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“Time's Fun When You're Having Flies” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frog's Leap Winery

Frog's Leap Winery
Ranked #1 of 23 Food & Drink 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
Kelvedon, Essex, UK
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“Time's Fun When You're Having Flies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2005

Having purchased and enjoyed John Williams' wines in the UK this trip to San Francisco provided the ideal opportunity to pay a visit. We arranged a tour for two of our party via the internet - thanks to Sally and Jennifer for their help.

We brought the whole family and the children had fun colouring pictures, wandering around the garden, helping arrange flowers, collect eggs and paint apple trees with organic moth repellant (I forgot to get the recipe).

The tasting was free and we were given a very enjoyable potted history of the vineyard, description of the wine we were tasting and a tour of the vineyard between each wine we tried. Our thanks to Rachel for such a wonderful time.

Tip: practise shooting some basketball hoops after a few glasses of wine before you go; there is a prize for the person(s) who get a hoop - only one try. None of us got a hoop so I can't tell what the prize is.

To show how genuine the folk at Frog's Leap are - one of my children forgot a cuddly toy, by the time we got back it was the end of the day and the staff were leaving - they recognised us as we drove up, re-opened the office and got the toy (day two of a 14 trip disaster avoided).

I can't praise the folk at Frog's Leap enough for a great time and I will have many happy memories when I open future bottles of John's wines from the other end.

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