Leidenfrost Vineyards is a small, family owned Farm-winery found in the heart of the Finger Lakes in Hector, New York. Located on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake Leidenfrost Vineyards is an ideal microclimate to grow premium Vinifera, Labrusca and hybrid wine grapes. From vineyard to tasting room, we focus on producing small batch, hand-crafted wines made from the best estate grown grapes in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.




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, Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Cayuga White, Catawba, Niagara and other flavorful white varieties. Our tasting room staff is fun, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing a unique and memorable experience of our wines. We invite you to experience a taste of the Finger Lakes in our beautiful timber frame tasting room overlooking Seneca Lake.


Cabernet Sauvignon

A perfect balance of soft, integrated tannins and lingering fruit flavors. Dry. (750 ml)



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tasting room


Our tasting room is bustling with laughter and activity as visitors come from far and wide to experience fall in the Finger Lakes! We invite customers to come and have a glass of wine or house-made fruit sangria on our deck, drink in the spectacular lake view and watch our hard-working team harvest, process and press grapes!



In the Vineyard


In the Vineyard


As the fall leaves turn from green to brilliant yellow and red, here at Leidenfrost Vineyards, we turn our attention to the vineyard and begin the humungous task of harvesting the 2018 crop. Starting with our favorite hybrid grape, Baco Noir in early September and ending sometime at the end of October/beginning of November with Cabernet Sauvignon, the last varietal to be picked. We look forward to seeing what beautiful and complex wines this unique vintage will bring. Not only do we grow 100% of our own grapes, Leidenfrost Vineyards also sells premium quality wine grapes to many other local wineries in our area! We are honored to work with our neighbors and to be able to provide beautiful, estate grown Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and many other varieties!


in the wine cellar

In the cellar, we are busy pumping and prepping red wines for bottling including a fantastic series of 2016 Dry Reds and a 2017 Chardonnay which has been aged for a year in French oak barrels.
We are also releasing a new vintage of “Cabaret” our ruby-port wine made of a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, to warm the bones as the weather begins to get chilly.