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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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72 reviews
  • 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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  • Normally I visit with my husband as wine club members. Today I visited as apart of a bachelorette party. I know large parties can be difficult to deal with. The staff was extremely accommodating. Amaz...  more »
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Excellent wine!

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