Wine Tastings


Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are always welcome on a first come, first served basis.

Please be aware that pest deterrents are currently in use and will continue throughout the fall. In our vineyards, we use deterrents such as bird cannons, squawk boxes, and balloons.  Expect to hear loud, intermittent noises during your visit. 

If your four-legged friends are frightened by things such as fireworks, these noises may make them uncomfortable or frighten them. 

Leidenfrost Vineyards outdoor in summer showing orange tiger lilies.

Group Sizes

We are currently accepting groups of up to 8 People Max and we do not accept split groups. If you make a reservation for a large party via multiple smaller reservations, we will cancel all associated reservations immediately upon arrival.

You can make reservations for groups of 1-4 people using the form below.
For  groups of 5-8 people please email us at to inquire about availability.

Cabernet bottle


Reservations for 1- 4 people

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Reservations for 5- 8 people

Tasting Room

We can happily accommodate a group of  5 - 8 people in one of our 2 tasting rooms. Please email us at with the number of people in your party, the date and time you would like and we will be in touch within 48hrs to confirm your reservation.

Our  Policies

Group Policy
We are currently accepting groups of up to 8 People Max and we do not accept split groups for tasting.


Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your reservation up to 48hrs before your reservation and get a full refund. We are keeping our tasting room less crowded to ensure a premium quality, seated tasting experience for our guests and follow the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines. As a result reservations are in extremely high demand, so unfortunately you can cancel your reservation with less than 48hrs notice, but we cannot offer you a refund for your tasting fees.

Curbside Wine Pickup

All of our wines are available for purchase either in-person or via curbside pickup. If you would like to order wine for curbside pickup please call the tasting room at (607)546-2800 or email us at at least an hour before the projected pick up time.

View of Seneca Lake from deck of Leidenfrost Vineyards.
Map of Seneca Lake showing the location of Leidenfrost Vineyards


5677 NYS Route 414

Hector, New York 14841


We are located on the east side of Seneca Lake.


FROM THE NYS THRUWAY: (Thruway exit # 41- Waterloo) Turn right after toll booths. Follow Route 414 South. You will pass through Ovid, Lodi and Valois. Leidenfrost Vineyards is approximately 2 miles south of Valois on the right hand side of the road.


Approx drive time from the Thruway: 40 minutes.


FROM ROUTE 17 (86) TRAVELING WEST: Take Exit 52A. Follow Route 14 to Watkins Glen. In Watkins Glen turn right onto Route 414. Drive 9 miles North on Route 414. Leidenfrost Vineyards is on the left hand side after the village of Hector.


Approx drive time from Horseheads: 35 minutes.


FROM ROUTE 15 OR ROUTE 17 (86) TRAVELING EAST: In Corning take Exit # 45 to Route 414 North. Follow Route 414 to Watkins Glen. In Watkins Glen continue on Route 414 to the East side of Seneca Lake. From Watkins Glen, Leidenfrost Vineyards is 9 miles North on the left hand side after the village of Hector.


Approx drive time from Corning : 40 minutes.


FROM ROUTE 79 (ITHACA): Follow Route 79 from Ithaca to Burdett. In Burdett at flashing red light, go straight through light. At the first stop sign, turn right, and travel for about one mile to Route 414. Take a right onto Route 414. Travel approximately 5 miles. Leidenfrost Vineyards is on your left hand side after the village of Hector.

Approx drive time from Ithaca: 35 minutes.

Directions to  Winery

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