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Hector Wine Company, Hector

(4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Hector Wine Company is a small, quality-driven winery located on the east side of Seneca Lake in Hector, NY. It’s owned and operated by local viticulturist, Jason Hazlitt and winemaker, Justin Boyette. They began making wine in 2009 from grapes harvested at Jason’s family business Sawmill Creek Vineyards and opened the tasting room across the street from the Vineyard in 2010. The philosophy at Hector Wine Company is that winemaking and grape growing are as much a creative endeavor as a scientific one. The crew at Hector Wine Company is committed to making distinctively high quality wines from grapes that are handpicked at optimal ripeness and manually hand sorted at the winery. The tasting list includes mainly dry reds and whites, touched with a selection of off-dry and semi-sweet wines. All aspects of production, from press to bottle, occur on-site; fostering the ideal that a world class wine is handled by its makers from start to finish.
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  • A simple winery, with a basic tasting, offering nice wines from the region. Something for everyone in this visit. They also are helping out a sister winery until they complete their tasting room. 
  • We were treated to a very special introduction to the Hector Wine Company by their dynamic and enthusiastic assistant winemaker, Alex Doniger, who led us through a comprehensive tasting of their wines...  more »
  • we stopped here for a quick tasting..it was quick because they only had 4 to taste..even wines that are too sweet for me were tasty I did get a dryer red blend that while it was good was one of the pr...  more »
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  • Hector had only ten wines on their tasting menu, and I tasted both of their dry reds. They have a very nice large tasting room, but there is not a great view. They also have a large selection of hot sauce made with wine. It would have been great if I could also have a hot sauce tasting!
  • Great location mid way down the east side of Seneca Lake. Amazing views of the lake just north of the winery. Staff was super friendly.
  • Great wine tasting with Justin and information about the area, grapes and styles of wines they are producing. Each wine is different, very terroir driven and food friendly. They will help select wines for you to enjoy all year long. Salud my friend. ...well done
  • Followed Justin from the beginning. He and Jason have come a long way. Wines are excellent and staff is always friendly
  • As always the staff are wonderful, the wine is great, My favorite is there soul red. they seem to be very passionate about what they do. A definite stop on the wine trail.