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Hector Wine Company, Hector

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • 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...  read more »
  • we stopped here for a quick 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...  read more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time tasting the wines at Hector Wine Company. Bug old Luna that dog was an adorable companion, and the wine was great. Totally recommend it. 
  • 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.
  • This is the "Community Center" for Hector. Justin and Jason have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere to relax, enjoy their wine and socialize. The wine is amazing after just a few years of production which is a result of experience, hard work, and sorting all grapes. Whether you like sweet or dry, white or red, it's there for you. I've always like whites the best, but the release of the reds this year has converted me. "Smokin Syrah", merlot and cab sav are a trio to experience.
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