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Hector Wine Company

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hidden Gem with Friendly Staff and fantastic Red wines

I love traveling through the fingerlakes and talking to the folks who own all the wineries... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
Rich Z
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Syracuse, New York
Such a great spot!

Always love stopping at Hector! People are great and so are the wines. Casual atmosphere and no... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2019
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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...more
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5610 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841-9721
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very poor customer service. Two couples stopped in for a tasting. Two people were behind the bar, one couple finishing a tasting another person paying. Girl behind the bar was just standing there, they said hi gave glasses and that was it. We stood there...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jess B
HWCAlexandra, Owner at Hector Wine Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jess. We are so very disheartened to hear that you didn't receive great customer service on your visit to our winery. We pride ourselves on our small, friendly and attentive staff and I can tell you that this sort of experience is rare. Please...More

Reviewed May 8, 2019

I love traveling through the fingerlakes and talking to the folks who own all the wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants along the way. They are super knowledgeable but also more than willing to recommend other places to visit based on what you like. Heard about...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rich Z
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Always love stopping at Hector! People are great and so are the wines. Casual atmosphere and no pressure to move it along like some others in the area. Really enjoy seeing them grow from year to year.

Date of experience: April 2019
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HWCAlexandra, Owner at Hector Wine Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thanks for stopping by and for the positive feedback! It's so important to us that our customers enjoy their experience here and never feel rushed. Looking forward to having you back again!

Reviewed April 28, 2019

We just returned from a few days in the Finger Lakes sampling wine, spirits, and ciders. Our stop at Hector Wine Company was a welcome surprise. Although small, the tasting room had a friendly, laid back atmosphere with knowledgeable staff. Even better, they had some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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HWCAlexandra, Owner at Hector Wine Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thanks so much! Really glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate the positive feedback. You can always hop onto our website and get Soul Red shipped right to your door should you want any more! Hope to see you next...More

Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited Hector Winery and loved the Soul Red and Soul white so much that we bought some there then ordered online—-white was great but red was loaded with sediment!!!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HWCAlexandra, Manager at Hector Wine Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed our wines and ordered more online. We want to let you know that the sediment is result of more natural winemaking which we do intentionally. Our reds aren't fined or filtered so that they are more bold and expressive of...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Hector Wine Company has been a huge part of our discovery of Finger Lake wines. We had a wonderful tasting, a wonderful experience, and we're slowly working our way through the three cases of wine we brought back with us.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank george e
HWCAlexandra, Manager at Hector Wine Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thanks for your visit and for your great review! We hope you come back to see us again!

Reviewed October 11, 2018

The winery is beautiful and the staff was incredibly helpful. We loved the wine and the conversation. The wine company has some great local products besides their wine. The staff was fun and provide a great tasting experience and was also able to provide some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Followed a friend’s advice and stopped for a tasting overlooking Lake Senaca. Left a wine club member after sampling the Fingerlakes varietals. While the Syrah was my personal favorite, the complex flavors and notes of the Reisling were also a revelation. The folks behind the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brent E
Reviewed October 1, 2018

After the tasting , the lady wanted us to buy the wine . Felt pressured we needed to buy the wine . Not very business friendly if you are pushing to sell your wine. Let it up to the taste testers if they want to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda T
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Very strong compliment of reds in an area known for whites. I wish I could remember the name of the manager and gentleman who ran our tasting because he was very knowledgeable about wine and especially the wine from Hector Wine Company. The market aspect...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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