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“Excellent tour and estate”
Review of Frog's Leap Winery

Frog's Leap Winery
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Frog’s Leap was founded by John Williams in 1981. Started on a shoestring budget even the name itself was ‘borrowed’ by combining Stag’s Leap, where John started his Napa Valley winemaking career, and the Frog Farm, where the early vintages were made. The winery was relocated in 1994 when John and his family moved Frog’s Leap to the historic Red Barn in the heart of the Rutherford appellation. This grand and welcoming building was built in 1884 as the Adamson Winery and sits amongst some of our 200 acres of estate grown vineyards. Over the past 30 years Frog’s Leap has earned an enviable reputation with our unique combination of a whimsical label, sincere dedication to sustainable principles and our small, handcrafted production of wines. Over the years to come we look forward growing and learning more about ourselves, our wines and how we can share it all with honesty and genuine hospitality.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was probably the best wine tour we did of our recent trip. Our guide Seth was very well informed, spoke passionately about Frog's Leap, its history, philosophy and current ambitions. The estate is beautiful and they are very relaxed about you hanging around after the tour to soak in some more of the scenery and to keep trying the wines.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Frog's Leap via recommendation of friends who visit this popular wine region often. Frog's Leap is a self sustained vineyard who produce all their wines using traditional and organic methods and even grow fruit and vegetables for their staff who they employ on a year round basis (rather than seasonal) so there is a real vested interest in the success of the harvest as they all work as one big family. The founder John is an ex farmer and has adapted successful farming techniques to produce outstanding wines which you can learn more about during one of their tours. Josh took us around the grounds and cellar and was fantastic at explaining the wine making process, history behind the vineyard and also the industry commercials and how that distribut. Great experience and the wines we tasted throughout were outstanding!

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Frog's Leap emphasizes natural, non-irrigated farming to coax the best flavor from the grapes. The extensive gardens attract beneficial insects. Seeing the owner working alongside everyone else is commendable. The wines are reasonably priced and a good value.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I came here once about five years ago and I think I was a little nostalgic. Returned and did the garden wine tasting which was quite nice. It was very relaxed and we were allowed to try multiple ones that were not on the list which was great. Walking around the grounds and garden is gorgeous, I would highly recommend this winery to anyone. It is lovely. The wines were not quite as good as I remembered, and while the prices are slightly more accessible than some of the other wineries in the area, I would say that I did not like them as much. I did buy a bottle of their "pink" wine which I did very much enjoy and is not available commercially.

Thank Brenna R
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We took a couples trip for my friend's 30th birthday to the Napa area. Frog's Leap was one of our stops. They do have different tours you may choose from. Unfortunately, we missed the guided tour. We were able to do the garden tour; which allowed us to walk the grounds freely as we tasted our wines. I believe they allowed you to taste 4 different wines. Most of the wineries did not provide many guided tours. Frog's Leap, has beautiful grounds and vineyards. They were actually crushing grapes Labor Day weekend. A heatwave came through. So the grapes were ready a lot sooner. I would recommend this winery as a stop during your stay.

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