Located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards was established in 1985 by the late Jerry Hazlitt and his wife Elaine Hazlitt. The family has been growing grapes and orchard fruits for a living since 1852. The winery and vineyards are now managed by sixth generation family members Doug Hazlitt and Leigh (Hazlitt) Triner. The first vintage was in 1984 and the winery produces just over 200,000 cases annually. Hazlitt’s has embraced the demand for award-winning Finger Lakes Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer. The operation is also the Home of the Red Cat, a popular sweet Catawba blend with a light-hearted reputation for bringing fun to any gathering, and the best-selling New York wine in the state.

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.

One of the Top 25 Tasting Rooms in the United States according to the May 2008 issue of the Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the Hazlitt tasting room, including the famous horseshoe bar, provides a relaxing visit for those who enjoy their wine with stories, jokes, and smiles. This casual approach affords visitors an opportunity to spend a little more time learning about wine in an informal atmosphere without intimidation. With its picnic tables, sparkling ponds and rolling horse pastures, the winery property also invites people to enjoy the region’s quiet charm.

Please make reservations for groups of 8 or more. The Oasis is open from Memorial Day through October, weather permitting. Our Oasis is an outside covered-patio bar serving Red Cat and Bramble Berry Slushies, Wine by the glass. Place to picnic and relax.


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.

Naples Tasting Room location group reservation limit is 20 people.

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

Tasting Price: $5


This winery is known for and popular with consumers for its Great Service and friendly staff.

This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.

This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.

Well-behaved pets are welcome at this winery property.

This winery offers space for RV Parking on their property.

This winery is popular among customers for its wine bar.

This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.

Wine Styles

  • Dessert Wines
  • Dry Red Wines
  • Dry Rosé Wines
  • Dry White Wines
  • Fruit Wines
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Sweet Wines
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