Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Frogtown Cellars' Vineyards, Dahlonega, GA

The Iberian Pig Restaurant, Decatur, is selling Frogtown wine. At least it was back in June of this year. And that's what inspired me to visit the Frogtown Cellars' vineyard in Dahlonega, GA, approx 69 miles Northeast of Decatur.

Frogtown Cellars' Vineyard, Dahlonega, GA
The vineyard is made up of 40-acres of sandy loam clay soil and planted with 23 varieties of wine grapes. The tasting room sits on the highest point of the vineyard at 1825 feet above sea level.

Tasting room at Frogtown Cellars' Vineyard,
Dahlonega, GA
I bought an All White Tasting for $15 that allowed me to try seven different types of wine. My favorites were the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Chardonnay, and 2009 Marsanne. The Sauvignon Blanc had a bubbly characteristic and reminded me a bit of IPA beer. I tried it again later, and tasted more of the vanilla oak, sweet fruit, and lemony finish.

The Marsanne was the most surprising. It reminded me of a fine French dessert wine. Made with Rhone grapes, this 2009 wine had light hints of vanilla, orange peel, and honeysuckle both in its nose and taste. The Chardonnay was smoky, with a full-bodied, oak flavor and a citrus finish.

I bought a bottle of each. And a t-shirt in purple with a purple frog and the name Frogtown written across it.

According to Frogtown Cellars website, their wine is served in many Atlanta, Georgia, restaurants.

To find out more you can go to their website at
or visit their tasting room, open year round, 700 Ridge Point Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30553  Phone (706)865-0687

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