A message about Covid 19 as it relates to NYS Tasting Rooms:


Customers and Friends,


Restrictions on non-essential businesses in New York state due to the Covid 19 outbreak have caused us to close the doors to our tasting room for the foreseeable future. We are sad that you will not be able to visit and share your love of great Finger lakes wine with you in person.


However, we ask that you still support our small family owned and operated businesses! You can still purchase our delicious wine, either to be shipped directly from our online store directly to your front door OR by emailing leidenfrostvineyards@gmail.com to arrange for on-site pickup. We still offer our customary 25% case discount and shipments arrive in less than 5 business days!


Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you when the tasting rooms open up again soon! Sincerely, 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.


people toasting with wine glasses


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 Pink Flamingo Semi-sweet sparkling rose

Pink Flamingo

Semi-sweet Sparkling Rose


 This bright & bubbly Pink Catawba is mildly sweet with fruity flavors of strawberry and guava and a crisp pop of acidity.



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Come on in, we're open sign


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In the tasting room we are operating on limited Winter hours of Thursday thru Sunday from 10am to 5pm! Our full-time tasting room hours will resume, 7 days a week starting May 1st. In the meantime, we welcome customers and friends to cozy up with a glass of full bodied red, a crisp bubbly white or toasty port wine! We think that the winter is one of the very best times to come visit us here on Seneca lake! There never a wait to taste and in many cases, you will get an almost private tasting with our wonderful and knowledgeable staff!


sprouting grapevine bud in the spring


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As the weather gets chilly, the vineyard crew begins pruning grape vines to prepare for the 2020 growing season. We hand-prune every single vine on our farm with exceptional attention and care. A great crop starts with an expertly pruned vine and we look forward to a beautiful 2020 growing season!

wine barrels

subheader reading in the wine cellar

The 2019 white wines such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer and a new varietal Diamond are being rached and cold stabilized. They will then be prepped for bottling in the early spring. New vintages of favorites such as the Bluebird White Blend and the sparkling Tattooed Lady will be back on the tasting menu much to the anticipation of customers and staff! We are releasing our first ever semi-sweet Diamond wine and are also excited to release a bottle-fermented sparkling Catawba playfully dubbed “Speakeasy” both of which will be available for tasting and purchase in early Spring!