Our Tasting Room is Open!
Our tasting room in Hector NY is open for wine tastings, glass and bottle sales 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm!
If you would like to be guaranteed a spot upon arrival, we highly recommend making a wine tasting reservation, especially if you have a larger group of 5-8 people. You can do so by clicking the link below.
And of course, we do still allow WALK-INS for wine tasting on a first come first serve basis provided there is space available. If you cannot get in right away, we are also happy to sell you a glass or bottle of wine and snacks to enjoy on our gorgeous deck or lawn-no reservation required!
We are currently accepting groups of up to 8 PEOPLE MAX and WE DO NOT ACCEPT SPLIT GROUPS.
MASKS are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals however, we ARE still requiring masks if not fully vaccinated.
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.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of great hand crafted, small batch wine with you!
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 Summer around the corner, everything is growing like crazy! We are finishing up the bunch thinning, suckering and shoot positioning the vines to get ready for the fall harvest. Each vine is meticulously tended to by hand and to ensure the best crop in the upcoming growing season. Buds will start to bloom and burst with bunches as we will take the time to assess the 2021 crop load. Our vineyard friends such as the robins and bluebirds help control pests 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 a new vintage of 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! 2018 was a great year fro reds and 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!