Thursday, November 10, 2011

TGIF: Scenes from Frog's Leap



As previously promised, here are more scenes from my recent visit to Frog's Leap. It has been a few years since I'd been to the winery last, and in that time, they've definitely grown leaps and bounds. Last time I visited, it was a quiet and sleepy little winery, just starting to make it big, and this time around, it's clear that the secret of this wonderful place has gotten out, because it was packed with tasters and visitors. Yet, somehow, this place still manages to keep its little small-winery charm, especially nestled between the huge Napa Valley behemoth wineries that taste so corporate. Plus, they're still one of the only ones doing dry-farmed, sustainable, and organic wine-making--a huge bonus in my book.


This kitty! was there the last time I visited, perched on the same couch in the same position. She's an old cat now, but she still manages to be the sweetest thing ever.


A winery employee teaching us about different types of grapes and how they have to take care of them.


I love the smell of barrel rooms, with the earthiness of the woods, and the vague dampness from the cool and the wine. It's amazing to see how many barrels are stacked here (and in the basement level below), and how the wine stains the wood a bright maroon red.


For more Frog's Leap scenes and grape-inspired deliciousness --> this previous post.

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This week has sort of flown by faster than ever! But that's what happens when you're having fun and getting swamped at work all at the same time. In any case, I hope everyone has a beautiful November weekend!

14 comments:

  1. gorgeous images - looks like an amazing place

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  2. Beautiful photos. I feel like I got a mini-trip there!

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  3. Wow! awesome place to live.

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  4. These are stunning photos. The light is just beautiful. I'd love to get back out there sometime...

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  5. absolutely stunning photos!  thank you so much for sharing :)

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  6. I love this winery - gorgeous and a great tasting.  Thanks for posting these pictures...reminder of a great trip I took up there recently! :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, what a lifestyle, and those persimmons!!!

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  8. The light fairies love you, my dear. Just beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly autumn.

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  9. Oh my goodness. I love these photos!  This looks like such a wonderful trip! Great light and textures my friend!

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  10. gorgeous! I must explore and MOVE to that area at some point in my life :) So much foodie love there. 

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  11. yes yes. Napa Valley is one of those places I wouldn't mind retiring to. :)

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  12. The wood! The cat! The charm! I am in swoonville.

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  13. I love ALL the photos, but the one of the dog especially. I can hear the sound of licking/lapping water.

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  14. Frog's Leap has a very special place in my heart! Early on, when my husband and I started dating, we went wine tasting there and have returned many times since...It's absolutely gorgeous, friendly, and their wines are really incredible. I always love picking up their roses, too - those go so fast!

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