Fodor's Expert Review Frog's Leap
If you're a novice, the tour at eco-friendly Frog's Leap is a fun way to begin your education. Conducted by hosts with a sense of humor, the tour stops by a barn built in 1884, 5 acres of organic gardens, and a frog pond topped with lily pads. The winery produced its first vintage, small batches of Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, in 1981, adding Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon the next year. These days Chenin Blanc is another white, with Merlot, Petite Sirah, and the Heritage Blend of classic Napa Valley varietals among the other reds. All visits require a reservation. The tour is recommended, but you can forgo it and taste on a garden-view porch.