We are excited to announce that we have REOPENED our tasting room to customers and friends! We have missed you all a great deal!


Please note that due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we are required to make significant changes to our tasting room to accommodate safe social distancing practices. This means we have adopted a NEW RESERVATION POLICY to ensure the safety of our guests and staff and are now REQUIRING reservations for ALL wine tastings groups.


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


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!


Thank you so much for your continued support and we SO look forward to seeing you in the tasting room this season and sharing our love of our wonderful small batch, hand crafted wines with you!


Sincerely, 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.


people toasting with wine glasses


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

Tatooed lady



An easy going bubbly white for any occasion, this blend of Cayuga White and Vignoles is off-dry with fresh, bright fruit flavors and a subtly spritzy sparkle.
Great for Mimosas and wine cocktails! Off-Dry.



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tasting room


tasting room

subheader reading In the Tasting Room

We are excited to re-open our tasting room on June 12th 2020! However, due to Covid 19 restrictions we will be requiring a reservation for ALL 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. 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!


If you did not make a reservation for a tasting but still want to come for a visit, all of our wines are available by the glass or by the bottle to enjoy on our deck, picnic tables and lawn overlooking Seneca Lake!


sprouting grapevine bud in the spring


subheader reading In the Vineyard

As the weather warms up and the spring rain gives way to summer sun, grape leaves and buds come on in full force! We are busy suckering the vines to get rid of excess growth and planting new baby vines such as Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot in empty spots throughout the vineyard. Despite the surreal times and uncertainty of what 2020 will bring, we look forward to a beautiful growing season and bountiful crop of grapes!

wine barrels

subheader reading in the wine cellar

Although we are experiencing some delays this year, the 2019 White wines are coming along nicely with the Dry Riesling, Bluebird and Tattooed Lady already bottled being and available for purchase! Soon to come are the semi-dry and sweet wines such as the 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pink Catawba and an all new sweet wine- Diamond-which we are very excited to debut!