"You will be tempted to drink this wine while it is in its youthful, delicious phase—and this is a temptation that you should give in to. However, as we have been asserting for four decades, our Zinfandels are crafted for the cellar, and have the natural acidity and moderate alcohols that will provide great reward for those with the patience to hold on to a few bottles. With the 2019 vintage yielding an especially powerful wine, we hope you take our advice!" John Williams
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My grandfather always said that you could pretty much tell how good a farmer was by how straight his fences were. Perhaps the Napa Valley equivalent would be that you can predict the quality of a winery's product by the health of their vines. After four decades of making wine in the Napa Valley, I am proud to say that Frog's Leap grows almost all of our own grapes. And a visit to the winery always starts in our beautiful vineyards.
For more than 25 years we've been well known for our advancement of the principles of organic grape growing, dry farming and many aspects of biodynamics. It would be understandable for one to attribute our actions to a deeply held political agenda or, quite the opposite, to a thinly veiled marketing plan. While both are fair assumptions, neither are true. In point of fact, it has always been wine quality that drives our farming choices.