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Frog's Leap Review

John Williams, owner of Frog's Leap, maintains a goofy sense of humor about wine that translates into an entertaining yet informative experience—if you're a novice, this is the perfect place to begin your education. You'll also taste some fine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Frögenbeerenauslese, a variation on the German dessert wine Trockenbeerenauslese. The winery includes a red barn built in 1884, 5 acres of organic gardens, an eco-friendly visitor center, and, naturally, a frog pond topped with lily pads. The fun tour ($20; call ahead) is highly recommended, but you can also just sample wines while seated on a porch overlooking the garden.

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  • Address: 8815 Conn Creek Rd., Rutherford, CA 94573 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/963–4704; 800/959–4704
  • Cost: Tasting $20, tour $20
  • Hours: Tasting daily 10–4 by appointment only; tours weekdays at 10:30 and 2:30
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  • Location: Rutherford
Updated: 04-24-2013

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