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Lakeshore Winery

Lakeshore Winery Lakeshore Winery is owned and operated by John and Annie Bachman, who purchased the property in June of 1994 from the winery's founders, Bill and Doris Brown. John and Annie are committed to continuing the traditions established by the Browns. Essentially those traditions mean making a variety of wines of the highest quality; providing a fun, relaxed and educational tasting room experience; and having a good time doing it. The winery is located on a farm that dates back to 1825. It's an ideal site for growing grapes. Proximity to the deep waters of Cayuga Lake provides enough tempering effect to enable the European (Vitis vinifera) grapes to thrive. The original barn provides a unique setting for receiving visitors, with a spectacular view of the lake. There is even a dock for boaters to visit the winery. Bill and Doris purchased the property in 1978, and immediately planted Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The first vintage was in 1981, and they began selling wine in 1982. All of our grapes come from our own vineyard or neighboring Finger Lakes vineyards.

From the west via the New York State Thruway Use Exit 41, Waterloo. Turn south on Route 414, then east on Route 318 until it ends at the intersection with Routes 5, 20, and 89. Jog left on 5 and 20, then immediately turn right (south) on Route 89. Go about 13 miles; watch for Lakeshore on your right just past Cobblestone Farm. From the east via the New York State Thruway Use Exit 40, Weedsport. Go south on Route 34, then west on Route 31 through Port Byron. Route 31 makes a right turn in Port Byron, so watch for the sign. Turn left (south) on State Route 90, right on Routes 5 and 20, then left on Route 89. Go about 13 miles; watch for Lakeshore on your right just past Cobblestone Farm. From the southwest via Watkins Glen All of the state routes entering Watkins Glen con

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5132 Route 89, Romulus, NY, US, 14541 Email:
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Vintage 2001. Made from grapes that were dried for three months to concentrate the sugar and flavor, then fermented, left on the skins for several months, and aged in oak barrels. Incredibly intense body and flavor. Very limited quantity. No residual sugar.
  Aunt Clara
An old Lakeshore favorite, our proprietary semi-sweet blend featuring the delightfully fruity aroma of Catawba, one of the native American grapes. We considered changing the name from Aunt Clara to Catawba, but a lot of people didn't like the idea, so Aunt Clara is here to stay. Residual sugar 4.0%.
  Baco Noir
Vintage 2002. Excellent value in a dry red dinner wine. Oak barrel aged for a complex, full-bodied taste. Our most popular wine. No residual sugar.
  Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2002. Full-bodied and bone dry with lots of tannin. Completely fermented on the skins, then aged in oak barrels for nearly a year. No residual sugar.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2000. Classic full-bodied Bordeaux-style dinner wine. Complex flavor, rich in tannin, an excellent keeper. No residual sugar.
  Cayuga White
Vintage 2002. Semi-dry and lightly oaked, an everyday alternative to Chardonnay. Our best-selling white wine. Residual sugar 1.0%.
Vintage 2002. A dry dinner wine made in the French tradition, oak barrel aged with well balanced fruit and acidity to complement any food. No residual sugar.
  Country Blush
Light and sweet, in the style of a White Zinfandel. Residual sugar 4.0%.
  Country Claret
Based on the Baco Noir grape, but light and easy to drink in the style of a classic French Claret. Residual sugar 0.9%.
  Pinot Noir
Vintage 2001. The classic Burgundy-style dinner wine - dry, light and complex in flavor. Also great with just about any cheese. Will get more and more interesting with age. No residual sugar.
  Rocking Chair Red
Our semi-sweet red wine, just for fun and relaxing in front of the fire. This wine is called Rudolph the Red for Christmas and Red Hot Mama on Mother's Day. Let us know if you are interested in one of these other labels. Residual sugar 3.0%.
  Semi-Dry Riesling
Vintage 2003. A great sipping wine with the fruity flavor of the fresh Riesling grape. Residual sugar 2.3%.
  Uncle Charlie
An old Lakeshore favorite. Features the fruity flavor of Catawba grapes, but less sweet than most natives and most blush wines. Residual sugar 2.0%.


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