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 time being.

We miss our wonderful customers and are sad that you will not be able to visit BUT we want everyone to stay safe and help flatten the curve by socially isolating and enjoying great Finger Lakes wine from the safety of their own home!

If you are able, we ask that you still support small family owned and operated businesses such as ourselves!

You can purchase our delicious wine from our online store to be shipped directly to your front door OR by emailing leidenfrostvineyards@gmail.com to arrange for on-site curb side pickup.
We are able to ship wine in increments of 3, 6 or 12 bottles and we still offer our customary 25% case discount as well as 10% off 6 bottles! Shipments are packed within 48 hours of the order being placed and generally arrive in less than 5 business days!

Thank you so much for your continued support and once it is safe, we look forward to re-opening the tasting room and sharing our love of our wonderful small batch, hand crafted wines with you!


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. The perfect wine for a “mimosa” style cocktail with pink grapefruit, raspberry lemonade or cranberry juice and lime!



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tasting room

subheader reading In the Tasting Room

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, our tasting room is closed for the foreseeable future. Once it is safe to do so, our full-time tasting room hours will resume, 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week! 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 in the comfort of your own home by purchasing wine from our online store!


sprouting grapevine bud in the spring


subheader reading In the Vineyard

As the weather warms up, the vineyard crew finishes pounding posts, tightening wires and tying the grape vines to prepare for the 2020 growing season. We hand-tie every single vine on our farm with exceptional attention and care. A great crop starts with an expertly pruned and tied vine! Buds will start to break on the early varietals such as Baco Noir, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc and despite the surreal times and uncertainty of what 2020 will bring, we look forward to a beautiful growing season and bountiful crop of grapes!

wine barrels

subheader reading in the wine cellar

The 2019 white wines such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer are being filtered and prepped for bottling in the spring of 2020. New vintages of favorites such as the Bluebird White Blend and Dry Riesling will be back on the menu and available for purchase in our online store by May 1st much to the anticipation of customers and staff! We will soon be releasing our first ever semi-sweet Diamond which is super fruity and grapey- sure to be a favorite among sweet-wine drinkers!