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.
We are currently accepting groups of up to 8 people maximum and we do not accept split groups for tasting.
For groups of 6 or more, reservations are strongly recommended but not 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 reservation for parties of 6 or more people in it. You can make a reservation via email at: email@example.com
Our Deck and Lawn
Although we do welcome walk-ins for wine tasting, sometimes we are 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, mimosas, and snacks!
We are excited to offer a selection of packaged local cheeses, cured meats and other snacks to enjoy with your wine tasting.
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- March 31
7 days a week
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.
In The Vineyard
We're having a pretty mild winter here in the FLX. The warmer temperatures have allowed us to get ahead on the winter vineyard chores like pruning. Winter's a quiet time on the farm and a great time for us to catch up on projects.
In The Wine Cellar
The cellar is a cozy spot in the winter & is bustling with projects.
Painting, topping barrels, labeling wine. Liz is in the midst of cold stabilizing the white wines from the 2022 harvest. Cold stabilization is the process of cooling the wine to the point of the causing the tartrates to crystalize. Sometimes at the the bottom of a bottle of wine, you might notice what looks like small glass pieces- those are tartrate crystals. Cold stabilization allows for the tartrates to be separated from the wine which leads to a clearer wine. Soon after, she'll begin racking the wine, moving the wine from one tank to another. This way, all of the tartrates that have settled to the bottom of the tank can be left behind.