Boutique wineries on the southern shore of Lake Erie in New York & Pennsylvania

Lakeview Wine Cellars


A tranquil setting with a wine bottle shaped pond, where friends gather for picnics, music and fun.

When Sam and Becky Best opened Lakeview Wine Cellars in May, 2008, they set out to build a winery that was as friendly to the environment as they are to their customers. Their wine-bottle shaped pond is used for storm water management, irrigation, fire control, and as a geo-thermal heat source. The building is situated to accommodate solar panels, and they plan to build a wind generator. They use no harsh chemicals, instead opting to use ozonated water, which is electrically charged water that creates ozone to sanitize equipment before it turns back into ozone after 5 minutes.

As eco-friendly as the Best’s are, nothing compares to the warm friendliness you’ll experience at Lakeview Wine Cellars. From the moment you’re greeted by the winery’s official mascot, an Irish Setter named Cabernet, you’ll be easily taken in by the relaxed, clean atmosphere. The one-of-a-kind tasting bar was built by a friend, and its glass top encases beautifully displayed sand, stones and shells that were sent to Sam by friends who live in places as far away as Ft. Myers, Hawaii, St. Augustine, and San Francisco.

The winery is a dream come true for Sam and Becky, who had been home winemakers for 30 years before deciding to share their unique wines in a commercial setting. Sam will tell you that one of the true pleasures of his business is watching the smiles come across the faces of visitors when they taste a wine they truly enjoy.

Sam creates his wines using only grapes that are grown within a two-mile radius from his winery. All of Lakeview’s premium varieties are fermented in Pennsylvania white oak barrels. What’s special about “oak-aged wines”? The oak barrel imparts character and flavor into the wine. Pennsylvania oak is even better, as it imparts a smooth, clean, “oakey” flavor without bitterness.

Located just minutes from I-90, Lakeview is a perfect stop for those who want to relax on the back porch to enjoy gorgeous lake views, have a picnic, take a hike, learn about delicious food pairings or chat with good friends.


Our Wines


2010 Vintners Reserve Chardonnay:

Dry white. Aged 12 months in a new PA oak barrel, this wine features a buttery, creamy and oaky finish.
0% residual sugars
Bronze AWS, Silver FLWC

Semi-dry white with notes of apricot and peach with citrus undertones. As this wine warms slightly, you will notice all the different flavors. Serve chilled.
1.5% residual sugars
Silver PAFS

Shipwreck White:
Crisp semi-sweet white wine with notes of melon & citrus.
3.5% residual sugars
Bronze AWS, FLWC                                                                                                          

Sweet, fruity white wine
4% residual sugars
Bronze PAFS

Cabernet Franc Ice Wine:
Cab Franc Ice wine infused with Guittard’s Chocolate.
16% residual sugar                            


2010 Proprietors Reserve Cab Sav/Cab Franc:
Mobilia Farms & Rassie Vineyards grown. Berry & black fruit tastes with hints of oak. Aged in PA oak barrels for 13 months. Nice balance with smooth finish. 
0% residual sugar
Bronze AWS, FLWC

2010 Vintners Reserve Cabernet Franc:                      
Rassie Vineyards dry red with bold, earthy tastes. Aged in PA oak barrels for 13 months.
0% residual sugars
Silver EIWC

2011 Shipwreck Red:
A  blend of Baco-Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin & Cabernet Sauvignon, Nioret. Aged in PA oak barrels. A dry, complex wine with hints of oak on the finish.
1% residual sugars    
Silver FLWC                                                

Sunset Blush:
Semi-Dry with a touch of sweetness made from Stuben grapes. 
2.5% residual sugars
Silver FA, Bronze AWS (08-09) and PAFS

Sweet fruity red wine. The most common grape grown in the area.
4% residual sugars
Silver PAFS

Red Sky:
A delightful blend of Concord and Niagara grapes. Very smooth, clean and fun to drink.
5.0% residual sugars and lower in alcohol
Bronze AWS, Gold FA, Silver FLWC


American Wine Society = AWS
PA State Farm Show = PAFS
Florida State Fair = FA
Eastern States International = EIWC
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition = FLWC


Contact Us

Phone: (814) 725-4440
Mailing Address:
8440 Singer Road
North East, Pennsylvania 16428
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Lakeview hosts private functions for up to 50 people. Contact them for details.



Wine Types

Proprietors Reserve 2007, Red Sky, Shipwreck Red

Sunset Blush

Chambourcin, Concord, Vintners Reserve Cabernet Franc 2008, Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Niagara, Seyval Blanc, Dry Riesling, Riesling


Where are we located?

Street Address:
8440 Singer Road
North East, Pennsylvania 16428


Sun:  noon – 5 p.m.

Mon:  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tue & Wed: By chance (we are usually here )

Thur & Fri:  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sat:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.