Finger Lakes, New York
In 1951, the Stamp family moved to Lakewood Farm, a run-down peach and apple orchard on the west side of Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The next spring, they started planting grapes. The original grapes were those favored by the large wineries and grape juice companies. In the mid-80's the family diversified to add some new varieties, with the hope of someday using them to make their own wines.
In 1988, Monty and Beverly Stamp and their children pressed the grapes for their first vintage. Lakewood Vineyards winery opened to the public in June 1989 with 7 varieties of wine, made from estate-grown grapes from their 45 acres of Finger Lakes vineyards.
Today, with over 90 acres of vineyards and 3 Stamp family generations working together, the winery produces a diverse selection of wines that have won over 1600 medals and awards. Their dedicated and talented team prides themselves on offering Finger Lakes wines of exceptional quality and value.
Abby grew up playing and even working at Lakewood Vineyards. She initially thought she would pursue a career in medicine, but she soon had a change of heart and transferred into the enology program at Cornell, graduating in 2012. Abby worked harvest in New Zealand and two vintages in Oregon. She now works with her father, Chris, and brother, Ben, crafting delicious Lakewood wines.
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