A close up view of the Pinot Gris vines in the Hector Wine Company vineyard on Seneca Lake

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Inspired Winemaking

At Hector Wine Company, our portfolio emulates a deep commitment to making wines that reflect our centuries old farm, Sawmill Creek Vineyards. Because of this commitment, we handcraft each wine. This means that we handpick in the vineyard and employ a second hand sort at the winery every time. We allow for long fermentations, often spontaneous, and don’t rush the wines into bottle. Our small production wines are carefully curated to express balance and terroir.

bottle of HWC Soul Red red wine
A bottle of Hector Wine Company Essence red wine, turned sideways
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Lemberger
  • Essence
  • Soul Red

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The Reds

Our red portfolio is a true reflection of the vineyard. By employing spontaneous fermentations and no fining or filtering, the reds are expressive and distinctive of each vintage.  We have compelling blends such as the Essence, varietal bottlings with personality and an approachable blend called Soul Red.

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The Whites

Our white portfolio allows us to create wines with brightness and balance. Aromatic, mainly dry with a few off dry offerings, the whites are teeming with energy. We make mostly varietal bottlings. Some are done in barrel, like the Pinot Blanc while others are made in stainless steel like the Sauvignon Blanc and Dry Riesling.  Our Luminessence is a co-fermented blend of the Alsatian white varieties.

A bottle of Hector Wine Company Luminssence white wine, turned sideways
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Riesling
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Luminessence
  • Soul White
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The Winery

Tasting & Tours

We offer wine tastings daily during business hours. For parties of 8 or more, a reservation is required.

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The Winery

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Across from the vineyards, surrounded by flower beds and picnic tables, sits our tasting room and wine production facility. Come in during our open hours to experience an environment of warmth and hospitality while learning about and tasting our wines. Every member of our small team is a part of the whole process and therefore offers our visitors a true welcome into the winery.

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