Wines of Toad Hollow
With Owner Frankie Williams
Toad Hollow has been making excellent wines for the past 20 years.
Their commitment to making great wines at a reasonable price
is what has made them a Meritage favorite.
We have offered Toad Hollow wines since we opened 7 years ago, and I have always appreciated the quality of the wines and, of course, the price. As you know, we don't often get the owner to be at our wine dinners, so this will be a unique opportunity to meet and talk to Frankie about her wines.
Call to make your reservation as space is limited.
Tuesday, August 12 - 6:00pm Reception
6:30pm Dinner $70.00 per person
excluding tax & gratuity
5921 West Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
TOAD HOLLOW TASTING MENU
Amplexus Brut Sparkling Wine
Prosciutto wrapped scallop with crab & fennel salad
2012 "Francine's Selection" Unoaked Chardonnay
Braised rabbit phyllo Napolean, strawberry rhubarb sauce & herb salad
2013 Eye Of The Toad Rose
Dry Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
Smoked tri tip with cherry balsamic gastrique
2012 "Goldie's Vineyard" Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
2007 Toad's Pride Pinot Noir Reserve
Russian River Valley
Loin of lamb with cardamom spiced carrot puree and bastilla rice
2011 Erik's The Red Proprietary Red
Lemon coconut almond cake
Sweet Sparkling Wine, Limoux, France
Tuesday, August 12
$70.00 per person
excluding tax & gratuity
Frankie in Texas
Monday February 10th, 2014
San Antonio - 1pm till 3pm
Bottle signing/sampling at HEB #45 - 20935 Hwy 281 North 210 491 2400 -
San Antonio - 4pm till 6pm
Bottle signing/sampling at HEB #39 - 1150 NW Loop 1604 @ Blanco Rd. 210 408 1641 -
https://www.facebook.com/HEB Facebook page
Tuesday February 11th
Houston - 12:30 - 2:30
Bottle signing/sampling HEB #109 - Bunker Hill/I10 - 9710 Katy Freeway 713 647 5900 http://www.heb.com/find-a-store/store-details.jsp?storeId=109
Houston - 3:30 - 5:30
Bottle signing/sampling HEB #599 - 5225 Buffalo Speedway 713 218 1800 http://www.heb.com/find-a-store/store-details.jsp?storeId=599
Wednesday February 12th
Austin - 1 - 2:30
Bottle signing/sampling HEB #26 - 2800 E. Whitestone http://www.heb.com/find-a-store/store-details.jsp?storeId=580&flag=false
Austin - 3 - 4:30
Bottle signing/sampling HEB 21 - 12400 Hwy 71 West http://www.heb.com/find-a-store/store-details.jsp?storeId=404
Austin - 5 - 6
Bottle signing/sampling HEB #29 - 701 Capitol of Texas Hwy http://www.heb.com/find-a-store/store-details.jsp?storeId=29
Thursday February 13th
Dallas 1 pm
Bottle signing/sampling - United - 1929 Preston Rd. Plano 972 713 5515 http://reviewrx.com/united-market-street-pharmacy-plano-TX-1929-preston-road/#
https://www.facebook.com/unitedwesttexas Facebook page
Bottle signing/sampling - United - 11999 Dallas Parkway, Frisco 214 872 1515
Friday February 14th
Bottle signing/sampling - United - 5605 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville 817 577 5020
http://directory.dmagazine.com/shops/Market-Street/49448 Facebook page
Times of store tastings are approximate - would suggest folks call before making special trip.
June 5, 2013
Wine Event - Frankie in Oklahoma City -
2013 Reds, Whites and Boots!
Cattlemen's Special Event Center - 1325 S. Agnew, Oklahoma City, OK 73108 405.523.3000
Stockyards City, Domaine Serene, Toad Hollow Vineyards, Cattlemen's Steakhouse and Glazers presents this 4th annual event.
Featuring Two of Sonoma County and Willamette Valley’s finest women of wine: Frankie Williams of Toad Hollow Vineyards and Ginger Dollins of Domaine Serene - Benefiting Sanctuary Women’s Development Center - Single Admission $40 - VIP Admission $75 - *Must be 21 or older to attend
VIP admission includes post-event reception around the corner at historic landmark, McClintock’s. VIP Reception, 8:15-10PM. Grab your boots and your jeans and join us for fabulous wine, great boot shuffling music and some mouth- watering food!
May 20, 2013
Winemaker Dinner - Frankie in Wisconsin!
136 Restaurant and Wine Bar - Sturgeon Bay, WI
Toad Hollow and 136 invite you to share an evening of fun & friendship on Monday, May 20th @ 6:00 pm that will be highlighted with the pleasure of fabulous wine and food.
Cucumber Walnut Gazpacho - Amplexus Sparkling Wine
Mussels in Thai Coconut Curry Broth over Jasmine Rice - Eye of the Toad Dry Rose of Pinot Noir
Morel and Fiddlehead Risotto - Francine’s Selection Unoaked Chardonnay
Duck Tacos - Erik’s the Red Proprietary Red Wine
Cherry Croissant Pudding - Risqué French Sparkling Wine
Please Call for Reservations at 746-1100
Cost per person $75.00
136 N 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (920) 746-1100 https://www.facebook.com/136foodwine
April 24th, 2013
Winemaker Dinner - Frankie in Maryland!
The Severn Inn, Annapolis, MD
Amplexus Cremant Brut Sparkling, Limoux,France - Passed Appetizers
Unoaked Chardonnay “Francine’s Selection, Mendocino County - Local Rockfish Ceviche “Taco”Tomatoes/Onions/Lime/Flour Tortilla
Rose of Pinot Noir “Eye of the Toad”, Sonoma County - ocal Blue Grass farms “Ossabaw” pork Barbeque Biscuits Carolina Slaw/Vinegar Sauce
Richard McDowell Vineyard Merlot, Russian River Valley - Beef tenderloin “Philly Cheesesteak Style” pickled Cipollini Onions, Humboldt Fog, and Potato Roll Boardwalk Fries/Jalapeno Ketchup
Goldie’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley - Grilled Smoked Salmon Pizza with Shaved Red Onions, Crème Fraîche, Caviar Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Basil/Smoked Sea Salt
Erik’s the Red Blend, California - Roasted Wagon Wheel Ranch Local Baby LambYogurt-Mint Sauce/Tabbouleh
Risque Sweet Sparkling, Limoux, France - Cinnamon-Habanero Ice Cream Mexican Chocolate Sauce/Whipped Cream/Banana Tempura
$60 per person Tax & Gratuity not included
For Reservations please call the Severn Inn 410.349.4000
October 30, 2012
Winemaker Dinner - Frankie's in Atlanta!
Local Three - Atlanta Georgia
3290 Northside Parkway, Atlanta GA 30327
Toad Hollow Vineyard Wine Dinner at Local Three
Join us as we host Frankie Williams of Toad Hollow Vineyards as she pours her iconic wines with brilliant sense of humor. In the Bushwood, on October 30th. If you're not familiar with Toad Hollow, you really should be - visit http://www.toadhollow.com/our-story/the-chronicle for the wonderful fairy tale story of how this project started and has evolved into one of America's favorite, and most recognized brands.
Longtime friends Todd Williams and Rodney Strong created Toad Hollow Vineyards when they released their first vintage of unoaked chardonnay in 1994. As one of the leaders in unoaked Chardonnay, their consistent style featuring bright, crisp fruit flavors, continues to be a favorite. Todd and his wife Francine (Frankie) eventually became owners of the winery producing high quality wines at an affordable price. Toad Hollow's distinctive and playful labels boasting a toad (representing Todd) have earned the winery ardent fans all over the country and tell the story behind these award winning wines.
2011 Rose of Pinot Noir
A selection of tasty treats while you mingle......
2010 Mendocino County Chardonnay "Francine's Selection"
Mercier Orchards Apple Salad - Gulf Crab, Goat Cheese, Pumpkin, Ginger
2006 Pinot Noir "Rod's Reserve"
Fall Mushroom Carbonara - House Cured Bacon, Local Egg, Pasta a la Chitarra
2010 Erik the Red
Braised Lamb Shoulder - Celery Root, Crispy Sprouts, Spiced Chocolate, Cherry
NV Risque Sparkling Wine
Gary's Banana Cream Pie
$75 (all inclusive of tax and gratuity) + a small service fee from BPT.
-space is limited.
November 11, 2012
Pizza & Toad Hollow Wine Dinner
Antica Posta - Atlanta Georgia
519 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta GA 30305
On Sunday 11th November 2012, featuring the wines of
Toad Hollow Vineyards hosted by the winery owner
Reception at 6pm
Focaccia con salmone affumicato
Focaccia with smoked salmon
Eye of the Toad 2011 Pinot rosé
1st Pizza Course
Pizza Regina Margherita
Tomato sauce, buffalo milk mozzarella, fresh basil
Toad Hollow 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay
2nd Pizza Course
Pizza con Gorgonzola dolce
Tomato sauce, buffalo milk mozzarella, Italian Gorgonzola
Braised organic lentils (served as side dish family style)
Toad Hollow 2007 Merlot Reserve
3rd Pizza Course
Salsiccia e Funghi Porcini
Italian buffalo milk mozzarella, tomato sauce, Antica’s veal sausage and Porcini
Mixed field greens salad with balsamic & evoo (served as side dish family style)
Rod’s Pride 2006 Pinot Noir
Gelato alla mandorla
Antica’s Almond Gelato
Price per person $ 59 per person
October 27th, 2013
Pinot on the River
Pinot On The River is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, Ca.
Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as we focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs.
Join us for Sunday's Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square, it's a Sonoma County wine weekend you won't want to miss.
July 13th and 14th, 2013
The 3rd Annual Wine'd Up Event in Downtown Healdsburg!
(sponsored by wine.walk.healdsburg.com)
This is your lucky weekend as a Wine Club member of a participating downtown Healdsburg winery! You will receive discounts on wine, free tastings, delicious food, entertainment, free corkage at participating restaurants, special deals at local hotels AND be treated to Wine Club member hospitality everywhere you go.
This event allows you to experience the very best of Healdsburg. Walking from winery to winery, you'll find new treasures to take home. To lighten your load as you enjoy the weekend, each winery will happily hold onto purchased bottles until you're ready to pick them up at the end of the weekend. If those bottles need to be shipped, Premier Wine Shipping will take care of all your shipping needs.www.premierwineshipping.com
When you start your weekend, check into your home winery (at the Toad Hollow Tasting Room, of course!) to receive your event map/ticket. The map will act as your ticket and be the key to all the weekend has to offer. Wineries will identify you by your event map/ticket so keep it with you.
Wine'd Up in Downtown Healdsburg is July 13th and 14th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Over thirty participating wineries are offering this event as an exclusive member benefit for Downtown Healdsburg Wine Club members, and it’s FREE!
*Participating Wineries are listed on the Wine’d Up events page at www.winewalkhealdsburg.com. You can also RSVP through WineWalkHealdsburg Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/484518264954540/
Healdsburg, the premiere wine country destination in Sonoma County is small town friendly with big city sophistication. Wine.Walk. is a collective of over 30 downtown tasting rooms that represent the gamut of small family wineries to the very large, all within walking distance. Our intention is to work together and make your wine tasting experience everything you had hoped for without the worry of driving place to place. It’s simple, park your car, grab a map in one of the downtown tasting rooms and we will take it from there. We work together to recommend your next stop based on what you are hoping to experience. Consider our collective group of tasting rooms, your very own wine country concierge service.
June 1st, 2013
Toad Hollow Annual Summer Party at the Ranch!
This event is for our wine club members and guests and friends of Toad Hollow Vineyards!
Please join us for the afternoon to tip delicious Toad Hollow wines paired with tasty tidbits and appetizers. Dr. Toad's Wine Club members can pick up their summer wine selection and rub elbows with other Toad lovers! The Toad Hollow Vineyards Ranch is located at 4024 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
Please RSVP to Kathleen by May 26th. Call (707) 431-2525 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you here!
December 9, 2012
Toad Hollow Vineyards & other Healdsburg wineries
409 A Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448
August 10, 2012
Wine Tasting 5-8 pm - Frankie's on the East Coast!
Thames River Wine & Spirits in New London CT.
Thames River Wine & Spirits- 68 State Street, New London, CT 06032
June 28, 2012
Women's Hoppy Hour - Black Water Lounge
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
231 Superior Street E
June 27, 2012
Wine Dinner - Ledge Rock Grille
596 Larsmont Way
Two Harbors, MN 55616
June 26, 2012
Toad's on the River - Wine Club at Rum River Wine & Spirits
14107 St. Frances Blvd
Ramsey, MN 55303
Phone: 763-427 -7131
APR. 20&21, 2012 - JUL. 19-21, 2012
California Wine Festivals
The California Wine Festival is a showcase of California's premier wine and culinary professionals. At each location, the Festival showcases nearly 200 wines from over 75 wineries, 30 of the areas fine dining restaurants, spirit purveyors, gourmet food companies, and lifestyle exhibitors. The mission of the California Wine Festivals is to promote and celebrate fine wine and foods of California.
California Wine Festival Website
MAY 17, 2012
Wine Women & Shoes
The Wine, Women & Shoes event offers you a fantastic way to support WOW! while providing a unique and
valuable opportunity to showcase your company to many Oklahoma community members and leaders.
June 2, 2012
NEW Art on Display in the Tasting Room!
Maureen Erickson - Toad Hollow label designer and artist extrordinaire will be introducing her newest pieces this coming weekend at the Toad Hollow Tasting Room. Please stop by and sample some Toad Hollow wines while viewing Maureen's whimsical artwork. She will be available to sign posters and will have her limited artwork on sale to the public. The tasting room will be open from 11 am - 5 pm daily. Cheers!
June 16, 2012
Save the Date ... Dr. Toad's Club Annual Party at the Ranch & Summer Wine Pick Up!
For Our Local and Visiting Wine Club Members - Are you looking for a great reason to visit Sonoma County? Well you have just found it! Please join us from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 16th at The Toad Hollow Ranch to sip, nosh, nibble and pick up your summer club wine selection. Summer is always a great reason to celebrate and we can help you do that in person and help you stock up for your own gatherings. Club members will enjoy an additional 5% off any extra wine purchased at the club party! The Toad Hollow Ranch is located at 4024 Westside Road, just a few miles outside of the town of Healdsburg. Our Ranch location (aka Toad Hollow World Headquarters) is home of our beautiful Goldie's Pinot Noir and Richard McDowell Merlot Vineyards and some of the best views to be seen in the Russian River Valley.
This year, we are combining the June wine club pick up along with our annual summer party. More details will follow soon so please check back here again. Club members, be sure to keep your eye out for the e-mail invitation. This is a complimentary event for our club members or $10 for non-members. This fee will be waived upon joining our club or with a purchase of any Toad Hollow item that afternoon at the party.
If you can't make it to the party, you can come and get your club selection from our tasting room during regular business hours with our wine pick up window starting June 7th and running through June 30th. Wine pick ups are not limited to just local Sonoma County Club Members - if you know you will be in our area around this time period and want to save the shipping cost, just let Kathleen know before June 1st and we can hold your wine in our tasting room. Reservations are required for all wine pick ups so please RSVP to email@example.com or call 888-411-4106. Not a member but want to know more? Join Our Wine Club Here.
Thanks and see you soon!
MAR. 2-4 & 9-11, 2012
Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Barrel Tasting is not a food or themed event. It's all about the WINE...many wineries offer "futures" on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines.
JAN. 14&15, 2012
This is the 20th anniversary of Winter Wineland and a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. Each participating winery will either host an artist for the weekend, so you will enjoy their fine-art, or the winery will have an educational display to help you learn about vineyard management or wine making....thus, Wine ~ Art ~ Education. Download the detailed program to see exactly what each winery will offer for the weekend.....then plan your tasting adventure.
NOV. 25, 2011
Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend.
This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring.
Downtown Holiday Party
Healdsburg’s annual Downtown Holiday Party, sponsored by the Healdsburg Merchant’s Association, will take place on Friday, November 25th.
The event highlights the downtown business area, featuring open houses, food, wine and holiday treats at participating businesses. Jazz music will be playing, and horse-drawn carriage rides around town will be available. Many shops will feature special sales for this event, and special packages are offered for accommodations. This is also the occasion for the lighting of the town Christmas tree in the Plaza, sponsored by VNA Hospice of Sonoma County.
For more information, contact the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce at 433-6935, or visit: www.healdsburg.com
OCT. 22, 2011
Save the Date ... Dr. Toad's Club Fall Wine Pick Up Party!
For Our Local and Visiting Wine Club Members - Are you ready to add more Toad Hollow wines to your cellar? Join us from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 22nd in our tasting room to sip, nosh, nibble and pick up your fall club wine selection. Autumn is the time to stock up for the holidays and club members will enjoy an additional 5% off any extra wine purchased from our tasting room that night! If you can't make it to the party, you can come and get your club selection during our wine pick up window between October 21st and November 14th. Wine pick ups are not limited to just local Sonoma County Club Members - if you know you will be in our area around this time period and want to save the shipping cost, just let Kathleen know by the end of October and we can hold your wine in our tasting room. Reservations are required for all wine pick ups so please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-431-2525. Click here for Directions to our Tasting Room. Not a member but want to know more? Join Our Wine Club Here.
Thanks and see you soon!
OCT. 15, 2011
The Healdsburg Crush Festival!
Celebrate the harvest with this Annual Healdsburg Event! Toad Hollow will be particpating in this school fund-raiser along side dozens of local award-winning wineries, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors! Rub elbows with Sonoma County winemakers, chefs and fellow food and wine lovers. Check it out here: Healdsburg Crush Festival.
Please call 707-433-2758 for more information and to purchase tickets. Healdsburg Crush Festival on Facebook.
SEPT. 17, 2011
Dressage in the Wine Country
Toad Hollow supports lots of local events and we're not just horsin' around... We'll be tipping some Toad for the 27th Dressage in the Wine Country. The “DWC” is a showcase of local professional and Olympic caliber equestrians. The primary focus is dressage, which is the stepping stone to the amazing acrobatics of those white Lipizzaner stallions. Jumping, western reining & driving are also often represented. We Toads know a little something about jumping but this should be really spectacular. Event location is at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Please call 707-769-1703 for questions about tickets or to purchase a box.
August 10th & 24th, 2011
Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market Wine Tasting
Toad Hollow Vineyards is proud to be one of the first wineries to pour at the Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market! Although the Market has been going strong for years this is the first year that wine tasting has been offered as part of the festivities. Stop by on either August 10th or August 24th and sample Toad Hollow wines while enjoying the downtown market.
More Info on the SR Downtown Wednesday Night Market
August 19th, 2011
Longboards Bar & Grill
August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Five course gourmet dinner with wine pairings.
$79.00 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Longboards Bar & Grill
402 Poplar Valley Road, Graeagle, CA 96103
Seating is limited, reservations required
AUG. 6, 2011
Annual Summer Party at the Ranch!
Dr. Toad's Summer Wine Pick Up Party and Art Show! For Toad Lovers and Toad Art Lovers... A Wine Club Members Only Event!
On Saturday, June 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, join us to pick up your summer wine club selection, save the shipping charges while sipping samples of Toad Hollow wine, noshing on tasty tidbits and you'll get to meet Maureen Erickson, our beloved label artist! Mo has a number of new works to show off and we are excited to have her here again for our summer wine pick up party. Please RSVP to Kathleen soon as party space is limited in our tasting room. As usual, reservations will be taken on a first come - first served basis. If you can't make it to the party, you can still pick up your wine during the 3 week pick up window and Mo's new art will be on display starting June 11th for everyone to see. Please call 707-431-2525 or e-mail email@example.com to let us know that you will be attending. We are looking forward to seeing you soon
Pigs & Pinot
Toad Hollow Vineyards is proud to support Pigs & Pinot. Frankie Williams will be pouring for the first time our 2007 Toad's Pride Pinot Noir Reserve. This event is a one of a kind weekend benefit for local schools and Share our Strength.
Chef Charlie Palmer invites you to the Sixth Annual Celebration of Pigs & Pinot, March 18-19, 2011 at Hotel Healdsburg. The celebratory weekend offers a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by Chef Palmer. A cast of Master Sommeliers and international celebrity chefs will showcase some of the world’s greatest Pinots with perfect pork pairings.
All proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength and local Healdsburg Education (The Healdsburg Education Foundation, St. John school and The Healdsburg School).
View more info on Pigs & Pinot