Our Tasting Room is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are now limiting the amount of wine tastings at one time and PRIORITIZING RESERVATIONS. This allows us to control the flow of people in our tasting room without compromising customer safety and social distancing requirements.

We may be accepting a select number of “walk- ins” for tasting on a first-come, first served basis however we cannot guarantee that we will have space so reservations are HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED!

If you would like to make a reservation you can do so by clicking HERE.


Group sizes:


Because of the small size of our tasting room, we are also currently only accepting groups of up to 8 people max.


WE DO NOT ACCEPT LARGE SPLIT GROUPS. This means that we will NOT split a large group up into smaller groups OR accept a large group who has made a bunch of smaller reservations under different names. If you arrive and we determine you are actually a large group we will immediately cancel your reservation and you will NOT be eligible for a refund. We are trying to keep everyone safe and socially distant and we can not accommodate groups of more than 8 people no matter what. Please respect our policies!

Customers can still visit the winery and enjoy a glass or bottle of delicious wine on our lawn or deck without a reservation (weather permitting) provided social distancing protocols are upheld!


To make a reservation OR for more info on visiting our tasting room please see the “VISIT” section of our website by clicking HERE.

You can also purchase our delicious wine from our online store to be shipped directly to your front door! We are able to ship wine in increments of 3, 6 or 12 bottles and we still offer our customary 25% case discount as well as 10% off 6 bottles! Shipments are packed within 48 hours of the order being placed and generally arrive in less than 5 business days!

We want to thank you so much for your continued support and we SO look forward to seeing you and sharing our love of our wonderful small batch, hand crafted wines with you!

The Leidenfrost Family





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.


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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, 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.


Bottle of Tatooed lady wine

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018



A rich, full bodied flavor with soft well-integrated tannin and lingering fruit flavors. Pairs well with anything from red meat to dark chocolate. Dry.



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We are excited that our tasting room is now open! However, due to Covid 19 restrictions we HIGHLY RECOMMEND reservations for wine tastings. This allows us to control the amount of people at the tasting bar while maintaining social distancing requirements. But don’t worry! Keeping our tasting room less crowded means a premium quality, seated tasting experience for our guests as well as a more laid back and personalized atmosphere. If you do not get in for a tasting, never fear- there is plenty of room on our gorgeous deck and lawn (WEATHER PERMITTING!) to enjoy a glass or bottle of wine! We are also excited to offer a selection of pre-packaged local cheeses and other snacks to enjoy with your wine tasting and you get to KEEP your monogrammed wineglass as a gift! 






grapevine bud in the fall


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As the 2020 harvest is wraps up, we are putting away the press and getting ready for the chilly but important job of pruning the grapes! Most of our grapes are hand pruned which if done with care and expertise can ensure a great crop of grapes for the next growing season!




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The 2020 white wines are almost done fermenting and will go through the process of cold stabilization, fining and filtering before the spring bottling season. 


The Dry reds such as the 2018 Cabernet Franc, Baco Noir and Pinot Noir as well as vintage of Burlesque are already available for purchase! We canít wait for our customers and fans to try them and take home! We are also excited to be bringing back an old customer favorite-Tango! A super fruity, medium bodied blend of Cabernet franc and Pinot Noir, this year with a touch of estate grown Gamay as well! Although it wonít be ready until 2021, itís sure to be delicious!