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A small winery means that you're treated like family when you visit. We invite you to discover our jewel of a tasting room with a cozy and casual atmosphere and breathtaking views of Seneca Lake. Our staff are fun, friendly and excited to share their love of great Finger Lakes wine with you!


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.


The cost for tasting is $10 PER PERSON for 6 wines of the tasterís choice, a choice of snack and a monogrammed wineglass!


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


RESERVATIONS: If you would like to be guaranteed a spot to taste you can still make a reservation by sending us an email at:


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 wine tasting RESERVATIONS ARE RECCOMMENDED as we may not be able to accommodate a group of that size immediately upon arrival! 


MASKS/FACE COVERINGS (such as a cloth or PPE mask) are REQUIRED when visiting our tasting room.


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.


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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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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: