Leidenfrost Vineyards is found in the heart of the Finger Lakes in New York State on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake, an ideal microclimate to grow premium wine grapes. From vineyard to tasting room, Leidenfrost Vineyards focuses on producing unique and memorable wines made from the best Vinifera, Labrusca and hybrid variteies to satisfy the most discriminating palatte.

 

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Founded in 1990, Leidenfrost Vineyards was one of the first Finger Lakes wineries to feature a broad spectrum of dry red wines, including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Baco Noir. We also produce outstanding Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Cayuga White, Catawba, Niagara and other flavorful white varieties. Our tasting room staff is dedicated to providing a unique experience of our wines. We invite you to a tasteful and relaxing experience in our beautiful timber frame tasting room overlooking a spectacular vista of Seneca Lake.

 

featured wine

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Burlesque


Inspired by the Finger Lake’s own burlesque sensation Whiskey Tango Sideshow, this sassy semi-dry blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, features bold, fruity flavors with an easy-going finish. The perfect wine for sangria in the summer and mulled wine in the winter. $14.00/bottle

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tasting room

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We are proud to release several new wines, including delicious Dry and Semi-dry Rieslings and a mouth-watering Gewurztraminer which is back on the list after a long hiatus! We also have a new Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 available for tasting which has become a favorite among staff and customers alike! Our tasting room will re-open for tastings 7 days a week in May 2017 but until then, we are still open Saturday and Sunday from 10am til 5pm! Stop in, grab a glass of wine and say hello!

grapes in spring

 

grapes in spring

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In the vineyard, we have removed some of our oldest Labrusca vines to be replaced with new plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and a very special type of Pinot Noir from Vougeot France. We look forward to watching these beautiful baby vines grow and be made into delicious wines!

 

Here at Leidenfrost Vineyards, we not only produce 100% of our wine from Estate grown grapes, we sell our surplus to many other wineries across New York State! We are thrilled to be able to offer great quality wine grapes to local wineries, big or small! Although the Finger Lakes have experienced some erratic weather this past season, the vines have weathered the winter well, with little damage and we are hoping for a healthy and bountiful crop in 2017.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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in the wine cellar

In the cellar, winemakers John and Liz are working on some new and exciting sparkling wines such as the 2016 Speakeasy as well as a new vintage of Brut! We are also bottling and labeling some of the delicious 2016 white wines for purchase this spring and fall! We are tasting and monitoring the red wines, tucked safely in their barrels from the 2016 season and we look forward to what promises to be some truly spectacular dry red wines!