Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Hector

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Reservation Policy

** NEW! We will now require the tasting fees for the group be paid by credit card at the point of making the reservation.**

Advanced reservations are required year-round for tasting groups of eight or more. When you contact us for your reservation, you will be required to pay for your group tasting via credit card over the phone. The tasting fee is $5.00 per person; they will taste 6 wines. Each paid taster will receive a poker chip worth $3.00 that may be redeemed with the purchase of a bottle of wine or cider valued at $8.49 or higher. If your group cancels less than 2 weeks prior to the reservation date, only half of the tasting fee amount will be refunded. If a group “no shows” none of the tasting fee will be refunded. There is a 15 minute “grace period” from the reservation time for arrival – if the group arrives more than 15 minutes late, we cannot guarantee a tasting. Please remember that everyone needs to have a valid form of ID with them

Groups of 8 or more will receive a pre-selected flight sheet for their tasting which includes the choice of a dry, sweet or premium flight (additional $3 for premium flight and is collected upon arrival). Six wines are included in each flight. Please allow 30-40 minutes for your tasting experience and shopping. We do not take group reservations on ticketed, Seneca Lake Wine Trail event weekends, see > Seneca Lake Wine Trail Events Calendar

For groups of 8 or more:

November 1 - May 31: Sunday-Saturday we take reservations until 3:00 p.m.

June 1 - October 31: Fridays and Sundays we take reservations until 2:10 p.m. Saturday’s we take reservations until 1:20 p.m.

Hazlitt Tasting Room location can accommodate up to 40 people depending on the day. More details will be provided when you call to make your reservation


Back in 1852, David Hazlitt bought 153 acres of fruit trees and vineyards here in Hector, NY. Over the next six generations, various Hazlitts farmed the land, raised families and made wine. OK, we don’t know for sure that they all made wine, but given the great grapes that grow here and the current generation’s track record for producing amazing wine, we’ve got a feeling they did.

We do know for sure that in 1985, Jerry and Elaine Hazlitt founded Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. Today, our family keeps the tradition going. Our grapes make award-winning wines. Our wines make us new friends. And we love making both.

Did it start with dinner with friends at one of those chic little restaurants in the Finger Lakes, with us at the horseshoe bar in our tasting room or with a special someone on a first-date picnic? Maybe it was our Cabernet Franc that made you a Hazlitt fan. Or a Riesling or a Sauvignon Blanc. Was it love at first sip with our legendary Ice Wine or did our Red Cat bring on a different sort of romantic mood? Everybody’s got a Hazlitt story—and if you don’t, click here to get started.

We work hard to create quality products, and we want people to enjoy them responsibly. Hazlitt does not condone or encourage any irresponsible use of our products, and no words, images or information on this website should be construed otherwise. Alcoholic beverages can only be purchased by people 21 years of age or older.

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Hector, NY 14841
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  • For us, the best part of this vineyard was that you can customize your tasting. The price of your tasting is determined by what you choose, and can be as little as about $8 to as much as $12. (you.....  more »
  • Major site. Extensive facility with large tasting rooms, several ordering bars, much souvenir merchandise with their name. Great for' cat' people. Welcoming staff at entrance to guide, answer...  more »
  • I only had the wine slushy, but it was delicious! We went later in the day, when they had the band playing in the outdoor pavilion. Great atmosphere! And a super nice way to end a summer night of winery hopping! 🍷
  • I love this winery. the hazlitts are truly the kindest people ive ever met in my life. you really feel like family when youre here. and the wine is great ofc. 10/10 would recommend to anyone visiting this region!!!!!!!

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