrence (don’t call him Terry) was our server. He knew everything about the wine and was so humorous during his presentation. We had a wonderful time trying our flights of wine among the gorgeous gardens. Wine is reasonably priced and you get a discount after your tasting. Even picnicked outside on one of the umbrella tables after our tasting. Recommended!
Written July 29, 2021
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So glad you had a great time at Lakewood Vineyards and enjoyed the wine. Terence is definitely knowledgeable and fun when he pours wine. I hope you enjoyed the wines you took home and will come back and visit again.
Written August 18, 2021
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FbCoach97
Novi, MI66 contributions
Couples
My wife and I spent a couple of days in the Finger Lakes of New York. We visited and did tastings at several of the abundant local wineries. Lakewood Vineyards really stood out for us .

The tastings are done as flights in groups of about 12 guests and are led by an employee. There is a choice of dry or sweet. We had the dry. Our leader was Tammy, I believe, and was very entertaining and knowledgeable about the wines, the grapes, and the area. She even suggested a post-tasting stop at the Shtayburne Dairy, about 1.5 miles for an ice cream "flight" or a cone. We did and it was the absolutely creamiest we ever had. So good.

The Lakewood wines were very good. The setting, overlooking Senica Lake, was beautiful. The experience was great. We would definitely visit again if we are in the area.
Written July 17, 2021
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What a nice review! Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience. Our team is great and Tami has been with us for quite a while, always taking good care of our guests. I am pleased that you will include Lakewood Vineyards in your visit when you come the the Finger Lakes again. Have a great July!
Written July 18, 2021
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Alexandra M
Newton, MA3 contributions
Couples
This was the second winery my partner and I visited, and by far both of our favorites. The people were so so SO nice and informative and helpful. The woman pouring tastings even gave me an extra tasting because I couldn’t decide between two kinds. The $5 tasting came with a $4 off two bottles, so we left with two bottles of wine for my parents for less than $15. They were also SUPER conscientious about Covid and had extra measures in place to ensure our safety. We will absolutely come back!!!! Thank you Lakewood wineries!
Written September 29, 2020
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Seeing your review gave me a great start to my day! I will share this with our team as they are such a wonderful group to work with. Our winemakers make delicious wines and we all enjoy sharing them with our guests. I hope the rest of your time in the Finger Lakes was fantastic and that you will visit again. Be well!
Written September 30, 2020
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vwnotabug
Maryland290 contributions
We did both flights of tastings (dry and sweet) at $10 each ($20 total). With your tastings you get a wooden chip redeemable for $3 off, but it's only good if you buy at least 2 bottles. You also get a little bag of oyster crackers. A little bit of cheese would have been nicer.

Our young server was pleasant but did not tell us very much about any of the wines, and we felt a bit rushed, even though they were not busy at the time. We were not even done one sample before she was uncorking the next. I don't know that she even realized she was rushing us -- she seemed a bit distracted so perhaps she was just on auto-pilot. Most of the wines we tasted were not flavorful enough for our taste, but we did find one we liked. There was no pressure to purchase anything, other than a reminder of "If you buy one more bottle, you'll get $3 off", which was not at all pushy and, had we been thinking about another bottle, would have been a welcome reminder.

We were not impressed with the service or the wine, but neither was bad, either. However, with all the wineries to choose from in this region, I doubt we'd choose to return here.
Written October 7, 2021
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I am sorry you had a less than stellar eperience at Lakewood Vineyards. Our wine stewards try to give eeryone their undivided attention, and I am sorry you did not feel you had the server's full attention. Our tasting fee is just $5 per person, so please let us know if you were mistakenly charged $10 per person. If you have a receipt I will certainly refund the difference. Please e-mail us at wine@lakewoodvineyards.com so we can "make it right". Hoping the rest of your experience in the area was more agreeable to you.
Written October 11, 2021
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lbsunsets
Westlake, OH130 contributions
The view of is beautiful! The wines were very good and reasonably priced as well. The tasting was $5, the best price of the day! We really liked the long stem red and long stem white for everyday dinner wine and/or sangrias; they were only $9 a bottle, plus if you did a tasting they gave you $2 off any 2 wines.

The grounds have picnic tables and there was an "Ice Cream" food truck outside. There were some people celebrating a birthday near it, so not sure if they rented the truck or if the vineyard always has it, but it was nice to know it is an option.

Great visit!
Written July 30, 2021
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Thank you for the nice review. The Long Stem White and Red are both such great values and really tasty! The Great Escape Food Truck (or other food trucks) are here most weekends through the summer and fall. The birthday party you encountered must have just gotten lucky to be here when the ice cream was avialable. I hope you will make Lakewood a regular place to visit when you are in the Finger Lakes. Cheers!
Written August 18, 2021
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Mary Beth K
United States30 contributions
We dropped into Lakeview and, at first, were disappointed that the outside tasting area was full. They were still social distancing, and we had no reservation, so it wasn't their fault. Our tasting quickly made up for it. We were offered wines outside of the list when the staffer- can't remember her name, my bad! - heard us talking about sparkling and dry wines. As a result, we got to taste their bubbly Candeo. Delicious! Our server made all the difference, and we bought a ton of wine.

Don't miss this place and its nine dogs! We kept seeing dogs crossing the tasting room to go outside, and apparently, they have at least nine who hang out in the production area. They're all very well-behaved and gorgeous.
Written June 24, 2021
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I agree, the Bubbly Candeo is delicious! Thank you for the nice review. On nice days we wish our deck was 4X the size it is so we could accommodate more people there. I am glad you stayed and tasted, and that you enjoyed the wines. Please come again soon!
Written July 18, 2021
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Lakewood Vineyards is open:
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