Leidenfrost Vineyards is found in the heart of the Finger Lakes in New York State on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake, an ideal microclimate to grow premium wine grapes. From vineyard to tasting room, Leidenfrost Vineyards focuses on producing unique and memorable wines made from the best Vinifera, Labrusca and hybrid variteies to satisfy the most discriminating palatte.

 

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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, Cayuga White, Catawba, Niagara and other flavorful white varieties. Our tasting room staff is dedicated to providing a unique experience of our wines. We invite you to a tasteful and relaxing experience in our beautiful timber frame tasting room overlooking a spectacular vista of Seneca Lake.

 

featured wine

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Burlesque


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. $14.00/bottle

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tasting room

 

tasting room

 

 

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We are proud to release several new wines, including a delicious semi-dry Riesling 2015 and a long-awaited Gruner Veltliner which has quickly become a staff favorite! Our tasting room is now open 7 days a week from 10am til 5pm and we look forward to seeing customers and friends come from near and far to visit and enjoy a glass of wine, sangria or a mimosa on our deck overlooking scenic Seneca Lake!


Friends and fans will be thrilled to hear that we will be hosting our 5th Annual Wine and Circus event on August 13th on the lawn under the big top! This spectacular evening of entertainment features performances by The Finger Lake’s own Whiskey Tango Sideshow plus a whole night of sideshow acts, feasts of fire, live burlesque, belly dance, fireworks, food and fun! For more information on this event call the winery at 607-546-2800 or visit our events page!

 

 

grapes in spring

 

grapes in spring

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In the vineyard, we have removed some of our oldest Labrusca vines to be replaced with new plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and a very special type of Pinot Noir from Vougeot France. We look forward to watching these beautiful baby vines grow and be made into delicious wines!

 

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! Although the Finger Lakes have experienced some erratic weather this past season, the vines have weathered the winter well, with little damage and we are hoping for a healthy and bountiful crop in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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in the wine cellar

In the cellar, winemakers John and Liz are tasting and blending our dry red wines including a 2013 Merlot and a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon which will be released in the summer and fall of this year. Crisp, summertime whites from the 2015 vintage are being finished and will be bottled in the coming months for customers to enjoy with food, on the beach or at a BBQ.

 

Customers and fans will also be pleased to learn that after much demand, we are bringing back the Pink Catawba this year! Look for it on the shelves this summer or stop by the tasting room and give it a try!