Our Tasting Room is Open!

Our tasting room in Hector NY is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm! Latest arrival for wine tastings is 4:30pm. Bottle sales until 5pm.


We welcome walk-ins for wine tasting on a first come first, serve basis. If you cannot get in for a tasting 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 tend to be busier on afternoons and weekends so, if you would like to be guaranteed a spot for wine tasting upon arrival, we recommend making a wine tasting reservation. You can do so by clicking the link below.

We are currently accepting groups of up to 8 People Maximum and we do not accept split groups for tasting.


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Our Deck and Lawn

Although we do welcome walk-ins for wine tasting, sometimes we are fully booked or simply at max capacity.

If you do not get in for a tasting right away, never fear! As the 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 packaged local cheeses, cured meats and other snacks to enjoy with your wine tasting.

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5677 Route 414 Hector, NY 14841        Tel: 607-546-2800

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Spring & Summer

April 1 - August 31


7 days a week



September 1 - October 31


7 days a week

Grapevines in winter


November 1- March 31


7 days a week

The view of Seneca Lake from our deck at the Winery.
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About Us

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 are fun, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing a unique and memorable. We invite you to experience a taste of the Finger Lakes in our beautiful timber frame tasting room overlooking Seneca Lake.

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Featured   Wine

2021 Sauvignon Blanc

A winemaker's favorite!

Zippy & crisp with notes of green apple, 

citrus fruit, and subtle herbs. 

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In The Vineyard

With Spring in full swing and Summer right around the corner, the vineyards are thriving!

On the farm we are interplanting new vines to replace the old with a focus on our Pinot Noir. From the tasting room you can see the young vines making their climb up to the support wires. 

To prepare for summer we're fertilizing the vines to give them a jumpstart on the season, as well as hoeing the weeds from around the trunks. 

In The Wine Cellar

Spring is a busy time in the wine cellar as we're coming to the end of bottling and labeling the 2021 whites. We're excited to have released our first Dry Pinot Noir Rosé in over 5 years! New vintages of Bluebird, Dry & Semi-Dry Riesling, and Steel Chardonnay are all on the lineup for early summer release.

We're excited to add three new 1,000 gallon tanks to our cellar, allowing us to increase the amount of wine we're able to produce!

As we empty the tanks of our whites, we are prepping them to receive our 2020 reds. Come late summer, we will be pumping our reds out of their barrels into the tanks. Soon after, we'll bottle them and allow them some time to settle. We're thrilled with the quality of the 2020 reds and we can't wait to release them. 


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