Hand-Crafted Wines • Family Owned • Dry Reds


Open 7 days a week: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm. 

Last seating for tastings is at 4:30 pm. 


outdoor space/picnic area

Wine Styles

dry red
dry white
dry rosé
semi-dry red
semi-dry white
semi-sweet white
sweet white
sweet rosé
ice wine

General Information

Leidenfrost Vineyards is a small, family owned farm-winery 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 estate grown grapes.

About Us

Founder John Leidenfrost Sr. planted and grew American and hybrid varieties for the Gold Seal and Great Western wineries for many years. Each year he made wine in the old fashioned tradition, passed down in the family for generations.

Leidenfrost Vineyards has intentionally remained a small, family run winery. A high level of quality and individual attention to every wine is integral to our winemakers, John and his daughter Liz.

A small family winery means that you’re treated like family when you visit. Our staff are long term employees who bring a wide range of talents to the winery, including an appreciation for great wine and gratitude for the customers who stop in to taste, buy & take home Leidenfrost Vineyards wine.  

Our Wines

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 and Baco Noir. They also produce outstanding Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Tasting Information

Wine tastings are a guided experience of any 6 wines of your choice for $12.

Prepackaged local cheeses, meats, and other snacks are available for purchase to pair with your wines. 

Tastings are offered on a first come, first served basis. If we’re unable to accommodate you and your party for a tasting, we offer glasses & bottles of wine, mimosas, and snacks at our outdoor seating- weather permitting. 

Reservations for groups of 6-8 people are highly recommended. Reservations can be made by sending an inquiry to leidenfrostbooking@gmail.com. Include the date, time, and number of people in your party. You will receive a response within 48 hours.

We are happy to accommodate groups of up to 8 people max. 

As a business that sells alcohol, we take the responsibilities that come with that very seriously. Please be aware that if you are visibly intoxicated, or state that you are intoxicated, we are legally required to decline to serve you alcohol. 

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