Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Hazlitt1852 outside-2Located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards was established in 1985, by our late founders Jerry and Elaine Hazlitt. Our family has been growing grapes and orchard fruits for a living since 1852.  The winery and vineyards are now managed by sixth generation brother and sister, Doug Hazlitt and Leigh Hazlitt Triner.  We are known for our award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, premium hard cider line, Cider Tree, and are also home to the world famous Red Cat, the original sweet red wine. Innovative and progressive vineyard management, state of the art production facilities and a forward thinking staff remain key elements in fostering the growing national interest in Hazlitt wines. 

Our tasting room in Hector, NY was named one of the Top 25 Tasting Rooms in the United States according to the May 2008 issue of the Wine Enthusiast magazine.  The tasting room includes the famous horseshoe bar which provides a relaxing visit for those who enjoy their wine with stories, jokes, and smiles. .   Jerry Hazlitt began the legacy of turning strangers into friends by inviting them to sit at the horseshoe bar and have a glass of wine and we continue to carry on that tradition every day. This casual approach affords visitors an opportunity to spend a little more time learning about wine in an informal atmosphere without intimidation.  When spring hits, our outdoor timber-frame, tiki-style pavilion, The Oasis, opens with live music every Friday night, freshly baked bread and cheese plates, and outdoor wine tasting on our beautiful property of sparkling ponds and horse pastures.   Also, join us in Naples, NY at our second tasting room location at Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars.

Hazlitt1852 inside-2Reservation Policy

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 $5.00 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 or sweet flight. 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: Sunday-Friday we take reservations until 3:00 p.m. Saturday’s we take reservations until 2:10 p.m.
Hazlitt Tasting Room location can accommodate 45 people or more, depending on the day. More details will be provided when you call to make your reservation

Click here to read our policies: http://hazlitt1852.com/privacy-policy#reservation-policy  

Hazlitt1852 outsideHours of Operation for Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
November 1-May 31: Monday - Saturday 10am- 5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
June 1-October 31: Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm, Sunday 11am-5:30pm
CLOSED: Christmas Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and New Year’s Day







Enjoy a lively interview with co-owner Doug Hazlitt, shot in mid-2014

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For a current list of awards from this winery and others, visit this page:



Wine Name Category Color Type Residual Sugar Specific Accolade Competition Vintage
Gew├╝rztraminer Vinifera White Gewurztraminer Other Gold 771 2013
Solara Sherry Sherry Red Concord Sweet Gold 771 NV

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5712 State Route 414, PO Box 207
Hector New York, 14841
Phone (607) 546-WINE
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