Frog’s Leap Winery

John Williams founded Frog’s Leap in 1981 on a spot along Mill Creek known as the Frog Farm. An old ledger revealed that around the turn of the century, frogs were raised on the property then sold for $.33 a dozen, destined no doubt, for the tables of Victorian San Francisco gourmets.Today, Frog’s Leap makes its home amongst 200 acres of vineyards in Rutherford at the historic Red Barn. This grand and welcoming building was built in 1884 as the Adamson Winery and renovated in 1994 as Frog’s Leap’s permanent home. Winemakers John Williams and Paula Moschetti handcraft an annual production of 60,000 cases comprised of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rutherford.Using the best of Napa Valley’s dry-farmed and organically grown grapes along with the most traditional winemaking techniques, Frog’s Leap strives to produce wines that deeply reflect the soils, climate and community from which they emanate. Frog’s Leap produces some of Napa Valley’s finest wines and, undoubtedly, has one of the wine world’s best mottos: “Time’s fun when you’re having flies.”


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