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Originally part of the little mining and ranching town of Felix, our vineyard boasts a link to the past but certainly shines on our future. A one room school house, used to shoot the school house scenes from The Little House on the Prairie, overlooks us and the hacienda building for the original 3500 acre ranch is located down the road a piece, wow…what a small bit of paradise.
The hills around the Vineyard are filled with wild life. We often see coyote, bob cats and the occasional mountain lion. Hawks fill the air along with numerous other birds…ignoring the feeding cattle, horses and us humans.
Now officially located in Copperopolis, and nestled in the Salt Springs Reservoir Valley…Frog's Tooth Vineyards began to take shape in 1999, with the purchase of 67 acres. A natural spring swells to create a small frog pond in the interior of the vineyard where we've planted 4 unique Rhone varietals.
Becoming bonded as Frog's Tooth Winery in 2005 allowed us to harvest and crush our own fruit. This was followed by the opening of our tasting room in Murphys in 2007 and the construction of our own winery building in 2008. Today we wonder where all the space escaped to as we plan to, and need to, expand at the vineyard in the near future.
Numerous wine awards followed as we continued to make our own grapes into wine, plus supplementing with the purchase of local area fruit. We have been fortunate to concentrate on the varietals that grow best in our region. Our vineyard features Rhone varietals: Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc along with Grenache and Petite Sirah.
The Frog's Tooth Vineyards history continues in 2015 with the addition of Nathan Vader as our winemaker extraordinaire. Nathan is the most award winning “hands on” winemaker at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, arguably the most prestigious wine competition in America. We look forward to the phenomenal wines that will be produced by Nathan and his assistant Will Houle.
A keen set of partners with shared goals drives our business and we hope that you will find time to visit us. We welcome your comments and suggestions as we move forward!!
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