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A small family winery means that you're treated like family when you visit. We invite you to discover our jewel of a winery with breathtaking views of Seneca Lake. The winery’s staff are fun, friendly and excited to share their love of great Finger Lakes wine with first-time visitors or regular customers alike.



Book a Tasting Room Reservation


Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are now limiting the amount of wine tastings at one time and PRIORITIZING RESERVATIONS. This allows us to control the flow of people in our tasting room without compromising customer safety and social distancing requirements.
We may be accepting a select number of “walk-ins” for tasting on a first-come, first served basis however we cannot guarantee that we will have space so reservations are HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED!
Cost for tasting is $10 per person for 6 wines of the taster’s choice, a choice of snack (now required with tasting per NYS regulations) and you get to KEEP your monogrammed wineglass!
We are also excited to offer a selection of pre-packaged local cheeses, meats and other snacks for purchase to enjoy with your wine tasting!


We have 2 sections in our main bar (open every day) and 2 sections in our gallery bar (open only on weekends) that can accommodate up to 4 people per section.

  If your party consists of 1-4 people you may reserve your spot using the app below.
  If your party size is 5-8 people please contact the winery 607-546-2800 or to see if we can accommodate your party size. Please allow at least 48hrs for us to respond.

We are also currently NOT accepting any groups of more than 8 people. Members of all parties must be 21 years or older.


WE DO NOT ACCEPT LARGE SPLIT GROUPS. This means that we will NOT split a large group up into smaller groups OR accept a large group who has made a bunch of smaller reservations under different names. If you arrive and we determine you are actually a large group we will immediately cancel your reservation and you will NOT be eligible for a refund. We are trying to keep everyone safe and socially distant and we can not accommodate groups of more than 8 people no matter what. Please respect our policies!


MASKS/FACE COVERINGS: Wine tasters and customers will be REQUIRED to wear face coverings (such as a cloth or PPE mask) when entering the tasting room, using or waiting for the restroom and waiting in line at checkout. Once they are seated in their designated tasting spot or have settled at their table on the lawn or deck, customers are then welcome to remove the masks and enjoy their wine and snacks! Customers are asked to make use of the hand sanitizing stations located throughout the facility and please respect the 6 foot social distancing measures in place.


Wine by the Glass


If you did not make a tasting reservation but would still like to enjoy some delicious Leidenfrost wine on our deck, customers are welcome to do so provided there is a vacant table available or spot on the lawn that allows for adequate social distancing from other visitors.
All of our wines are available by the glass or by the bottle to enjoy on our deck, picnic tables and lawn overlooking Seneca Lake! Prices vary. We also have mimosas available by the glass or pitcher! WEATHER PERMITTING.


Bottle and Case Sales


All of our wines are available for sale by the bottle in the tasting room and customers are welcome to come in and purchase wine to take home or pre-order for curbside pickup. No reservation required. You can also have wine shipped right to your door from our online store.




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.


photo of the view of Seneca lake with a rainbow from the deck of our winery


map of area showing the location of our winery

Directions to Winery


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 theThruway:
40 minutes.


FROM ROUTE 17 (86) TRAVELLING 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) TRAVELLING EAS: 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: 35 minutes.


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seneca lake wine trail logo

Leidenfrost Vineyards is a proud member of the Seneca Lake wine trail and happily participates in all Wine Trail sanctioned events such as Cheese and Wine and the ever popular, Deck the Halls event.

For more information on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail or to buy tickets to a wine trail event please visit: