Our Tasting Room is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!


WINE TASTINGS: During the winter months, we welcome walk-ins for wine tasting on a first-come, first served basis- NO RESERVATION REQUIRED! However, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are operating at reduced capacity and limiting the amount of wine tastings at one time. This means that if the tasting bar is full, we may not be able to serve you immediately upon arrival.


If we are full for wine tastings, guests can still enjoy a glass or bottle of delicious wine and some snacks on our lawn or deck WEATHER PERMITTING or in our gallery seating area providing social distancing protocols are upheld.


GROUP SIZES: We are currently accepting groups of up to 8 PEOPLE MAX and WE DO NOT ACCEPT SPLIT GROUPS.


If you are travelling in a LARGER GROUP (6-8 people) and would like to be guaranteed a tasting reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing our tasting room manager at Leidenfrostbooking@gmail.com!


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.


Bottle of Cabnernet



Cabernet Sauvignon 2018



A rich, full bodied flavor with soft well-integrated tannin and lingering fruit flavors. Pairs well with anything from red meat to dark chocolate. Dry.



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Tasting Room entrance

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We are excited that our tasting room is now open and we welcome walk-ins for wine tasting 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and  Mondays! We are closed Tuesday, Wed. &  However, 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- there is plenty of room on our gorgeous deck and lawn (WEATHER PERMITTING!) or in our back seating area 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 winter





subheader reading In the Vineyard

As the 2020 harvest is wraps up, we are putting away the press and getting ready for the chilly but important job of pruning the grapes! Most of our grapes are hand pruned which if done with care and expertise can ensure a great crop of grapes for the next growing season!













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subheader reading in the wine cellar

The 2020 white wines are almost done fermenting and will go through the process of cold stabilization, fining and filtering before the spring bottling season. 


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! 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 2021, itís sure to be delicious!