Frog's Leap Winery
Frog's Leap Winery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Frog’s Leap was founded by John Williams in 1981. Started on a shoestring budget even the name itself was ‘borrowed’ by combining Stag’s Leap, where John started his Napa Valley winemaking career, and the Frog Farm, where the early vintages were made. The winery was relocated in 1994 when John and his family moved Frog’s Leap to the historic Red Barn in the heart of the Rutherford appellation. This grand and welcoming building was built in 1884 as the Adamson Winery and sits amongst some of our 200 acres of estate grown vineyards. Over the past 30 years Frog’s Leap has earned an enviable reputation with our unique combination of a whimsical label, sincere dedication to sustainable principles and our small, handcrafted production of wines. Over the years to come we look forward growing and learning more about ourselves, our wines and how we can share it all with honesty and genuine hospitality.
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  • Ellen F
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely winery. Ask for Michelle!
    We had THEE best time on our wine tasting, hosted by Michelle. She was a fabulous host; extremely knowledgeable about the property, the region, Frog's Leap's wines and wine in general. Not the dull, boring kind of knowledgeable. She was witty and fun and we had the best time chatting with her. The property is STUNNING as well. The gardens and landscaping were immaculate. Will definitely visit again on our next trip. Crossing my fingers Michelle will be working on our next visit.
    Thank you for the great review! Michelle appreciates the call out. We will look forward to seeing you again in Rutherford soon.
    Written August 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Paul C
    Bearsted, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit and enjoy.
    We had hired a car for the day to drive out of San Francisco to Napa Valley and found this vineyard online, we certainly weren’t disappointed. The team were really accommodating (we were running late and they allowed us onto a later tour) and the tasting was really well done, we even had an opportunity to taste some wine from their collection as this had been opened on this day for the owner‘s lunch. I would have enjoyed a slightly longer tour, however this isn’t a criticism - 10/10 here, and we will visit again if we are in Napa.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Bhamsnowy
    Auburn, Alabama128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Frogs Leap’s Merlot!
    Frogs Leap Winery is a beautiful working farm! This is obvious when you drive up. The entry hall is expansive and beautifully curated. We were welcomed to The Frog Pond in the center of the courtyard. Michele greeted us with wine and a very warm demeanor. She pointed out a long table in the edge of the courtyard where the workers and owners were finishing up lunch, shouted “hellos”. Michele took us through a building filled with barrels and stainless drums and explained their processes. From there we were led to a porch overlooking the gardens to finish our tastings. The Merlot was our favorite of the day! At the end of our tasting we were invited to stroll the garden before our departure. Absolutely lovely grounds as well as Michele! She was perfect for us! Very lovely and knowledgeable!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Adventurer284163
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garden seating
    We had the garden experience. Beautiful day and peaceful views. Friendly service and good wine. Bonus of a small tray of potato chips, crackers, and goat cheese. They made it easy to purchase just a bottle.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • BuenViaje68
    Tempe, Arizona560 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Frogs Leap-Loved the Zinfandel!
    This was the first of 3 wine tastings we scheduled for a Friday. We learned by the end of the day that two tastings should be the maximum. We started our tour at 10am. This is a very nice property with very nice people working here. Our host was McCoy. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable wine guide. He did a great job introducing each wine and how it is made and aged. We learned a lot. Our favorite was the Zinfadel. We purchased a bottle to carry with us. We walked the estate after we concluded the tasting and had a wonderful time. It was a nice easing in for a day full of tastings.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Valerie R
    San Francisco, California15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience & wines
    We did the Rooted in Rutherford tasting and really enjoyed it! Lucinda was a fantastic guide, with tons of Napa knowledge and lots of fun anecdotes about the winery and its history. The wines were quite good, and it was awesome to hear about the sustainability efforts the winery is making, too.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2024
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shoesArkansas
Arkansas427 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Four of us, all professional women who went to college together 30 years ago, visited this as one of the stops I curated as the planner. If I could take back the wasted time, money and effort we spent there, I would. Our tasting was prepaid and was moved indoors due to heat. We were fine with that, since it was 111 degrees. We were not fine with how we were treated (ignored). There were only 12 of us at the tasting, which we had scheduled for 75 minutes. We got our first wine, and one friend told the man pouring it that she wanted to ship some to her daughter. He poured the second and then spent the rest of the time at the neighboring table talking about non-wine matters. I hope that table bought a lot because we didn’t get a chance to. He poured the third and didn’t speak to us. We learned nothing about the winery, vineyard, grapes or wine. He talked so long and ignored us so completely that we never even received the last wine to taste because our time ran out and our table was mad. The best thing we can say about it is the farmhouse was pretty. This was a complete and utter waste of our time, and we told the driver we had hired to pass it by for future clients. I emailed the hospitality coordinator and got zero response. They really don’t care about customers.
Written September 9, 2022
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texas_traveler750
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas176 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
The winery is beautiful, but the wine served is all very acidic. The reds were all 2017-2018 vintage, and were much too young to be served by anyone, much less a tasting room. I didn’t drink a full glass out of any of my tastings. Not worth the tasting fee, there are other beautiful wineries that serve decent wines to visit. This is a skip.
Written September 20, 2020
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NJFabFour
Lawrenceville, NJ122 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were looking forward to our first visit to Frog's Leap but found the whole experience very disappointing. From checking in and being told to just wait until called (we waited 20 minutes past our tasting time and only were given a table after asking about the wait), to standing at a small table in a small reception room with about 6 -7 other parties also doing tastings, it was loud, it was uncomfortable, it was not at all enjoyable. I understand it was warm outside and they didn't want to use the porch as a result, but this was a terrible alternative. Our host was young and in training and it was very difficult to hear him, though everything he said was very scripted and he often repeated himself. We didn't fault him for his lack of experience, we understand he was new and was learning, but it just really contributed to what was overall a frustrating experience. The grounds and the garden were lovely, we enjoyed them more than the wine itself and much more than the experience.
Written September 12, 2022
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Lindsey
Victor, ID43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We wanted so bad to love this winery. The property & facilities are absolutely gorgeous. However it’s service just did not compare to other local stops. To get the next wine taster, you had to walk back up to the top of the barn, then back down to get to the barely burning fire & seating (doesn’t sound terrible, I know, but really not a crowd favorite after a day of wine tasting). The wine itself was just okay. Again, we appreciated this stop for it’s beautiful scenery, but that was really it.
Written March 10, 2020
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Bhamsnowy
Auburn, AL128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Frogs Leap Winery is a beautiful working farm! This is obvious when you drive up. The entry hall is expansive and beautifully curated. We were welcomed to The Frog Pond in the center of the courtyard. Michele greeted us with wine and a very warm demeanor. She pointed out a long table in the edge of the courtyard where the workers and owners were finishing up lunch, shouted “hellos”. Michele took us through a building filled with barrels and stainless drums and explained their processes. From there we were led to a porch overlooking the gardens to finish our tastings. The Merlot was our favorite of the day! At the end of our tasting we were invited to stroll the garden before our departure. Absolutely lovely grounds as well as Michele! She was perfect for us! Very lovely and knowledgeable!
Written September 7, 2023
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chooseytraveler12
Atlanta, GA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This is my favorite winery! Tastings on the porch are intimate and magical. We were last here ten years ago when they did garden bar tastings by the lily pond. We always find interesting wines to take back to east coast.

If you are a garden and architecture person this place can’t be beat. I took lots of inspiration pics of their gardens! The branding of the property right down to the corks is casual, elegant, and classy. They don’t miss a detail. Their pairings felt special because they mostly came from the estate. We got some peaches on our warm sunny brunch tasting that were right out of the farm.

Love that the owner cares for the land with a future focused vision. He also is a bit of a trailblazer and tries interesting techniques with his wines. Our server was knowledgeable not only about the wines but the entire estate growing and fermenting process.

They literally think of everything - you can grab their paint color list at the hospitality house before you leave. I made note of lots of unique gifts that I can purchase as hostess gifts and holiday items. They are not gift shop vibey but rather a well curated selection of a few farm treats.

I’ll be back for sure!!!
Written August 17, 2022
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Dear guest, Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We're so flattered to be your favorite winery. I'm happy to hear that none of the details were lost on you during your visit - this is such an affirmation of why we do the things the way we do. Looking forward to hosting you again next time you're in our neck of the woods. Sincerely, Scott
Written August 31, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ROSALIND SHAFFER
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The beautiful gardens and vineyards surrounding the lovely terrace where the wine tasting took place helped create this idyllic setting. Truly a memorable experience….great wine, each offered in a different wineglass, (unlike other winery tastings that just poured the next wine into the same glass), and a personable and knowledgeable server.
Written November 7, 2022
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Valerie R
San Francisco, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We did the Rooted in Rutherford tasting and really enjoyed it! Lucinda was a fantastic guide, with tons of Napa knowledge and lots of fun anecdotes about the winery and its history. The wines were quite good, and it was awesome to hear about the sustainability efforts the winery is making, too.
Written July 2, 2024
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Alliesfamily
254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Welcoming staff, stellar wines and beautiful winery. Thanks to Jen for her graciousness. We were familiar with Frog's Leap wines in restaurants, but have not visited until today. So glad we did! Tyler was a very knowledgeable and accommodating host, highlighting each wine's attributes, from grapes grown by uniquely brilliant, sustainable methods. Frog's Leap features not only lovely wines, but a beautiful tasting veranda and an opportunity to walk through the gardens. Reservations needed. Not to miss!
Written August 14, 2022
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Dear guest, We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your time here with us. Thank you for the major kudos to both Jen and Tyler, they are awesome at what they do! Please consider visiting us again for the Guided Tour and Tasting for a deeper dive into farming and winemaking. Sincerely, Scott
Written August 31, 2022
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J E
Fredericksburg, VA11,206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We’ve enjoyed Frog’s Leap wine over the years so we made reservations to visit while in Napa. The staff was friendly and the “extra splash” that you get from having the Priority Pass is an extra glass of wine, which was their rose on our visit.
Their grounds are beautiful and they have a winery dog named Sadie who loves to run, full speed through the bushes chasing birds (fun to watch her).
The tasting was nice, there were 5 wines (in addition to the glass of rose) that we tried, as well as a plate of cheeses and some crackers to use as palate cleansers. Generous pours on the wines as well and a nice description from the host on each one. They even offered to let us revisit our favs.
Overall, it’s a nice visit!
Written November 30, 2020
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