Award winning wines from upstate new york
Online PR News – 14-February-2018 – Watkins Glen, NY – New York Upstate held a readers’ poll asking people to vote for their favorite upstate New York winery. The top five wineries in the voting were then visited by three members of the New York aUpstate team—and they named Lakewood Vineyards the Judges’ Choice Award Winner.
During their visit, the judges were especially fond of our Bubbly Candeo, a light, crisp sparkler similar to Prosecco. They also enjoyed the Lemberger, naming it Best Dry Red in their quest for the best.
Lakewood Vineyards 2017 Bubbly Candeo was awarded Best Sparkling wine at the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition recently held in Tampa, Florida. After being awarded a Double Gold Medal (unanimous gold) in its class, the Bubbly Candeo was awarded Best Sparkling Wine among all winning sparklers in the competition.
Bubbly Candeo was not the only Lakewood wine to win Double Gold. The 2016 Dry Riesling, 2016 Riesling and 2016 Pinot Gris were all awarded Double Gold to round out a strong showing for Lakewood’s entries.
Lakewood Vineyards president Chris Stamp says, “Thank you to all the fans who voted us into the final round, and to the judges who took their time to come experience Lakewood’s wines first-hand. We truly appreciate the recognition.”
With 7 decades and 3 generations of grape-growing experience, Lakewood Vineyards produces some of the Finger Lakes’ most award-winning wines.
Lakewood Farm is located on the west side of Seneca Lake, with east-facing slopes gently leading down to the shores. Owned and operated by the Stamp family since 1951, the vineyard’s first grapes were sold to Welch's Grape Juice Company in 1955. As the economic climate for small commercial grape producers became challenging, the Stamps took the next step and began producing and selling wine made from their grapes.
As the wines produced at Lakewood Vineyards gained recognition, so did the acreage in grapes increase—from 45 in 1988 to 80 in production today, with 10 newly planted. Lakewood Farm is still the main source of grapes for Lakewood Vineyards wines and supplies 15 varieties.
The vineyard crew practices careful management of the vines and land, with a focus on sustainable practices, including composting, mulching and use of cover crops.
4024 Ny state route 14
Watkins Glen, NY
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