Over 20 years ago, my wife, Karen, and I were introduced to John Williams, owner of Frog’s Leap Winery, through our relationship with Dan Duckhorn of Duckhorn Vineyards. We started going out to Napa Valley in 1986 and fell in love with their culture, and have developed a lasting relationship with them that we are grateful to have today.
John Williams, Owner & Winemaker. Photography by Meg Smith, copyright 2001.
We used to do some great dinners out there. One night to mention, we had the Williams’, Duckhorn’s and a few others get together, starting out with newer Sauvignon Blancs, then making our way towards the older white bordeaux… It was a night to remember. Frog’s Leap has such fun with their wines. Their product is loved and respected by all of our restaurants, so we wanted to do something in honor of them this year. Frog’s Leap has always celebrated Leap Year because of their name, so we decided to do a Frog’s Leap-Leap Day Dinner at Rooster’s Southpark. If you’d like, you may view the menu on the Events tab of our Facebook page. I am excited for this event, but Karen might be a little more excited… she really enjoys Frog’s Legs. One of our favorite wines was a dessert wine they used to make. In fact, John Williams was kind enough to send over their dessert wine now that is made from Riesling called Frogenbeerenauslese for our dinner this week.. We hope you’ll be able to attend!