Hector Wine Company
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Hector Wine Company is a small Finger Lakes winery dedicated to making handcrafted wines. Focusing on select vineyard blocks from family owned Sawmill Creek Vineyards, the wines represent a unique sense of place on the east side of Seneca Lake. At its most basic, its made up of a group of friends passionate about making wines that express the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes.
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Denise W
Hamburg, NY62 contributions
Oct 2022
My friend and I went here Sun day evening. The woman doing the tastings and waiting on people threw down the wine list and left. She never came back. Eventually, a guy told us he would wait on us in a few minutes. Finally, we got to taste some wine. However, neither of us thought the wine was very good. When we went to pay at the end of the bar, the woman there moved away. I think we interrupted her talking to a guy at the bar. This was the worst wine tasting I have ever had, and I have been to many. As for the food area, it is very small, and there is very little choice. Go to the Dutch Kuntry Store in Dundee!!
Written October 18, 2022
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michelle w
22 contributions
Aug 2022
I love this winery! I stop here every year on my annual solo WG vacation and am always happy! I was here on a moody day for a glass of pinot gris and to sit on the patio. The winery was full of joyful children, dogs, happy staff and a lovely atmosphere, despite a sudden downpour. What made my day was the children ran out to frolic in the rain and everyone, dogs included, came out to watch! Everyone was laughing as they danced, spun, ran delighted into the downpour. watching this made my week. They sell a lot of packaged food items, ciders, wine. I will always come back to this winery whenever I am in the area. See you all next year!
Written August 12, 2022
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AnnM336
Royersford, PA124 contributions
Mar 2022
We had visited Hector before after having a glass of thier wine at an area restaurant. We had a very good experience and stopped back on this trip to Seneca. Once again, we had a nice visit with very friendly and attentive staff. There is a bar as well as long tables to sit at for tastings. You chose wine by the pour so you can taste a few or several types. There are many varieties of red and white to choose from and all are very good. The tasting staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
Written June 17, 2022
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JGeigel
Shepherdstown158 contributions
Jun 2022
Our AirBnB host recommended we stop here after our Seneca Lake boat tour. Beautiful tasting building! Promptly greeted. We had a coupon for 2 free wine tastings, and that offer was explained. We sat outside and within a few minutes was greeted by a server. He took our order and returned promptly with our tastings. Checked on us frequently.

The wine tasting 'menu' is lacking in that it offers very little in tasting 'notes', only description of wine. Was surprised no food was offered, either by the server or on the wine tasting menu. I'm sure it's available and we would have ordered something had we know what was available. Missed opportunity there for an upsell.

The wines are a little on the pricey side, but we still ended up purchasing two bottles.

The outside deck around the tasting room is beautiful and spacious. We sat in the back to avoid road noise as the winery sits right on the road.

Sufficient parking.

All in all a nice little place.
Written June 14, 2022
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Courtney M
6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Kirstin was awesome!! We always have the best experience. One of the best wineries up here & we’ve been coming for over 20 years!
Written June 9, 2022
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lbsunsets
Westlake, OH135 contributions
Nov 2021
One of the oldest wineries on the east side of Seneca Lake. It was really busy, which to me is always a good sign. I like that you did not need to do a flight of wines, but could pick any number of wines to taste and just paid per taste. We liked their white wines. There was also a gentleman there doing a tasting of his BBQ sauce on some pulled pork. It was amazing and we bought 3 bottles of his sauce as well!
Written November 28, 2021
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JazzingJersey
Clifton, NJ75 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stopped here during a torrential unexpected rain storm. Walked in and the wine server told us we might want to share a tasting... after I ordered a few reds and whites I realized what she meant.. they have refrigerated snacks and crackers, etc you can buy also. The owners dog is a staple here !!
Written September 17, 2021
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Lawrence B
Pinehurst, NC348 contributions
Aug 2021
White wines were good . Tasting room and staff were nice but not up to the level of service which we experienced at some of the other wineries on Seneca Lake.
Written August 17, 2021
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Doc_Riyadh_SA
Philadelphia, PA106 contributions
Aug 2021
Being a cab Franc lover, I dropped by on the tip from another wine aficionado, and, boy, was she ever right on target. While the others were selecting some excellent local cheeses, I hesitantly asked if I could taste their Cab Franc. With no hesitation, the keeper took out a bottle and I was ecstatic after a sip. Needless to say, I left with Cab Franc tucked in my trunk and a "note-to-self" to return next season for a full tasting of all their wines.
Written August 16, 2021
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Ftrasser
Blackwood, NJ39 contributions
Apr 2021
Our last stop in the Finger Lakes. Noel was very helpful and pleasant. They have a nice selection of hummus, local cheeses, and other items in their little shop.
Written April 17, 2021
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Hector Wine Company is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM