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.


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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.


Bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and wine glass

Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a soft wine with integrated tannins and lingering fruit flavors. Pairs well with anything from red meat to dark chocolate. Dry. (750 ml)



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Frozen lemonade wine cocktail with umbrella, fruit garnish, and straw

subheader reading In the Tasting Room

Our full-time tasting room hours will resume, 7 days a week starting May 1st and we look forward to welcoming new and old customers alike to sip a glass of wine on our gorgeous deck and take in Seneca Lake in the springtime.


As the weather gets warmer we will also begin selling our delicious frozen Niagara-lemonade- a wine slushie made with our own Niagara and homemade lemonade!









sprouting grapevine bud in the spring


subheader reading In the Vineyard

Spring is a welcome sight here at Leidenfrost Vineyards! As the weather warms, the vineyard crew finishes pruning and begin to mark and pound loose posts, tighten wires in the trellis and prepare the vineyard for tying. We assess the toll that the harsh winter weather takes on the more delicate varietals such as the newly planted Syrah and Pinot Noir. We are excited to see these new vineyards take hold and we look forward to a beautiful 2019 growing season!

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subheader reading in the wine cellar

The white wines are being filtered and prepped for bottling in the early spring. New vintages of favorites such as the Bluebird White Blend and the sparkling Tattooed Lady will be back on the tasting menu much to the anticipation of customers and staff! We are also excited to release a bottle-fermented sparkling Catawba playfully dubbed “Speakeasy” which will be available for tasting and purchase in late spring!