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 we're unable to accommodate your party for a tasting, we offer mimosas, glasses & bottles of wine, and snacks at our outdoor seating, weather permitting, no reservations 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

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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

2020 Baco Noir 

A unique & rustic native hybrid. 

Earthy and rich with dark fruit and snappy acidity. 

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In The Vineyard

Harvest has wrapped! 


Although our 2022 harvest was light, we pulled in some beautiful fruit and we're excited to taste the wines that they produce. 

Peak leaf season has just passed us and the leaves are starting to fall. It's a stunning time to be on Seneca Lake, the colors are vibrant and the farm is bustling to wrap up for winter. We're pounding posts, tightening wires and pulling out unproductive vines before we let the land rest & reset.

In The Wine Cellar

Our cellar has received quite a makeover this year! With three new stainless tanks and our new bottling line we've expanded the amount of wine we can produce. With this new bottling line, we're able to bottle our wines faster and more efficiently. 

We've begun the shift from corks to screw caps on all of our white, sweet, and sparkling wines. The screw caps will allow our wines to stay fresh, vibrant, and balanced for longer. Our dry reds will remain corked to allow for aging. 

Keep your eyes out these next few weeks for our new releases of 2021 Gruner Veltliner & 2020 Cabernet Franc. 

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