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 Lake’s 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. $16.00/bottle

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tasting room


tasting room


We are proud to release some small batch, limited release wines including our incredibly full-bodied 2014 Pinot Noir, our new heritage blends “Bluebird” and “Blackbird” and our unique and complex white Port-wine “Encore.”


We can’t wait to pour these delicious and new wines in the tasting room for staff and customers to experience, explore and enjoy. We are also happy to announce the return of the 2017 “Tattooed Lady”, a sparkling blend of Cayuga White and Vignoles which has quickly become a perennial favorite! And that means mimosas are back just in time for spring!!








In the Vineyard


As the winter season comes to a close we are eager to finish pruning the vines and begin tightening wires, tying and doing other spring vineyard maintenance. In April we will be seeking out and diagnosing sick or weak Pinot Noir vines and replacing them with new clones taken from our very own vineyard stock. We are also excited to see how our yearling Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc vines have faired the snowy winter.

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

Spring is in the air and here at eidenfrost vineyards and we are excited to begin bottling some of the fantastic new white wines from the 2017 vintage including a new Semi-Dry Riesling, Dry Gewurztraminer and a long-awaited Sauvignon Blanc! We have also been hard at work tasting blending a new batch of “Cabaret” our Ruby Style Port-Wine.