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.
Niagara: Sweet, fruity white Tastes like the grape without the skin. Won a Bronze medal at the PA state Farm Show
Riesling: Has notes of peach and apricot and finishes with citrus flavors. Semi dry white wine. BRONZE medal winner.
Dry Riesling: Lots of fruit up front with a clean citrus finish. Locally grown by Rassie Farms. SILVER medal winner.
Seyval Blanc: Semi-dry white wine. Smooth, crisp and easy to drink. Nice on a hot summer day.
Vintners Reserve Chardonnay 2008: Fermented in PA oak, has smooth creamy taste with a smooth finish. BRONZE medal winner.
Concord: Sweet and fruity, reminiscent of the grapes this area is world famous for. Silver Medal PA State Farm Show
Chambourcin: Locally grown and fermented in PA oak. Goes great with veal or pasta. Bronze Medal American Wine Society 2009-2010
Vintners Reserve Cabernet Franc 2008: Locally grown (Rassie Vineyards) Fermented in PA oak and allowed to set on the lees for 13 months. Very bold and earthy dry red wine, with well-balanced oak. BRONZE medal winner PA State Farm Show, Silver Medal 2010 American Wine Society
Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008: Locally grown (Mobilia Farms). Fermented in PA oak. Great with a filet or prime rib. Has very nice oak and is well-balanced with good tannins and structure. Release date of 2011
Sunset Blush: Our version of the famous blush wines. This wine has a sweet nose with a semi-dry finish. BRONZE medal winner, American Wine Society.
Red Sky: A delightful blend of Concord and Niagara. Fruity and fun! "Red Sky at night sailor’s delight." Bronze medal 2009, American Wine Society.
Shipwreck Red: A blend of Cabernet Franc and Baco Noir fermented and aged in Pennsylvania oak barrels for 10 months smooth and complex flavors
Proprietors Reserve 2007: A blend of 50%Cabernet Franc and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon: Fermented and aged for 13 months in Pennsylvania Oak barrels and 13 months in the bottle. A well balanced blend of these grapes. Very smooth and flavorful dry red. Bronze medal, American Wine Society
Lakeview hosts private functions for up to 50 people. Contact them for details.
Proprietors Reserve 2007, Red Sky, Shipwreck Red
Chambourcin, Concord, Vintners Reserve Cabernet Franc 2008, Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Niagara, Seyval Blanc, Dry Riesling, Riesling
Where are we located?
8440 Singer Road
North East, Pennsylvania 16428
Enjoy our 2013 free Summer Concert Series
Join Sam & Becky for Lakeview Wine Cellars' FREE 2013 Saturday night summer concert series!
All artists will be perfoming original compositions.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket & favorite wine glass and listen to original music performed by these very talented musicians. Catering by Michael's Restaurant, Boston Bean Cafe or Johnny B's. Rain or shine. Call the winery for more details.
FREE EVENT! No tickets or reservations required.
May 25th, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Ron Yaroz & the Vehicle
June 1st, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Eric Brewer and Friends (smoorh jazz)
June 8th, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Eric Brewer & Friends
June15th, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Ron Yaroz & the Vehicle
June 22nd, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Eric Brewer & Friends
June 29th, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Ron Yaroz & the Vehicle