On Frogtown’s 44 acres of North Georgia vineyards, 25 different wine grape varieties are planted. The red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Tannat, Touriga National, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Nebbiolo, Chambourcin, Teroldego and Norton, and the white varieties Chardonnay, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Seyval, Petit Manseng, Vidal, Greco di Tufo and Muscato are grown. In total there are 23,000 grape vines in Frogtown’s North Georgia vineyards capable of producing up to 180 tons of premium wine grapes each year. This tonnage equates to over ten thousand cases of Estate grown wine per year!
Three trellis systems are used at our North Georgia vineyards. The Open-Lyre Trellis and the Geneva Double Curtain Trellis are divided systems employing quadrilateral trained vines. These two divided trellis systems were specially selected for the growing conditions of our North-East Georgia mountain macroclimate. Frogtown also uses, on a limited basis, the vertical shoot position system, which is widely used all over the world.
Frogtown is growing, for the Southern palette, sweet Muscadine wines. Frogtown makes “premium” Muscadine wines that are true to the flavors of Muscadine grapes without the addition of non-grape flavoring which are typically added to Muscadine wines.
On 25 acres, we have planted over 6000 Muscadine vines, encompassing 14 different varieties of Muscadine grapes and bunch grapes developed at the University of Florida called “Florida Hybrids.”