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Frog’s Tooth Vineyards Scores Big at San Francisco Chronicle Competition

Our new winemaker, Will, made us proud at this years SF Chronicle Wine Tasting Competition.

’13 Tempranillo – GOLD
’12 Zinfandel – Silver
’13 Serendipity – Silver
’13 Malbec- Silver
’13 Sangiovese -Bronze
’13 Grenache – Bronze

We are very fortunate to have this young, up and coming, winemaker. Read his bio below and get to know him better…

Will Savioe-Houle
With strong French roots on both sides of his family. natural wine artistry runs strong in his veins. Born in Calaveras County, the mountains have given him his livelihood. He was born to be a Winemaker.

Will started doing vineyard work at the age of 19 out of a desire to learn the business.  As an energetic thoughtful young man he caught the eye of long time Calaveras winemaker Nathan Vader.  Often asked and doing the work of three men his determination was hard to ignore and he quickly became assistant winemaker.

Will honed his palate and wine sensories at an early age, finding that practical experience rather than University training has served him well.  After spending 9 years in a labor of love he was sought out and became head winemaker of Frog’s Tooth Winery and Vineyards…quite an accomplishment at 27 years young.

He and Lacy, his significant other, work the Vineyard and Winery side by side. Doing all of the extra caring steps to grow healthy fruit. At harvest they hand touch each cluster to ensure worthiness to be used in his wine. Will has spread his wings and is relentlessly showing bold creativity with Frogs Tooth Winery. Every wine has a full experience and such a beautiful signature for your palate to interpret.

Please stop by and sample our outstanding wines.  Will’s Old World ancestors would be extremely proud.

American Empress Steamboat Cruise

Join Frog’s Tooth Vineyards aboard the
American Empress Paddle Wheel Cruise
on the Columbia River April 30 – May 8, 2017

2015-AE-Map-2

Itinerary

Day 1 Complimentary Hotel stay in Vancouver, Wa. Premium tours available
Day 2 Depart Vancouver, Wa. at 6 pm. Explore Vancouver at your leisure. Free shuttle to vessel in afternoon. Premium tours available.
Day 3 Astoria, Or. Hop On Hop Off to Riverwalk, Flavel House & Carriage House & Museum, Astoria Column, Heritage Museum, Columbia River Maritime Museum
Day 4 Stevenson Wa. Hop On Hop Off Tour to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Bonneville Dam, Downtown Stevenson
Day 5 The Dales, Or. Hop On Hop Off Tour to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Original Courthouse Museum, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, fort Dalles Museum & Interpretive Center, Dalles Fire Museum, Sunshine Mills Winery, Downtown Shopping
Day 6 Enjoy a day of scenic river cruising through the pristine Pacific Northwest
Day 7 Premium Wine & Spirits on Red Mountain Tour, where you will visit the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center with wine tasting at local wineries-compliments of Above & Beyond Travel. Also included Hop On Hop Off Tour to The Reach, Sacajawea State Park, Franklin County Historical Society & Museum
Day 8 Clarkston, Wa. Hop On Hop Off Tour to Nez Perce National Historical Park, First Territorial Capitol Interpretive Center, Bridablik/Schroeder House, Nez Perce Historical Society & Museum & Lewis & Clark State College Center for Arts & History
Day 9 Disembark Clarkston, Wa. Stay & visit Spokane,OR or return home

All Meals Included; Beer, Wine, Soda Included with Lunch & Dinner. Riverlorian onboard with daily Lewis/Clark talks & discussions; Evening entertainment

Contact:  Maureen Dinnocenzo, CTA, ECC, Group Specialist
Above & Beyond Travel
209-795-3226 or 866-476-7476

 

Private Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Party

Want to give an unusual gift this year?

Give the gift of a Private Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Party for up to eight people.  Frog’s Tooth Vineyards is offering this unique party format at our Tasting Room in Murphys.  For a minimal charge of only $15 per person you can taste six of our fabulous wines paired with yummy delights.  Advance reservations are required so call us today and schedule your private tasting.  209-728-2700  Gift certificates are available.

Private Party

FROG’S TOOTH VINEYARDS RACK UP THE MEDALS AT THE CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR

12 WINES ENTERED 12 MEDALS WON!

WE’RE BACK and APPARENTLY, “Better by the Dozen”… Here are the results of the Calaveras County Fair Wine Competition:

DOUBLE GOLD Medal
2013 DULCINEA (DESSERT)

GOLD Medals (REDS)
2012 SANGIOVESE
2012 MALBEC
2012 TEMPRANILLO

SILVER Medals
WHITES
2013 VIOGNIER
2013 COLLABORATION
2013 TORRONTES
2013 MARSANNE

REDS
2012BARBERA
2012 ZINFANDEL
2011 RED MERITAGE

PORT
N/V TAWNY TOAD

If you’d like to read more results and information… http://www.uniondemocrat.com/News/Local-News/Large-showing-at-Calaveras-Fair-wine-competition#

Welcome to the new Frog’s Tooth Vineyards Website

The release of our new site coincides with the release of our 2012 Red varietals. Our new Winemaker, Nathan Vader, has worked his magic and we are very proud to offer our new releases. The entire Frog’s Tooth team tasted the 2012 Reds in early March 2015 and here is what we have to say about the wines:

2012 Zinfandel – a 50/50 taste of fruit and spice. Still a little “static-fizz” bottle shock so lay it down for 6 months and then enjoy a delicious Sierra Foothills Zin.

2012 Tempranillo – Bright clean fruit with a silk feel. This Tempranillo is as good as or better than our Double Gold winning 2006 Tempranillo.

2012 Sangiovese – Dense, rich, juicy fruit. Our best yet. Sorry, limited production will make this wine exclusively available to wine club members.

2012 Barbera – The best representation in California of Old World meets New World Barbera. This delicious wine will only get better with age.

2012 Malbec – Eucalyptus and sage, juicy, dense fruit with a cherry cola nose. Phenomenal!

2012 Meritage – An enchanting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec. Always a Frog’s Tooth favorite, this wonderful wine will not disappoint your palette.

Stop by the Tasting Room or give us a call. We would love to hear from you.