Are you looking for the perfect spot to experience California’s acclaimed wine country? Are you looking for a winery that takes sustainability and organic farming seriously and has been for years? Look no further than Frog’s Leap Winery, located on the site of the old Adamson Winery in beautiful Rutherford, CA.
“Rutherford dust” refers to the tannin structure of the wine from the Rutherford bench, which is softer and smoother than other big, bold wines” – Brianna Pickens Asst Tasting Room Manager on the Obsessed with Wine Podcast
Click here to listen to my interview with Frog’s Leap Asst. Tasting Room Manager Brianna Pickens as she answers some of the most asked questions about the dos and dont’s of winetasting.
With award-winning wines made by Napa Valley legend John Williams, Frog’s Leap is the ideal way to explore all that the wine country has to offer.
In this blog post, I will share why I believe Frog’s Leap Winery is one of the best in Napa Valley, and I will also tell you about my favorite wine they make.
Experience the world-renowned Frog’s Leap in Rutherford, CA for wine tastings and special events.
Enjoy their selection of organic wines perfect for any occasion.
Experience the organically farmed garden they use to make tasty hot sauces and dry rubs.
Learn the story of Frog’s Leap from its beginning as a partnership between two talented winemakers to what it is today.
You can find Frog’s Leap Winery in Rutherford, CA. From the moment you enter the grounds of the winery, you are struck by the stunning views of the dry-farmed vineyards and gardens and the historic red barn originally built in 1884.
The sun shining down on the organically farmed garden, lush greenery and the historic and welcoming building is a sight to behold. The winery is nestled in the heart of Napa Valley and provides guests with an opportunity to experience the beauty of California’s wine country.
Frog’s Leap Winery welcomes visitors and guests for wine tastings, tours, private parties, and special events where they can explore the grounds and gardens, learn about the history of the winery, and enjoy the beauty of the vineyards.
My wife and I visited in March of 2023 and were very impressed. We were treated to a guided tour of the winery and the grounds by Asst. Tasting Room Manager, Brianna Pickens told us the history of the Williams family and how dry farming creates smaller berries and more complex wines.
Frog’s Leap Winery has a passion for creating quality wines that are sustainable and respect the environment which is evident in everything you see.
The winery is certified organic since 1988 and dry-farmed since planting, believing that healthy vines and soil create the best wines.
At Frog’s Leap, you can find a selection of delicious wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and concrete-aged Sauvignon Blanc.
They also make other varietals, such as Petite Sirah, Shale and Stone Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Rosé style wine called La Grenouille Rouganté made form old-vine Cargignane.
For our tasting, my wife and I were introduced to the:
1 – 2021 Concrete Aged Sauvignon Blanc
2 – 2020 Shale and Stone Chardonnay
3 – 2020 Merlot (Rutherford)
4 – 2019 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Each of these wines was unique in flavor and texture which we loved.
Frog’s Leap wines are renowned for their balance, restraint, and respect for the environment.
Guests can experience seated tastings and explore the vineyards, gardens, and woods to learn more about the craftsmanship behind Frog’s Leap Winery.
With their commitment to sustainability and delicious wines, it’s no wonder Frog’s Leap Winery is one of the most well-known wineries in Sonoma and Napa.
Wine Tasting at Frog’s Leap
Frog’s Leap Winery offers a seated tasting experience outside the main building overlooking the vineyard. Guests can enjoy a selection of Frog’s Leap wines, paired with charcuterie and cheese which are delightful and pair perfectly with the wines.
The tasting is led by a knowledgeable wine educator, who can provide insights into the wines and the unique winemaking process. The seated tasting is a great way to learn more about Frog’s Leap wines and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Napa Valley.
My Favorite Frog’s Leap Wine
My favorite Frog’s Leap wine is the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon made with “Rutherford Fruit”. This wine is made from grapes grown in the winery’s own vineyards, and it is a true expression of the terroir of Napa Valley.
The wine is full-bodied and complex, with flavors of black currant, blackberry, and cedar. It is the perfect wine to enjoy on a special occasion or to pair with a hearty meal.
If you’re looking for a delicious and well-made Cabernet Sauvignon, I highly recommend the Frog’s Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine that you will not soon forget.
Frog’s Leap Winery is a Napa Valley institution that has been producing award-winning wines since 1974. The winery is committed to sustainability, and its vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic.
Frog’s Leap is a great place to learn about winemaking, and its tasting room is a beautiful setting to enjoy a glass of wine. If you’re looking for a Napa Valley winery that offers a unique experience, Frog’s Leap is the place to go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is frog’s leap known for?
Frog’s Leap is famous for its award-winning varietals and a humor-filled approach to food and viticulture. Started in 1981, the winery is situated on a historic spot along Mills Creek called The Frog Farm.
Their iconic “Ribbit” Corks and bottles have become a recognizable emblem of their playful tone, putting Frog’s Leap on the map for both their fantastic wines and fun atmosphere.
Who owns Frog’s Leap winery?
John Williams is the proud owner and winemaker of Frog’s Leap Winery, located in Napa Valley, California. He has been growing grapes in the region for over 40 years.
What kind of wine is Frogs Leap?
Frog’s Leap is an award-winning California winery offering an array of wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Is Frog’s Leap Winery on a former Frog Farm?
No, the current winery is on the property that was previously the Adamson Winery. Frog’s Leap’s old property used to be a commercial frog farm that supplied frogs for local restaurants.
What time does Frog’s Leap Winery Open?
The winery is open 7 days per week from 10 AM to 4 PM.