The Gorgeous Gardens Of Global Wineries

Many wineries have gorgeous gardens. Some grow vegetables and herbs to use as produce, while others tend formal gardens that burst with peonies or pink roses. These six international standouts offer impressive grounds as well as an array of wines to sip amidst the flora.

Frog’s Leap

Napa Valley, CA

As a young man, John Williams bought a bus ticket to Napa. A chance meeting with Larry Turley led to a lifelong career in the valley, where he was an early advocate of organic winegrowing. Frog’s Leap earned its California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) in 1989. This organic ethos inevitably spilled over into surrounding spaces that include the estate’s vegetable patches.

Today, a full-time gardener coordinates holistic management of the farm. The gardens feature orchards filled with citrus, persimmons and peaches, while plots dense with aromatic herbs and produce offer bounty for the winery’s restaurant, the community supported agriculture (CSA) program for employees and farm products. There are also flower beds full of nectar to sustain bees and other pollinators.


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