Hector Wine Company, Hector

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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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  • As we headed south from Wagner Vineyards, John (from Wagner’s) had told us to stop at the Hector Wine Company, just past the post office. We saw the post office and drove right by the winery. We are s...  more »
  • Went there in the past and their reds are excellent and so is the BBQ sauce they sell also. One of the few good red vineyards of Senaca Lake NY, I recommend!  more »
  • What a welcome! I love visiting the vineyards week, when there are fewer people. It allows us to take the time to chat with the people who work there. Then, they really have the time to tell us about their wines, their passion. These are precious moments. The service is really excellent, and their wines too. Too bad, the pinot Grigio was sold out! (We understand why!) They come back, that's for sure.
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  • Stopped by yesterday. There were 11 of us and there was not one other person in the tasting room. The staff person was upset that we had not made a reservation. Also that we had "interrupted his nap time." Even though we apologized for not making a reservation, he did not let it go. We have been coming here for years, and have always enjoyed our tastings. Very disappointed in the experience we had.
  • Awesome experience! Comfortable tasting room with friendly staff. Really nice reds and on point whites . So happy to have stopped on our trip to the finger lakes .
  • A really excellent operation. We visited on a slow day, but even on a busy one it would be safe to wager that the vibe would still be "chill." A comfortable place. More importantly, Hector Wine Co. is producing some seriously good wines, and consistently so. The "Essence" Bordeaux-esque blend can stand up to some of the best FLX reds we have had. Even the "budget cuvee" offerings are of good quality and well constructed. They also offer some of the Forge wines for tasting and sale, which are uniformly excellent. Truly a must-visit Finger Lakes winery.
  • Very good wines!! Staff was very friendly & helpful with suggestions for places to eat & live music!
  • Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Very nice and laid back. I also enjoy their wines quite a bit!

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