Great Wines, Great Times!
“Come as a guest, leave as a friend!”
These are the famous words of our founder, Jerry Hazlitt, that we live by every day. Wine tasting is fun and we make sure to keep it that way! You can relax, unwind, and enjoy award-winning wine with lighthearted stories, interesting facts and smiles.
Our casual approach to wine tasting allows you to spend a little more time learning about wine in an informal atmosphere, without the intimidation. Lively conversation, freshly popped popcorn and our friendly wine guides can’t wait to meet you!
Enjoy these amenities at both locations:
Tastings & Fees
Enjoy custom wine/cider/wine seltzer flights!
Flights are $10.00.
Select four wines, hard ciders or wine seltzers that you would like to taste. We have thirty wines (red, white, rosé, dry, or sweet), four premium hard ciders, and four wine seltzers for you to choose from.
Flights are accompanied by a Wine/Cider/Wine Seltzer Details Sheet. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and there are Wine Guides available to answer all of your questions throughout your experience.
Already have a favorite?
You can enjoy any of our wines, ciders, or wine seltzers by the glass. We also have wine slushies available in a variety of sizes and flavors!
Reservations & Groups
Reservations are NOT REQUIRED for regular tastings. Reservations ARE REQUIRED for the Private Tasting Experience.
We can take groups at both locations!
► Groups of 6 or fewer: can always accommodate and no reservations needed for wine/cider/wine seltzer flights. We cannot split up groups for tastings.*
► Groups of 7-18: can accommodate on a first-come, first-served basis for wine/cider/wine seltzer flights. No reservations needed. We cannot split up groups for tastings.*
► Groups of 18+: may be able to accommodate your group Monday-Thursday for wine/cider/wine seltzer flights. Please call ahead, a reservation is required. We cannot split up groups for tastings.*
If the winery can’t take your group when you arrive, we invite you to enjoy wine by the glass, wine slushies, food, shop the gift shop etc. inside the winery (if space permits) or at our outdoor bar, the Oasis (if visiting Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Hector, NY).
If you have questions about your group size or tasting experience, please call the winery directly as that is the fastest way to receive a response.
Private Charter Groups interested in a tasting experience at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Hector, NY, please call us at 607-546-9463 and ask to speak to a manager.
*For the best flight tasting experience, we keep groups (large or small) together; we do not split them up into smaller group sizes.
A Private Tasting Experience is available for groups of 7-12. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY PHONE and must be made at least 24 hours in advance of a visit. The fee is $20/person. Payment for a group is collected at the time of reservation. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the visit to receive a full refund. The Private Tasting is led by a Wine Guide and includes wine/cider/wine seltzer flights paired with a charcuterie board with local meats and cheeses in a private tasting room. Plan for about 50 minutes for the experience. This Private Tasting Experience is available at both winery locations.
Limos and buses are welcome.
Weekends in the summer and fall are when we see the majority of our visitors. If you are looking for a more intimate, quiet experience, we recommend visiting on a weekday and/or in the winter or spring (it’s also a great opportunity to run into a winemaker or owner).
We have a tasty snack basket menu available at both winery locations. Our Hector winery, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, has additional food options available at the Oasis.
Facility tours are available May-October by appointment only at Hazlitt Red Cat Cellars, Naples, NY. Please call 585-531-3117 for more information.
We do not offer facility tours at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards in Hector, NY.
Shop ‘til you drop! (Well, not literally of course!) Enjoy shopping for your favorite Hazlitt and Red Cat wines and merchandise at either winery location. Curbside pick-up is available; just give us a call to place your order. Please allow at least one hour for orders to be ready for pick-up.
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Gift Shop, Hector, NY
Hazlitt Red Cat Cellars Gift Shop, Naples, NY
Shopping at your fingertips! Shop your favorite Hazlitt and Red Cat wines and merchandise from the comfort of your home. We currently ship wine to 33 states and are always working on adding more — so check back often! We can ship merchandise anywhere in the United States. We are currently unable to ship Cider Tree, but we are working on it!
Shop in Your Town
We have distribution in 12 states. This means you can go into your favorite place to buy wine and if you don’t see Red Cat on the store shelf, ask for it. The retailer should be able to bring it in for you.