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Hector Wine Company

5610 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841
607-387-1045
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Hector
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Hector Wine Company was designed to highlight our hand crafted wines and local artists at a slower pace. Founded in 2010 and located in Hector, NY we... more » Owner description: Hector Wine Company was designed to highlight our hand crafted wines and local artists at a slower pace. Founded in 2010 and located in Hector, NY we are on the East Side of Seneca Lake. The casual environment is a great place to enjoy a variety of fine wines, local music, local art and the culinary culture of the Finger Lakes. Now also home to Forge Cellars. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had visited a few years ago when they first opened and we weren't overly impressed (but I believe that was due to when we visited in the day (7th or 8th winery, and our ability to taste was impaired)... and the fact that our appreciation for drier wines has developed in the past couple years... The tasting room attendant... More

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Okay I just plain love this place! No make that !!! Why? First the people they all just plain rock. Second the You guessed it (The Wine). This is amazing stuff, the Soul Red tastes like it came from an upscale Tuscan Vineyard, and the Essence is truly great. Third Luna and my dog get along just fine. Fourth they... More

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Antioch
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This winery has a big white winery dog named Luna who greets the guests and then lays down, but she'll come back later to shake your hand. We love the Soul White wine. They have several from dry to sweet that should please most everyone.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite wineries in the Finger Lakes! I love that the staff here is all so involved with the wine-making process, from harvest to pouring it, which really shows with their knowledge when pouring. Alexandra (Alex) is my favorite! She's so friendly, outgoing, welcoming, and helped create an awesome sauvignon blanc! I also love their music... More

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HWCAlexandra, Manager at Hector Wine Company, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are so glad you noticed that each of our staff is involved in several aspects of winery and vineyard work. We find that it helps the experience come full circle. Hope to see you again in the tasting room soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I've been to HCW several times. It's one of my favorite places to stop on the trail. The wine selection is small but purposely so to keep the quality of the wines high. The staff is extremely welcoming and friendly and in my experience one of the most knowledgable that I've seen. The staff is part if the entire operation,... More

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HWCAlexandra, Manager at Hector Wine Company, responded to this review

Hi Mike- We appreciate your review of the winery and wanted to say thanks for taking the time! It is because of customers like you that we continue to strive to make the best wines we can and provide a fun and educational experience. Please come back for more Sauvignon Blanc soon. Cheers! More

Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Hector Wine Company was our second stop of the day. Walking in to see a big dog sprawled out on the cool floor was super welcoming and charming and cool - if only he could have been the one to serve us wine. The woman behind the counter, Alexandra, seemed to be in a hurry as she served us our... More

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HWCAlexandra, Manager at Hector Wine Company, responded to this review

We were so sorry to hear that you didn't have an enjoyable tasting room experience here. We mainly make dry wines but have a line of sweet wines called Lake Rat White and Lake Rat Blush, which you may be referring to in the review. We hope that you will give us a chance in the future as we do... More

Middletown, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We have been going to this winery for many years. We bring a large group every November. The staff is wonderful. They do know their wines and they are some of the best folks you will meet on the wine trail. Yes if they are busy it can get a little crazy , but hey be patient. They are worth... More

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elmira,ny
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I'm local & finally got to Hector Wine Co. I wish I hadn't taken so long - wonderful wines ! I took home a case & ran into Phil Davis there too he's a grower with a wonderful pallet so there's the best advertising for this winery !

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HWCAlexandra, Manager at Hector Wine Company, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Since you are local, we hope to see you around the winery more. Cheers! More

Tolland, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very personable staff with very good knowledge of their products. As neophyte wine drinkers we learned a lot while tasting samples and found several to purchase. This was our first stop on a self guided tour of (10) vineyards and what we learned there was helpful throughout the journey.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This had to be worst winery we ever visited on our trip. The staff was rude, inexperienced and had absolutely no knowledge of their own wine. We paid for a wine tasting and with that you were "suppose" to get 6 samplings. However we received 2. The girl walked away and never came back?? When we asked her for our... More

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HWCAlexandra, Manager at Hector Wine Company, responded to this review

RJB- At Hector Wine Company our tasting room staff is not only trained in how to sell and pour wine but also in how the wines are made. Every member works during harvest to know the process in and out. From that comes a more conscientious knowledge of what we are pouring. While I never like to hear about a... More

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