I Love Frog’s Leap

As I said yesterday, Frog’s Leap Winery is great. Like many wineries, they do charge for an actual tasting ($10 I believe) and you have to make reservations, which sucks quite a lot seeing as how I’m not the reservations kind of guy when it comes to my vino boozin’. But, making up for that is the fact that they seem to have a bottle of something always open and are willing to pour it if you stop in unannounced. Ah, but what good is one small glass of wine? Well, if you step out back of their house, you can sit outside on the rocking chairs and benches overlooking the vines. This is one of the most soothing things we did in our afternoon of travels. While it was quite warm that day, this covered area made for a lovely spot to just sit for a good long while.
But as you notice, I said “house” as in something like a living domicile. This wasn’t a mistake in words because their main place is built just like a house. It’s really strange, but this is what it is. They’ve got a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, and the lovely, wonderful back porch. I mean really, it feels like I’ve walked in to my grandparents’ home and then someone pops out and greets you. No concierge. No snootiness. Just a bit of over-zealous friendliness, but I’ll gladly take that over any kind of attitude.
Once we were done with a glass of free Sauvignon Blanc and came back in there, wasn’t any push to buy wines. Not even a subtle one. They just seemed happy to have us and it was great. Naturally, this technique got me to spend $45 on a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon which, if it’s half as good as the staff there, will be great!