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Hector Wine Company

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Address: 5610 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841-9721
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+1 607-387-1045
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 19:00

Hector Wine Company was designed to highlight our hand crafted wines and...

Hector Wine Company was designed to highlight our hand crafted wines and local artists at a slower pace. Founded in 2010 and located in Hector, NY we are on the East Side of Seneca Lake. The casual environment is a great place to enjoy a variety of fine wines, local music, local art and the culinary culture of the Finger Lakes. Now also home to Forge Cellars.

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A Favorite of the Locals

We have been there since the birth of this winery, and have seen many improvements over time. It's a nice casual place to get together to have a glass of quality wine and a snack... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Hector, New York
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Hector, New York
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been there since the birth of this winery, and have seen many improvements over time. It's a nice casual place to get together to have a glass of quality wine and a snack with neighbors, and to listen to some great bands and even dance a bit. They remember you, and treat you like Family.

Thank advornicky
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very laid back and nicely so. They have 4 wines to try for $5, which is very reasonable with some reasonable pours as well. We had driven past it several times throughout our Finger Lakes wine tours over the year so this time we decided to stop and we were glad we did. The winemaker happened to be there, we... More 

Thank FPVJr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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 and those of Forge Cellars, with whom they have a close connection. These included outstanding Dry Rieslings, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. The tasting room is a large... More 

Thank VoyageursUSA
Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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 priceier bottle they had. I beleve the name was eclipse or something like that.

Thank MinnScooter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank AmandaEhr
Vestal, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The staff were extremely kind and attentive. Wines were excellent qualities! Will definitely return to taste and try again!

Thank Mischell B
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My wife and I were here in late July 2016. Perhaps the biggest reason for stopping by here was the fact that it was still open at 6:30 whereas nearly every other winery/ vineyard was closed. Besides, we also felt comfortable coming here as it did have a 4.5 star average rating. Sadly, I have to say I was disappointed... More 

Thank desimba
HWCAlexandra, Assistant Winemaker at Hector Wine Company, responded to this review

You're absolutely right: We are a small producer and we don't make everything. At Hector Wine Company we try to specialize and do things really well and we are sorry if we didn't relate that properly during your visit. Our customers appreciate that we focus on a small offering of well made wines that are handcrafted. For us, it's more... More 

Canton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We did a tasting and enjoyed it. We did not buy any wine here but they had some good wine we just had been to a few already. The room is a bit darker inside than other places.

Thank Kevin P
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Went after all the good reviews not sure if because it was late in the day for the staff but with our arrival felt awkward like intruding into some one personal living space the 1 worker was talking loudly with friends/family not sure small child was running back and forth was very difficult to get a server for a wine... More 

Thank angel o
HWCAlexandra, Assistant Winemaker at Hector Wine Company, responded to this review

Hi there, Really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time here and we hope you come back and give us another try sometime. We are very family oriented and many times our loyal customers even begin to feel like family and friends. As a family oriented place, we welcome all ages, including children, usually relatives of the owners.... More 

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