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Courtesy of Chateau LaFayette Reneau
Chateau LaFayette Reneau includes 140 acres of vineyards, ponds and woodlands.

Chateau LaFayette Reneau

5081 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841
(607) 546-2062 or (800) 469-9463

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Chateau LaFayette Reneau

From its timber-framed perch overlooking Seneca Lake, Chateau LaFayette
Reneau samples and sells more than a dozen wines made from vinifera,
hybrid and native grapes. Tim Miller has overseen production since
1996, after earning his chops in various wine-industry roles.

Red options in the tasting room include Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir,
Merlot and Cuvee Rouge, a vinifera-hybrid blend. The whites range from
barrel-fermented Chardonnay to dry Riesling.

For visitors who want to linger, the winery has a picnic area, gardens
and lodging in a modernized farmhouse.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April through October. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November through March. Tastings
end 45 minutes before closing. Reservations required for groups of 10
or more.

Accessibility: Fully accessible.

Tasting fee: $5 for up to 17 samples.

Amenities: Picnic area. Banquet room. Leashed dogs welcome on the
winery grounds. Adults-only lodging.