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Local wineries feeling the impact of supply chain shortages



Watkins Glen, New York – Local wineries across the Finger Lakes Region are feeling the effects of a shortage in glass bottles.

“At this point, we are out of a number of wines,” Lakewoods Vineyard partner Elizabeth Stamp said. “Getting things from Point A to Point B has been really difficult.”

According to Stamp, this is an issue that’s plagued her business over the past year. She said Lakewood Vineyards has plenty of grapes and that it’s the bottle shortage impacting her business the most.

“There were definitely some bottles we couldn’t get last year and we had to change our packaging to accommodate [customers],” Stamp said.

Stamp said her goal is to have products distributed before the end of this year. Now, Lakewood Vineyards is scrambling to package and ship products before the holiday season hits.

“But we can’t make promises about when we’ll [ship product] and people run out and then you lose customers,” Stamp said.

According to Stamp, Lakewood Vineyards is working to collaborate with other businesses to help keep theirs alive.