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.




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



This rich cabernet port-wine features, rich succulent raspberry notes with a delectable palate of warm, barrel-aged vanilla and black currant spice. Semi-Sweet/Port. (500ml)

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winery outside


tasting room


Leidenfrost Vineyards has switched over to our winter hours and will be closed Monday thru Friday until May 1st. Meanwhile, our tasting room is still open Sat and Sun from 10am til 5pm and we look forward to serving visitors our spectacular flight of 2008 and 2010 Reserve reds as well as our new 2011 Gewurztraminer and our Sparkling Blanc de Blancs while chatting over some freshly shelled peanuts! Customers will be pleased to learn that Leidenfrost has expanded to begin selling our wines in liquor stores across upstate and central New York. Look for us in Ithaca, Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester and other stores in your area!







grapes in spring



This time of year in the vineyard means lots of vine management such as pruning and tying to prepare the vines for the upcoming season! In addition to preparing the vines, John and Liz, along with vineyard manager John Brannaka, are busy tending 2 year old Gamay vines as well as newly planted Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a new Austrian white varietal, Grüner Veltliner! We look forward to showcasing these new and exciting wines!










in the wine cellar

Delicious white wines from last year are being refined and filtered for bottling season in the spring/summer! In addition to French and American oak, we have added Hungarian barrels to our barrel cellar and look forward to seeing their effect on our Reserve Chardonnay and French-style red wines as they begin to age. Additionally, three unique sparkling varieties are being carefully hand riddled and readied for disgorging in the upcoming months. We are very excited about the creation of these flavorful sparkling wines and hope to release them in the upcoming summer!