Winemaker Notes

February ’13 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | February 18 | Comments Off on February ’13 Winemaker Notes

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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May ’11 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | May 9 | Comments Off on May ’11 Winemaker Notes

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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February ’11 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | February 3 | Comments Off on February ’11 Winemaker Notes

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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December ’10 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | December 20 | Comments Off on December ’10 Winemaker Notes

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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September ’10 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | September 28 | Comments Off on September ’10 Winemaker Notes

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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May ’10 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | May 24 | Comments Off on May ’10 Winemaker Notes

Dear Frogtown Citizen: Vineyard Update. Winter of 2009-2010 has been the coldest winter resulting in the most delayed bud break in the eleven years we have grow grapes on the Dahlonega Plateau. As I indicated in my February 2010 Notes this can be “good” or “bad” depending how the cold has affected the vines. I […]

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The wine is one of the most civilized things in the world

- Ernest Hemingway

February ’10 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | February 10 | Comments Off on February ’10 Winemaker Notes

Dear Frogtown Citizen: Vineyard Update. It has been a very cold, cold, winter. Frogtown is experiencing the coldest winter in the eleven years of grape growing on the Dahlonega Plateau. If the temperature does not get lower than 10 Degrees Fahrenheit, it would be unusual to have material bud necrosis or vine death. We had […]

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December ’09 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | December 9 | Comments Off on December ’09 Winemaker Notes

Dear Frogtown Citizen: Vineyard Update This is the time of the year Frogtown begins the process of pruning all 22,000 grape vines. Like many aspects in viticulture and winemaking, pruning is as much an art as it is a science. I would personally miss the opportunity to stand before a vine and make decisions on what […]

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October ’09 Winemaker Notes

Posted by | October 27 | Comments Off on October ’09 Winemaker Notes

October 27, 2009 Dear Frogtown Citizen: Commencement of Distribution Partnership with Empire Distributors, Inc. I am delighted to report Frogtown and Thirteenth Colony wines will be distributed in Georgia by Empire. Frogtown is indeed fortunate to have Empire as its distributor. Last Friday, I made our first delivery to Empire. You should be able to […]

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