Hector • New York

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

There's No Place Like Home

Where It All Began

The winery was founded by Jerry and Elaine Hazlitt in 1985. What started out as a hobby and enjoyable pastime turned into Jerry making one of the top-selling wines in New York State, Red Cat.

A little tid-bit…Jerry was renowned for his storytelling so, when you visit, be sure to ask your wine guide about the elusive grape weasel and why Red Cat is known as the hot tub legend.

Winery & Tasting Room

The winery began as an old horse barn and has transformed over the years into an award-winning winery and tasting room adorned with antiques and memorabilia collected and shared for over 35 years. Since then, we have become one of the most well-known wineries around Seneca Lake.

There are three tasting areas and a gift shop full of all your favorite Hazlitt & Red Cat Wines and merchandise. You can enjoy your wine or cider with a bowl of freshly-popped popcorn sitting around the famous horseshoe bar, at a high-top table, or outside where you can take in the view of the sparkling ponds, rolling hills, and a little place we like to call The Oasis.

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Address & Hours

5712 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841

Hours of Operation
November 1st – May 31st 
Monday-Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM

June 1st – October 31st
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Closed Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Amenities at this location
Family Friendly
Indoor/Outdoor Seating
Friendly Dogs Welcome
Picnic Area
Non-alcoholic Beverages Available
Wheelchair Accessible

The Oasis

The Oasis is our escape. An architecturally stunning, all-wood, post and beam pavilion and outdoor bar with a laid-back, tropical feel. There is plenty of comfortable seating throughout the property including a large fire pit seating area, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and individual fire pit tables to enjoy with friends to keep warm on cool nights. At the bar we serve wine by the glass, local craft beers, hard cider, wine slushies, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Oasis Drink Menu


The Oasis is open seasonally for great wines, great times and live music! Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for the music series line-up.


Friday -12 PM – 8:30 PM • Live Music 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday – 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday – 11 AM – 6 PM • Live Music  2 PM – 5 PM

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Host Your Party at The Oasis

It’s perfect for family gatherings, office outings, birthday celebrations, and off-the-hook parties. We’ll work with you to make sure that your event is one your guests never forget—in a good way. Come savor the moment at one of the best wineries around Seneca Lake! CONTACT US to get the party started »

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Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Our Hector location is one of the 33+ wineries on the award-winning Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Just about every month you’ll find something unique to discover on the trail, whether it’s chocolate and wine weekends, mid-winter cabin fever adventures, or meet-n-greets with area winemakers. We’re proud to be part of all of them.

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