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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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Marvin D. Member Since 5/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/14/17 3:30 PM

Wonderful wines! Fantastic hostess!

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

I like the private tasting rooms. They remodeled since the last time we were there and it looks great. The grounds are lovely for viewing and photo ops. Finally our host was knowledgable and entertaining.

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Colleen M. Member Since 5/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/12/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful back patio and amazing wines. Highly recommend this place to everyone.

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Gary B. Member Since 7/6/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/23/17 3:00 PM

The reception zone was busy, much like a restaurant on the weekend during dinner hours, but once seated in our tasting room Richard was outstanding

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Mark M. Member Since 2/8/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 8/07/17 11:30 AM

Frank's Family Vineyard is an awesome place to put aside for one of your tastings while in Napa. Sal was a fantastic host. The right combination of information, humor and getting to know each one of our likes and dislikes as far as our taste in wines. A group of us we're celebrating a friends milestone birthday. Visiting Frank's help made this a very memorable day. Thank You.

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Alvin F. Member Since 8/3/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 8/08/17 10:00 AM

Excellent

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Elvira D. Member Since 8/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/06/17 3:30 PM

What a cozy place to taste! We were seated outside on the patio with 5 other people. Loved the decor and modern craftsman style. Our host was Marcos who had a playful and fun personality and he was knowledgeable about the wines. We really enjoyed meeting others and chatting with the other people at our table. The wines were pretty good work my favorite being the Petite Syrah. The owner came by to introduce himself and say hello during our tasting. I do think the tasting is pricey at $40 and I'm glad the hubby and I can shared a tasting. Overall we had a wonderful experience and it was our 2nd favorite out of 3 for the day.

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RONALD T. Member Since 5/9/2013
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/05/17 10:30 AM

We were warmly greeted and taken outside to the patio and given a very comfortable seat in the sun. Montgomery came and introduced himself and explained the winery since we had never been there before. He then started to pour the different wines and did a wonderful job of explaining each one. We will be back !!

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Paris B. Member Since 8/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/05/17 3:30 PM

Horrible! Very disappointed! Felt like we were at the circus! It was too commercial and impersonal. We had a bunch of choices and regret we spent our time here! We won't be going back.

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Valetia M. Member Since 6/27/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 8/03/17 1:30 PM

Great tour and tasting

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Rich H. Member Since 9/30/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/04/17 10:30 AM

This wasn't our first visit but definitely the best visit! Monty our host was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and patient. It was awesome that our tasting involved reserve wines as well as winery only wines. Well decorated and comfortable.

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Kathy R. Member Since 7/12/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/02/17 12:00 PM

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Robin P. Member Since 8/4/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/01/17 10:30 AM

Plan on spending additional time looking around the grounds as it is simply beautiful. The tasting experience is awesome from the champagne to the cabernet plus the history of the winery is very interesting.

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Lee J. Member Since 8/1/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 8/03/17 1:30 PM

Bad

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Maggie C. Member Since 7/28/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/29/17 12:00 PM

It was a lovely experience! I've already tried Frank's cab in the past and was impressed, so I was especially looking forward to the tasting! We had a great time.. and it was fun meeting Mr. Frank!

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Derek B. Member Since 7/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/01/17 10:30 AM

This was our third time tasting at Frank Family. They have completely remodeled and updated the landscaping. I thought it was beautiful before but now it's amazing. The wine as always is incredible. Truly my favorite in Napa.

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LAura T. Member Since 7/28/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/29/17 10:30 AM

It's like getting hosted by someone at their house+patio. Outdoor seating has a cozy feel, with the swing chairs and comfortable bucket seating. Sparkling rouge is a really unique drink as well. Highly recommended stop for boutique wines!

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Debbie R. Member Since 7/28/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/31/17 3:00 PM

Our tasting at Frank Family Vineyards was absolutely amazing! The best tasting experience ever! Marco was fantastic and was so knowledgeable & personable! He was the best! We love the wine and ended up buying 3 cases. Can't wait to go back!!!

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Rick l. Member Since 4/26/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/23/17 10:30 AM

Not my favorite Winery. Felt like a heard of cattle . Really felt like our host wanted us in and out. I did join wine club but really thought I would get my tasting fee back like the other wine clubs. Very disappointed in my whole experience.

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Kristine F. Member Since 5/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/14/17 12:00 PM

Everything was just okay.

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Bob K. Member Since 6/30/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/26/17 3:30 PM

Even with an appointment it felt more like a walk-in to a bar experience.

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Amy C. Member Since 7/24/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/26/17 10:30 AM

Our host was knowledgeable and friendly. The setting was gorgeous! Marcos catered to our tastes and started our trip off on a perfect note!

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Scott S. Member Since 7/13/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/24/17 10:30 AM

Enjoyed tasting the reserve wines that we cant find at home.

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Karen A. Member Since 7/22/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/23/17 3:30 PM

Grounds were beautiful. We were greeted at desk and they did acknowledge our reservation, however we were just taken to one of the bars for our tastings where we had to just stand and chat with a not so pleasant bartender. We would have preferred a place outside to sit and relax. Standing at a bar was not a very relaxing experience, and we felt rushed to get through our tastings. Won't go back!

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Susan F. Member Since 11/14/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/23/17 2:00 PM

We were seated on the beautiful new outside deck for our tasting, our wine guide Marcos was very knowledgable and made our experience so relaxed and inviting. We loved all of the wine!

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Theresa W. Member Since 7/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/23/17 1:30 PM

From when we first arrived, the lady at the front desk greeted us very nice & professional, to Mario, our tasting guide, was super awesome! Mario was not only very knowledgeable, but such a nice person. He made our first time experience at Frank Family Vineyards the best! We are definitely coming back and requesting him!

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Oriana R. Member Since 5/6/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/22/17 10:00 AM

Frank Family Vineyards is a delightful winery. Their recent upgrades have created the perfect setting to wine taste.I would highly recommend an early tasting on the outside patio. Be sure to ask for Marcos or Pam!

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Marjorie S. Member Since 6/28/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/15/17 3:00 PM

Once we were seated properly, our experience was fantastic. Sal was our guide through an exquisite array of Frank Family's finest. It didn't start out that great because even though they acknowledged our reservation they didn't have it set up for our party as requested. Had to remind them we were supposed to have a private room and once they escorted us to it, it was short a proper chair. Sal ??

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Randy P. Member Since 7/10/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/17/17 12:00 PM

Sal was awesome. We enjoyed talking with fellow patrons and really enjoyed the Frank Family experience. We joined the club and look forward to sharing some of this wine with our family. We also stopped on our way out to take a picture and one of Frank Family employees stopped and took a picture of my wife and I. We are glad to be part of the Frank Family.

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Jonathon S. Member Since 6/3/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/20/17 10:00 AM

Great wine. Great service. Loved it. Will also love the wine we will get as members of the club. Should have brought a lunch to eat under the trees just outside the tasting room. Would have been prefect.

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Delvin A. Member Since 1/2/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/17/17 3:30 PM

Lovely entrance and grounds. Tasting room atmosphere was friendly. Easy to find off the trail, but not packed with people all yelling over each other. Private room tasting was comfortable seating and no pressure to finish up each taste to keep moving along

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Marsha F. Member Since 8/11/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 7/16/17 3:00 PM

Took a few minutes to get checked in. Our tasting was in the sunroom so it was amazing!!

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Lior R. Member Since 7/6/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/14/17 11:30 AM

My second visit there and certainly has become one of my favorites

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John O. Member Since 8/25/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 7/13/17 3:00 PM

Out host, Marcos, is a very engaging and knowledgeable person. He made our tasting fun and educational.

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Lawrence F. Member Since 6/27/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/08/17 12:00 PM

We were told this was a good winery to visit but out of the 5 we went to during our stay this one ranked at the bottom. The wine was good but our server was brash and had a very abrasive demeanor. We bought some wine to have shipped and the server could not ring it up and it took forever to find someone who could help him. I would not recommend this winery to anyone.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Alicia H. Member Since 6/3/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/13/17 11:30 AM

Our experience was incredible! The atmosphere was breath taking, comfortable and relaxing. Our hostess, Pamerla Schock, was knowledgeable, friendly and amazing. There was no pressure or rush to finish our tastings and we enjoyed our time there very much.

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Tom S. Member Since 5/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/05/17 2:00 PM

Frank Family has wonderful wines

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Leah S. Member Since 6/22/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/11/17 11:30 AM

pERFECT FOR ANYONE!

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Frances F. Member Since 7/1/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/09/17 11:30 AM

As always, we had a GREAT time and recommend Frank Family to everyone who wants to taste great Califorina wines!

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Charles S. Member Since 7/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/09/17 11:30 AM

Lovely property - well groomed and great layout, welcoming. Super tasting rooms with wonderful patio. Immediately welcomed and nicely walked through the complete portfolio of wines. Very knowledgeable sommelier had all the facts on all the wines, production, vineyard locations etc. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and tasted some magnificent wines.

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Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
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