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|Owner(s)||Cindy Helbig, Ron Helbig|
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A family winery owned and operated by Ron and Cindy Helbig. Ron made wine as an amateur for more than ten years before mentoring under winemaker Laurent Montalieu. He launched Barking Frog in 2005. Both Pinot Noir and other red varieties are produced at August Cellars, a facility shared with six other wineries.
The wines can be purchased online through vinoshipper.com. Tasting is available at 128 W. Main St. in Carlton, OR Friday-Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM or by appointment.
2006 Barking Frog Blakeslee Estate Vineyard Chahalem Mountains Pinot Noir
105 cases, $36. Clones 115 and Pommard planted in Laurelwood soil. Aged 10 months in French oak. Crafted at August West Cellars. · This is a solid wine exhibiting richness with restraint. Plenty of lithe red fruit, spices, moderate ripe tannins and a refreshing finish with good acidic tang. Reviewed December 17, 2008 ARTICLE »