Frog's Leap Winery is happily ensconced at the historic Red Barn property in Rutherford. This grand and Welcoming building was originally built as a winery in 1884. It is now not only home to some of the Napa Valley's best wines but also to what has to be the wine world's best motto - "Time's fun when you're having flies!"
John Williams fell in love with wine in the early 1970’s while a student, before meeting Larry Turley at his property in Napa Valley, a former frog raising farm. The pair soon decide to start a winery together. Touching base with Warren Winiarski, Larry's friend and founder of Stag's Leap Winery, John was soon commuting between UC Davis for his studies and Stag's Leap for work, keeping cellar notes and helping to bottle as the only employee of the winery.
Situated at the Frog Farm with the influence of John's educative experience at Stag's Leap, amongst other wineries, the Frog's Leap label is born. After graduating from UC Davis and working at Glenora Wine Cellars before becoming head winemaker at Spring Mountain, 1981 saw Frog's Leap winery make its first wines: Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel with grapes purchased from Spottswoode.