Our Tasting Room in Hector NY is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!




Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are still operating at a limited capacity and RESERVATIONS are HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED. Please note, we are currently accepting groups of up to 8 PEOPLE MAX and we do NOT accept large split groups. For more information or to make a reservation click HERE. Walkins are welcome if space is available.


If we are fully booked for wine tastings, guests can still enjoy a glass or bottle of our delicious wine and some snacks on the lawn or deck WEATHER PERMITTING and provided social distancing and mask wearing protocols are upheld. You can also purchase our delicious wine from our ONLINE STORE and have it SHIPPED directly to your front door! For further details, please see the ďSTOREĒ section of our website by clicking HERE.


We want to thank you so much for your continued support of our family owned and operated business and we look forward to sharing our love of small batch, hand crafted wine 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.




Log Cabine White 2019



A white Catawba with bright, refreshing notes of apple and crisp citrus. Semi-Sweet.



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As of April 1st, we are now open 7 days a week!


Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are still limiting the amount of people that we can serve at one time. But donít 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!



grapevine bud in the spring








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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.


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The 2020 white wines are being fined and filtered and finished for the spring bottling season. After a long hiatus, we are so excited to offer a Dry Sauvignon Blanc this year as well as new vintages of Bluebird, Semi-Dry Gewurztraminer and our sparkling Tattooed Lady to name a few. 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! 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 wonít be ready until Summer/Fall of 2021, itís sure to be delicious!