A small family winery means that you're treated like family when you visit. We invite you to discover our jewel of winery with breathtaking views of Seneca Lake. The winery’s staff are long-time employees who have an appreciation for fine wines and gratitude for the customers who stop in to taste, buy and take home Leidenfrost Vineyards wines to enjoy.


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Directions to Winery


5677 NYS Route 414

Hector, New York 14841


We are located on the east side of Seneca Lake.

FROM THE NYS THRUWAY: (Thruway exit # 41- Waterloo) Turn right after toll booths. Follow Route 414 South. You will pass through Ovid, Lodi and Valois. Leidenfrost Vineyards is approximately 2 miles south of Valois on the right hand side of the road.

Approx drive time from theThruway:
40 minutes.


FROM ROUTE 17 (86) TRAVELLING WEST: Take Exit 52A. Follow Route 14 to Watkins Glen. In Watkins Glen turn right onto Route 414. Drive 9 miles North on Route 414. Leidenfrost Vineyards is on the left hand side after the village of Hector.


Approx drive time from Horseheads: 35 minutes.


FROM ROUTE 15 OR ROUTE 17 (86) TRAVELLING EAS: In Corning take Exit # 45 to Route 414 North. Follow Route 414 to Watkins Glen. In Watkins Glen continue on Route 414 to the East side of Seneca Lake. From Watkins Glen, Leidenfrost Vineyards is 9 miles North on the left hand side after the village of Hector.


Approx drive time from Corning : 40 minutes.


FROM ROUTE 79 (ITHACA): Follow Route 79 from Ithaca to Burdett. In Burdett at flashing red light, go straight through light. At the first stop sign, turn right, and travel for about one mile to Route 414. Take a right onto Route 414. Travel approximately 5 miles. Leidenfrost Vineyards is on your left hand side after the village of Hector.

Approx drive time: 35 minutes.



seneca lake wine trail

Leidenfrost Vineyards is a proud member of the Seneca Lake wine trail and happily participates in all Wine Trail sanctioned events such as Cheese and Wine and the ever popular, Deck the Halls event.

For more information on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail or to buy tickets to a wine trail event please visit:

Leidenfrost Vineyards is a dog friendly winery!

No reason for your pooch to sweat it out in the car, we welcome all WELL BEHAVED canines with a bowl of water and a biscuit!



The Leidenfrost Vineyards tasting room/art gallery features a rotating art show by a local artist every month plus an art opening and wine reception for the artist. These openings are open to the public and are generally held the first Friday of each month from 6-9pm. Visitors are welcome to come sample wine and enjoy some the best art that the Finger Lakes has to offer!



If you are an artist who is interested in exhibiting your art in our gallery space, please contact Leidenfrost Vineyards at (607) 546-2800 for more information.