In 1998, Atlantans’ Craig and Cydney Kritzer founded Frogtown Cellars in the “Frogtown District” of Lumpkin County; a viticultural area carefully selected for quality wine grape production and outstanding mountain views.Plan a Dahlonega trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
Frogtown’s principal estate property is a 57 acre vineyard and winery complex located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains equal distance between Dahlonega and Cleveland Georgia. This estate property is within the geographically defined “Dahlonega Plateau.” Frogtown believes the Dahlonega Plateau will soon become a recognized American Viticulture Area (AVA) in the near future.
We believe Frogtown is the most awarded winery not located in California in major US competitions, which are primarily held in California. Since 2010 Frogtown has been awarded 2 Platinum, 36 Gold, 82 Silver and 92 Bronze Medals.
On Frogtown’s 44 acres of North Georgia vineyards, in Dahlonega, 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 Winery reviews
As nice as any I’ve seen in Europe. The building was made of quality materials. The views of the rolling hills and grape vines were just like Europe. They were busy so did not taste the wine but... more »
Really cool to taste wine made locally. The atmosphere was great and all the wine I tasted was unique and flavorful. I would give 5 stars but the only criticism I will give, is the food. It’s way overpriced for what you get vs the amazing wine selection (which is definitely appropriately priced) . The pizza was I believe $18 for a personal pan pizza; I’ve had better pizza from the freezer section at Publix. In the end just don’t go here hungry and only go here for the amazing wine selection. That’s all :)
Had a great weekend in Dahlonega, GA. My husband and I went to a variety of wineries that are in the area. When arriving at Frogtown Cellars, we were greeted by sweet Brandy (the family dog). When arriving you may be asked if your eating lunch or tasting. I believe this is to facilitate the promptness of the service. Went straight to wine tasting which is located over the beautiful fish pond bridge. Ted was our tasting expert, and boy does he know his stuff. He was able to explain each wine tasted by my husband and myself. We had two separate flight types, His was more dry, mine was on the sweeter side, but Ted knew them ALL! He was even able to sell us on a special wine for the perfect for our friend. I strongly recommend trying out this winery. You'll love the scenic views and the knowledgeable staff.
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