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About Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family Vineyards Winery at the Historic Original Stone Winery in Napa Valley.

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With over 380 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley and one of the most popular tasting rooms and word-of-mouth followings, Frank Family Vineyards is a must-stop for any wine lover. Former President of Disney Studios Rich Frank founded the winery in 1992 after purchasing a home in Rutherford, which would become his first estate vineyard, Winston Hill--also where he later proposed to his wife and fellow proprietor, Leslie Frank. Today, owners Rich and Leslie oversee all operations at the winery and have continued to expand and enhance the Frank Family Vineyards experience. Frank Family produces premium Cabernet Sauvginons, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, California Sparkling Wine, a late harvest Chardonnay and Port.

Always jovial and often brimming with laughter, guests that visit the tasting room often find the experience refreshing in that the only focus at Frank Family Vineyards is wine and fun. The tasting room is consistently recognized by top national publications, wine tasters and aficionados across the board as one of the best in the country. First constructed as the Larkmead Winery in 1884, the historic stone building on property was refinished with native sandstone from the nearby hills in 1906. Considered one of the finest structures in the Napa Valley, the massive stone edifice appears on the National Register of Historical Places and is listed as a Point of Historical Interest in the state of California. Guests of the tasting room are welcome to picnic under the property's stately elm trees.

Frank Family’s wine club, the Founder’s Society, offers access to reserve wines, VIP tastings at the winery, along with annual events such as its ever-popular lobster feed.

Winemaker Todd Graff has a myriad of estate vineyards with which to craft his blockbuster wines.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Family Owned
  • Ghost Winery
  • Historic Building
  • Limited Production
  • Picnic Area
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine Club
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Late Harvest
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Sangiovese
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Zinfandel
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Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
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Michael K. Member Since 6/20/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/21/17 12:00 PM

Excellent! Awesome grounds. Sal, our host, was helpful and not pushy in the least. The wines were excellent.

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Rebecca N. Member Since 6/15/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/20/17 10:00 AM

The best Napa Winery we visited!

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Eric & Denise M. Member Since 6/8/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/17/17 12:00 PM

Fantastic experience, our first seated wine tasting experience as members and did not disappoint! The new veranda is gorgeous and Monty is a wealth of knowledge and just a fantastic host. Looking forward to our next visit. Denise and Eric Michna

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Michael W. Member Since 6/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/16/17 2:00 PM

Tasting session was excellent. Very knowledgeable host (Mike) and participants were fun and engaging. Felt like a dinner party with friends.

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Lynda B. Member Since 6/15/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/19/17 3:30 PM

Lovely grounds, great wines, love the newly renovated tasting room. Magnum, the new winery German Shepard rescue was a wonderful addition. He has a great personality. The wines were are great. Wish I could be a club member, but alas, I am in no man's wineland - Utah. :'-(

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Andrew F. Member Since 6/17/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/17/17 3:30 PM

We had to wait. We had only about half hour to taste. We rushed through it.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Larry K. Member Since 3/30/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/15/17 10:30 AM

Truly a warm and welcoming place with excellent staff and wines!

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Jane M. Member Since 12/29/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 6/11/17 1:30 PM

After check in we were taking to their new beautiful outdoor patio. Sal is very knowledgeable and took care of us. We never felt rushed, it was a pleasant experience.

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Carolyn F. Member Since 11/28/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 6/11/17 11:30 AM

New tasting style is preferred over the previous. New tasting rooms are in process of decorating. They are beautiful rooms. The wine; knowledgeable and friendly staff are the stars of the show. My younger guests would have preferred to see more of the beautiful grounds.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Evan M. Member Since 6/9/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/10/17 2:00 PM

Excellent tasting in and excellent setting!

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Katie M. Member Since 6/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/10/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful winery, delicious wines and lovely tasting room and property. We enjoyed a picnic outside on the tables while tasting.

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Kent C. Member Since 8/2/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 6/10/17 3:00 PM

Overall very god experience.

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Lawrence B. Member Since 3/14/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/07/17 3:30 PM

Perfect

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Kenneth R. Member Since 5/23/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/04/17 1:30 PM

Mike Freitas, who led our tasting did a fantastic job. It was the best winery tasting I had ever experienced. My wino friends had told me that Frank Family Vineyards was the place to go and they were correct. The wines were excellent! It was a great wine tasting experience!!

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Michael T. Member Since 5/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/03/17 10:30 AM

Sal was great! Wine was great! The entire staff was very friendly. The set up and house both in and outside was perfect!

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Allison R. Member Since 3/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/03/17 12:00 PM

The grounds are stunning!! From he minute my husband and I arrived I was lost in the view. There are some vintage wine tools out in the courtyard which were cool to see. Once inside for the tasting, the ambiance wasn't what I was expecting. It was like sitting in a study with a cigar. It was cool and welcoming though, don't get me wrong. We had a great time!

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Kyle S. Member Since 5/24/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/02/17 3:00 PM

Frank Family has beautiful grounds and a beautiful tasting room. There is not an actual tour or experience but just a tasting. The wines are great!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Douglas O. Member Since 5/28/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/30/17 3:30 PM

The person pouring us wine basically ignored us. He gave us the required spiel, poured the wine and then returned to the group at the other end of the bar. We had to get his attention more than once that we were ready for the next wine. Then it was spiel, pourand tbenback to the people at the other end of the bar. He didn't even try to make small talk with us or interest us in the wine club.

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Jennelle G. Member Since 5/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/29/17 3:00 PM

Sal was wonderful. Very knowledgeable & friendly. We can't wait to receive our wine! Thank you

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virgil m. Member Since 4/28/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/28/17 11:30 AM

Very nice winery, that was extremely hospitable and welcomed. The grounds are beautiful to picnic. Wine was very good, price point was on the higher end. Definetly worth a visit.

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Karin D. Member Since 5/12/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/27/17 2:00 PM

The wines were great, our pourer Marcos was great - an overall great experience.

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Joseph J. Member Since 5/10/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/23/17 10:00 AM

very good

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Mindy P. Member Since 4/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/26/17 2:00 PM

Staff was warm and friendly andthe tasting was delicious. Mr Frank even stopped by to introduce himself and thank us for coming. Overall wonderful experience.

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Laura K. Member Since 10/19/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/23/17 10:30 AM

Our favorite wines. Frank Family has great hosts who are knowledgeable, welcoming and very generous with sharing their wide array of delicious wines.

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Nikolas G. Member Since 5/21/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/21/17 3:30 PM

Awesome experience made by great staff!

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Jeff & Micheline C. Member Since 5/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/20/17 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The host was personable, knowledgeable, and full of great stories. Very interesting man. The wines were superb and having the tasting in a private room with only three other guests was unique and super fun. We were so impressed that we bought several wines and have already recommended Frank Family Vineyards to friends. Great experience!!

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Joe M. Member Since 5/2/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/19/17 12:00 PM

Very nice winery and great tasting wines. The tasting room was casual and did not feel rushed nor crowded since you need to have reservations. All of us in our party bought some wine to go home with. It was a great experience.

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Richard D. Member Since 12/16/2011
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/15/17 2:00 PM

Beautiful building and scenery. Wines were good, pours were very very small. No offers to revisit any of the wines. Less than memorable. Even as wine club members we felt like intruders, not welcome guests. I would not return or make this a recommended stop.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Tom B. Member Since 4/10/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/14/17 2:00 PM

Hard pass. Arrived for our reservation, hostess was super dismissive, and they seemed very disorganized. After waiting 10 minutes, she informed us it would be another 15-30 minutes because some of their staff was at lunch (?!). Got seated in a "private" tasting room with club members, and they just exuded a snobby arrogance, bashing other wineries. A few wines were ok.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Jo-Ann T. Member Since 10/9/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/13/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful! From the tasting to the picnic grounds! Will definitely be returning

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David Z. Member Since 4/22/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/13/17 3:30 PM

We (me, wife and 2 daughters) had a blast. Everyone there made us feel right at home. Mike was great - answered all our questions and didn't make us feel stupid. Every sample we tried was excellent. I look forward to returning someday and would definitely recommend this winery to anyone visiting the area.

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Scott H. Member Since 4/18/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/13/17 11:30 AM

Great experience, but not even close to my first visit there. New regime, but they made me feel comfortable nonetheless. GREAT wines!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kenneth G. Member Since 3/27/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/11/17 10:00 AM

My wife and I had a fantastic experience. Melinda was our host and she was excellent. We will return to Frank Family Vineyards.

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SUSAN K. Member Since 3/28/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 5/10/17 11:30 AM

Nice tasting with classic frank family wines with a couple special additional ones. Had picnic in the grove.. Picnic tables are so close together.

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Laura Z. Member Since 5/2/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/07/17 3:00 PM

Wonderful experience, amazing staff, and most importantly outstanding wine!! Cheers!

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Kim D. Member Since 2/18/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/05/17 10:00 AM

The wine was very good and staff knowledgeable. However, I have a problem paying $30 per person for a tasting to stand at the bar. Even with purchase, the tasting fee was not refunded.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Dave L. Member Since 4/26/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/06/17 2:00 PM

We really enjoyed the wines, which were all quality, however, we felt the tasting experience slightly a bit commercial and rushed. That said, it's a gorgeous property with well made wines.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Vinnie R. Member Since 5/4/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/06/17 11:30 AM

Absolutely amazing. Excellent wine, fantastic experience.

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Emilie A. Member Since 3/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/06/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful grounds, and helpful staff. We enjoyed our tasting.

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Stacy H. Member Since 3/30/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/01/17 10:00 AM

Best tasting in Napa that we Experienced. Great host(Monty), and every wine was a nine or ten.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Today 6/27 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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