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.




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.


featured wine



Inspired by the Finger Lakeís own burlesque sensation Whiskey Tango Sideshow, this sassy semi-dry blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, features bold, fruity flavors with an easy-going finish. The perfect wine for sangria in the summer and mulled wine in the winter. $14.00/bottle

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tasting room


We are proud to release several new wines, including delicious Dry and Semi-dry Rieslings and a mouth-watering Gewurztraminer which is back on the list after a long hiatus! We also have a new Baco Noir 2015 available for tasting which has become a favorite among staff and customers alike! Our tasting room will soon switch to winter hours and we will only be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm thru May 2018.


In the Vineyard


Harvest 2017 comes to a close and we are thrilled with the bountiful crop! Time to tuck everything into bed for the winter as pruning season begins! We hope that the new plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, planted earlier this season fare their first winter well and we canít wait to watch them grow and flourish as the years progress!


Here at Leidenfrost Vineyards, we not only produce 100% of our wine from Estate grown grapes, we sell our surplus to many other wineries across New York State! We are thrilled to be able to offer great quality wine grapes to local wineries, big or small!




in the wine cellar

In the cellar, winemakers John and Liz are riddling sparkling wine, raching and settling whites and getting ready for filtering a bottling season come spring. We are tasting and monitoring the red wines, tucked safely in their barrels from the 2017 season and we look forward to what promises to be some truly spectacular wines!