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Thank you for making your way to Forge Cellars  located in Hector NY, USA – on the hills overlooking serene Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes. When the time comes to track us down in person, and we hope you do, we occupy a small corner of the Hector Wine Company 10 minutes north of Watkins Glen. This is where we will talk and  taste some wines. We hope our simple web-site gives you the information you need but please let us know if you have any additional questions regarding what we do – we love hearing from you. Thank you, Louis-Rick-Justin

Taste Forge wines at Hector Wine Company in Hector, NY on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake.

Hector Wine Company
Hours of Operation
Sunday-Thursday:  11am-6pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm

January-March Closed Tuesday and Wednesday during the winter months
Thursday: 11am-6pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday & Monday: 11am-6pm

Or call ahead to schedule a Private Tasting!

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  1. Fred Sherfy #

    Awesome. Can’t wait for your Riesling and Pinot!!!

    June 27, 2012
    • Thanks a bunch, let us know when your around and we are happy to taste them with you.

      July 2, 2012
  2. Are you open monday September 3rd for tasting and purchasing? Returning home to Niagara Ontario from long weekend in Oswego NY
    Dave Gimbel
    Vineland Estates Winery

    August 29, 2012
    • Hi Dave,
      RR here but yes I think Hector Wine Co. is open on Monday. I will check with Justin shortly and confirm.

      August 29, 2012
  3. Dave,
    I spoke with Justin last evening and unfortunately they (Hector Wine Co.) are NOT open on Monday. You can try giving me (Rick) a call and if I’m in the neighborhood (I may be labeling at the winery) I would be happy to meet you. 607 765 7398…thanks.

    August 30, 2012
  4. Bonnie Pizzo #

    Hi, I own a home on Seneca and spend about 6 months of the year here and the rest in DE. . I was excited to learn about your venture in the Finger Lakes via a local tv documentary last night. You’re on my list of places to check out sooner than later. BCP

    September 13, 2012
    • Looking forward to you tasting the wines. Hopefully the 6 months of the year you spend on Seneca is in the correct order…:)


      September 13, 2012
  5. Leigh #

    Well we just received our case of Forge Cellars Riesling …..I must say….it brought me to tears!! Amazing!! Rock on guys….this is a good thing!

    September 21, 2012
  6. ron carr #

    just read about forge in edible finger lakes. very interested in checking out the riesling & pinot. this can be done at HWC at this time?

    November 17, 2012
    • Hi Ron,
      Sorry for the delay, friends in town all weekend. Yes, right now HWC and Red Feet Wine Market (Ithaca) both have the Riesling and Pinot Noir. In Rochester, Marketview is carrying the Riesling but won’t have the Pinot until December.

      Thanks for the interest and let me know if their is anything else you need.


      November 19, 2012
  7. rick allen #

    Hi ….i was wondering if you had any retail shops carrying your wine in or near rochester…did not see any on your list..thanks

    December 19, 2012
    • HI Rick,
      Yes, I have been bad about updating every week or two where to buy the wine – in Rochester I would go to Marketview. They have done a great job in telling our story and they really seem to “get” it. Let me know if you need anything else or have any other questions…I will also get right on updating the list!

      thanks again,

      December 19, 2012
  8. Lars #

    Bought two of each in November. Just restocked from Marketview. Awesome!

    March 19, 2013
    • Lars,
      Thanks for the kind words. We are really happy you like our wines. A little heads-up, if you can get down to the winery pick-up a bottle of our 2011 Pinot Noir “Les Allés”. This is a wine we don’t make much of so it stays at the winery but if you like the Forge Pinot you will get a kick out of this one…
      All the best.

      March 19, 2013
  9. Janet Griggs #

    Hi Ricky
    We hope to be up in your area the week of
    Sept 22 which I understand from your Mom is harvest time Hopefully we can hook up with her, Wendy and you during that week Fluffy from Tampa your Mom s friend

    August 9, 2013
    • That would be just awesome to see you! We can have a great meal and drinks lots of wine and you can tell stories about what a wonderful child I was!! He – he. You will also get to meet my terror of a son, Hendrix. Keep us posted.
      email me at or when it gets closer if you need a quick response 607 765 7398…looking forward to seeing you fluffy.


      August 9, 2013
  10. Can I order your wines from CA? I’m in the trade (importer for Guigal, Lucien Le Moine, Tommasi, Baumard, etc), but have heard great things about your wines. Thanks.

    September 14, 2013
  11. 2012 Pinot Noir: a truly great example showing the Finger Lakes potential to produce world -class wines. Thank you for revealing what we all know in our hearts: our best days lie ahead.

    January 23, 2014
    • Will thank you very much for the kind words…much appreciated and yes, if we stay focused great things to come for sure.

      January 27, 2014
  12. best one

    December 21, 2015
  13. J McLean #

    Please advise local distributer for thousand oaks, California.

    February 13, 2016
    • Did you receive my email? Epic is the distributor and if you need anything else please don’t hesitate to reach me at I am coming out there in a few weeks. RR

      February 22, 2016

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