Yesterday we spent a lovely hour at Frog’s Leap winery– my favorite in Napa Valley. Not only because I enjoy their wine but because the grounds and buildings are the stuff of Martha Stewart-like dreams but also because of their fierce sense of humor (and the amazing winery dog Abby). The first time I visited this property years ago I went bezerk over the building- a LEED silver building using reclaimed wood, gorgeous muted (low VOC) paint colors and natural fabrics. If it didn’t cost a bajillion dollars to open a winery I would in a heartbeat after seeing this place. It’s one of those experiences that makes you rethink your life and aesthetics. Instead of a sleek modern kitchen, I am now coveting the one in this building with it’s chic country appeal. Instead of busy, shiny city life, organic farming now seems intriguing. (I go through these phases all the time with each now exciting experience….)
Take a peek and promise me you’ll go if you visit Napa!
The building (and my folks):
The main tasting area with a gorgeous huge table and glass doors that open onto an expansive porch (photo does NOT do it justice!)
The fab fab fab stair runner and kitchen I am DYING for. DYYYYYYIIIIINNNNGGG.
The library and it’s delicious window treatments
Abby (who I want to come back as when I die) and Drooly Cat. He drools. On nice furniture, I might add.
Nice furniture, case in point.
Even the rustic outbuildings are perfection (the paint color on that door??? Yes!)
Organic wine vines
Ready to go “awwwww”? Abby’s “ball” is a green apple. How cute and country-perfect is that?
Stick a pitchfork in me, ’cause I’m done. Maybe this will become “Elements of Stylish Farming”? :)