Vice President, Viticulture & Enology
Some Background Knowledge
Rory Williams grew up on his family’s ranch in west Rutherford, Napa Valley. From an early age, Rory cultivated a love of land stewardship inspired by his family’s wineries, Frog’s Leap and Tres Sabores, both pioneers in sustainable grapegrowing in California. While studying the Liberal Arts at St. John’s College and oenology and chemistry at Cornell University, Rory worked several harvests abroad including in Barolo, Mendoza, Provence, and Burgundy. During this time, his love for wine was cemented, and after returning home to Napa, he began working for both family operations.
After working for several years directly with the viticulture team in the vineyards, Rory began to guide the direction of our farming and winemaking. As the Vice President of Viticulture and Winemaking, Rory has a direct hand at Frog’s Leap in all aspects of production, and strives to tailor wines on a block-by-block basis, building health and diversity into our system in order to allow the vines their full expression and to help them adapt to the challenges of climate change.