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Frogs leap winery ..just to go.. no tour.. worth it?

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butterbutt Sep 28, 2007 03:51 PM

Hi..wont have time for the tour.. doing a full day..but have an hour ..would you go here or where else in St Helena ? or close by.... coming from Cake bread..going to Clos Pegase..

Has anyone ever visited with Eponymous?

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    chazzerking RE: butterbutt Sep 28, 2007 03:57 PM

    Frog's Leap is a great place to visit, but they're not much into drop-ins any more. We stopped by there last month without any prior announcement, and were treated nicely, but just got to taste 2 or 3 wines. We've been visiting there ever since they came to the current location, about 12 years ago, when they were housed in a small prefab outbuilding. We mery much enjoy their wine and the friendly staff, but I'd recommend calling ahead to make sure that you can taste withuout taking the tour

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      chazzerking RE: butterbutt Sep 28, 2007 03:57 PM

      Added thought; the new facility is very nice, and the gardens are coming along.

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        mbaldauf RE: butterbutt Sep 28, 2007 04:48 PM

        have you tried to make a res for the tour? it only lasts about an hour, and it's wonderful. best experience I have ever had in Napa. I wouldn't recommend dropping by without reservations. is they're all booked, try calling at the last minute - there can be cancellations.

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          wgibs RE: butterbutt Sep 28, 2007 04:58 PM

          I wouldn't advise going without a tour reservation. We did. We weren't treated rudely, but got just one taste of wine and were left entirely to ourselves. The grounds are fine, but not spectacular.

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