Toad's Blog

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Two Summer Wines from Sonoma and Mendocino

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Free the Tree!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Annual Summer Party at the Ranch

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Friday, February 15, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition AWARDS

Well aren't we pleased! Another year at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition proves to be great for us!  ... READ MORE




Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BERGER: Rise of quality wines from Canada - Toad Hollow 2009 Merlot Review

BERGER: Rise of quality wines from Canada

By DAN BERGER
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:02 a.m.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wine Time: Toad Hollow Risque sparkling wine

The lights have been taken down and the ornaments are safely packed away. St. Nick has returned to the North Pole, and we have rung in the New Year. What now? The kids go back to school, and we go back to the same old grind. What does January have to offer?  ... READ MORE




Thursday, July 19, 2012

2010 Chardonnay Cooking Light Review August 2012

Toad Hollow Vineyards was so pleased to open the August 2012 Cooking Light Magazine and see that we have been chosen as the best wine pairing for a spicy seafood paella!  The magazine states that "a weighty white's tangy acidity can handle both the delicate but briny clams and powerful chiles".  We couldn't agree more!  ... READ MORE




Thursday, February 16, 2012

Under the Grape Tree - Eye of the Toad Review

Our soul brother and Bryant sales rep/Jim-of-all-trades Top Jimmy dropped in on Miss Shannon and I with a whole bunch of Italian gems from Winebow, as well as a new Spanish red and perhaps the first 2011 rosé of the year here at the Studio (albeit we are still in the annex):  ... READ MORE




Wednesday, January 04, 2012

San Francisco Wine Competition Winners Announced!

Toad Hollow Vineyards is over-the-top-excited about the awards we just received at the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!  This year we had 3 wines take home top honors!  The 2010 Mendocino County Chardonnay received a Silver Medal, the 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir received a Silver Medal and the 2009 California Erik's the Red received a Silver Medal as well, we always knew they were good, but it feels so nice to have others agree with us!   ... READ MORE




Monday, November 21, 2011

Ziggy the Wine Gal "Thanksgiving Picks!"

275 Wines were entered this year from 8 countries! A panel of 18 judges tasted the wines blindly - each one together with turkey to see what really goes. Of course, the dessert wines were tasted to pair with pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and as a stand alone dessert wine. In all, the wines were terrific across the board.    ... READ MORE