Our Tasting Room is Open!
We want to thank you so much for your continued support of our family owned and operated winery and we look forward to sharing our love of small batch, hand crafted wine with you! Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are still operating at a limited capacity and RESERVATIONS are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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 micro-climate 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.
The Leidenfrost Family
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5677 Route 414 Hector, NY 14841 Tel: 607-546-2800
Spring & Summer
April 1 - August 31
7 days a week
September 1 - October 31
7 days a week
November 1 - November 30
7 days a week
December 1- March 31
Sunday & Monday
Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are still limiting the amount of people that we can serve at one time. 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 right away, never fear- as they weather gets more beautiful, 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!
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.
In The Vineyard
With Spring around the corner, we are finishing up the winter pruning and cold-weather work and turning our attention to tying the vines. Each vine is meticulously tied by hand and to ensure the best crop in the upcoming growing season. Buds will start to swell and burst with new leaves and we will take the time to assess any winter damage resulting from the 20-21 season. Our vineyard friends such as the robins and bluebirds return to their nests and bird boxes and the vineyards are bustling with activity. We are looking forward to a beautiful and productive season in 2021.
In The Wine Cellar
The 2020 white wines are being filtered and finished for the spring bottling season. We are so excited to offer a Dry Sauvignon Blanc as well as Semi-Dry Gewurztraminer Bluebird, and Tattooed Lady to name a few. The Dry reds such as the 2018 Cabernet Franc, Baco Noir and Pinot Noir and Burlesque are available for purchase! We can’t wait for you to try them! This year, 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 won’t be ready until Summer/Fall of 2021, it’s sure to be delicious!