Notes from the Winemaker

08
Sep

SEPTEMBER ’14 WINEMAKER NOTES

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: 2014 Critics Challenge International Results I have copied the following from the introductory comments by Robert Whitley on the results from the 2014 Critics Challenge: “There were many other scintillating performances, including a few that will likely surprise. Count Frogtown Cellars of Lumpkin County, Georgia, in the surprise category. Situated in Western […]

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14
May

May ’14 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: Vineyard Update In my February 12, 2014 Winemaker Notes, I reported a very cold winter and “Frogtown has experienced single digit temperatures, so vine death and bud necrosis is a possibility.” On January 7, 2014, Frogtown recorded a 2 Degree F temperature, and most significantly, the average 24-hour temperature on January 7, […]

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12
Feb

February ’14 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: Vineyard Update It has been cold this winter. I do not remember a North Georgia winter that has been this cold for quite a while. Not only have we experienced cold temperatures, for the first time in many years, we experienced significant snow conditions at the winery. As I write these Winemaker […]

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29
Sep

September ’13 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: National and International Recognition As difficult a year as this has been for farming grapes on Georgia’s Dahlonega Plateau (see topic immediately below), the national and international recognition Frogtown received has made 2013 a most extraordinary and rewarding year. At the beginning of this year, I had no idea that: (i) Frogtown […]

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25
May

May ’13 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen Significant Development in Recognition of the High Quality of Frogtown Wines. Cydney and I are very proud to inform you, our Citizens, Frogtown has been designated a Superstar by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy in their new publication “American Wine” first published this year, 2013!!! Jancis Robinson is THE most respected internationally […]

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18
Feb

February ’13 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: Calendar of Events Enclosed with this shipment you will find a 2013 Frogtown Events Calendar. There are many Citizens Only Exclusive Events. Please choose those Events you would like to attend and mark your calendars. We ask that you make reservations to attend each Citizens Only Exclusive Event at least one week […]

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09
May

May ’11 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: From February 27, 2011, the date of my Winemaker Notes accompanying the February shipment until May 4, 2011, Frogtown vineyard experienced somewhat cooler temperatures and more rain than is customary for spring. Bud break was uncharacteristically even (which is good). I was very pleased we did not experience an early frost after […]

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03
Feb

February ’11 Winemaker Notes

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February 2011 The concern we have is the early (prior to the last week in March or the first week in April) bud break of our vines followed by temperatures immediately before sunrise below 31 degrees Fahrenheit. If such temperatures occur under clear skies with dew points at or below the ambient temperatures, frost conditions […]

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20
Dec

December ’10 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: Most importantly all of us at Frogtown wish you a very enjoyable Christmas and a most healthy, productive, and happy New Year!  Vineyard Update  We have enjoyed some real cold days, with temperatures in the lower teens early in the morning heading into winter of 2011.  As long as we do not experience […]

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28
Sep

September ’10 Winemaker Notes

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Dear Frogtown Citizen: Vineyard Update. To date we have harvested 95.7 tons of wine grapes. All of the white wine grapes have been harvested except for Roussanne. On Saturday, September 25, with the harvest of Tannat, we completed the harvest of all of our Tannat, Touriga, Norton, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Sangiovese. We still […]

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