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Frank Family Vineyards

Calistoga, CA

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  • Elevated Experience $90.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    A selection of vineyard exclusive reserve wines paired with an array of cheeses and cured meats provided by Ottimo of Yountville. We request a 48 hour advance notification for this experience. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Wines of Winston Hill $70.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    In this cab lover’s dream experience, enjoy the namesake flagship red wine Winston Hill, as well as our famous Patriarch Cabernet, our winery exclusive Owners Blend, and the iconic RHF Rutherford Cabernet. Frank Families Winston Hill Vineyards rises up the eastern slope of the Rutherford hillside 500 feet, producing Cabernet grapes that grow concentrated and powerful, due to the well- drained, rocky volcanic soil and the intense afternoon summer heat. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • WINES OF WINSTON HILL $70.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat

    In this cab lover’s dream experience, enjoy the namesake flagship red wine Winston Hill, as well as our famous Patriarch Cabernet, our winery exclusive Owners Blend, and the iconic RHF Rutherford Cabernet. Frank Families Winston Hill Vineyards rises up the eastern slope of the Rutherford hillside 500 feet, producing Cabernet grapes that grow concentrated and powerful, due to the well- drained, rocky volcanic soil and the intense afternoon summer heat. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Estate Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Includes our selection of current release wines plus Champagne and our Estate Tier Wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Estate Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Includes our selection of current release wines plus Champagne and our Reserve Wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

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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.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Bar Tasting
  • Food & Wine
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Seated Tasting
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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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Dennis B. Member Since 6/2/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 12/05/19 3:00 PM

We have been club members for many years. This year the place was more beautiful than ever. Mike Freitas was outstanding in his presentation and knowledge. We look forward to returning in the Spring.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kayla H. Member Since 11/24/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/29/19 10:30 AM

Great wine, great expert (Greg) and overall great experience. I would have liked to tour some of the grounds (although I understand they have vineyards in 3 different locations), or do something outside that made the experience different than a wine tasting that could have been done in any building rather than in Napa. But overall, it was still great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa V. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 12/01/19 1:30 PM

I am a huge fan of the wines and LOVE the vineyard/tasting room property. We brought our daughter for her first wine tasting and were put with a party of 6 in a quaint room. In general it was nice but we have really enjoyed our private tastings in the past. It was a very quiet experience for us. We'll be sure to request more privacy in the future. Our sommelier was fantastic.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kierstin C. Member Since 2/15/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/30/19 3:30 PM

This was our second time visiting Frank Family and of course, it did not disappoint! Between the gorgeous grounds, cozy house like setting, and of course delicious wine, it was a great time. We also enjoy how tastings feel like you're sitting around a table with family and conversations with the host feel comfortable and friendly. Thank you Mike for another great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Timothy M. Member Since 5/6/2013My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/29/19 10:00 AM

Frank Family is the best. Our host Liam is a legend in our mind now. Our arty of 10 had an incredible experience and would go back to Frank any time we are in the Napa Valley area. I cannot recommend Liam and Frank Family enough to anyone and everyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen and Christy M. Member Since 12/17/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/27/19 11:30 AM

Stunning overall experience! Do the private wine tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff F. Member Since 10/23/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/25/19 1:30 PM

The reserve wines were superb! We will definitely be buying Frank Family wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gil G. Member Since 11/2/2018Evil Stepmother
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/23/19 3:30 PM

Very unfriendly staff.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Robert R. Member Since 11/3/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/23/19 2:00 PM

We have been coming to FF since the early 90's and became members 2 or 3 years ago and absolutely enjoy all the wines. The winery and setting are matched by the excellent, knowledgable employees who ALWAYS make our visit a memorable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kirk C. Member Since 4/24/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/23/19 11:30 AM

Great experience as always. The staff is always super-helpful and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Fontaine Y. Member Since 9/17/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/19/19 10:00 AM

Everything was lovely and the grounds were beautiful. When we pulled in we were even greeted by a sweet old girl with four legs. She was a love that truly warmed my heart! The tasting patio was beautiful, welcoming and so very comfortable. We enjoyed our experience start to finish... and bought lots of your delicious wine. ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel D. Member Since 10/4/2018My Parents
Estate Tasting on 11/21/19 2:00 PM

Excellent experience with very good wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bruce and Chris D. Member Since 11/11/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/19/19 12:00 PM

Sat on the patio with a beautiful view and had excellent wines and a host that was very informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurie D. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/18/19 11:30 AM

It was great. Delicious wines and beautiful setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott L. Member Since 10/30/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 11/18/19 1:30 PM

Amazing wines and even more amazing people

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave H. Member Since 11/14/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/17/19 3:00 PM

Our private tasting experience and the wines served were simply the best in class. We would highly recommend visiting Frank Family Vineyards to anyone looking for an exceptional experience in Napa Valley, while enjoying some of the best crafted wines that the world has to offer. Cheers, Dave & Michelle Hammond

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jen F. Member Since 11/11/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/16/19 12:00 PM

The wine was great, and our experience was wonderful as well. Only thing I'd change is offering through the purchase of wine the comping of a tasting, like other wineries do.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stan C. Member Since 10/8/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/16/19 10:00 AM

We are members and brought our daughters new in-laws and siblings. We had a great time! Pam, aka Party Pam was amazing! We all enjoyed her so much, and will definitely ask for her next time we come. We can’t wait for our next visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sara F. Member Since 11/15/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 11/16/19 1:30 PM

Fantastic afternoon - outdoor porch area was delightful, beautiful views, nice ambiance, knowledgeable staff and of course delicious wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Corby S. Member Since 7/22/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/12/19 1:30 PM

Our third visit to this great winery in the heart of Napa Valley. We were greeted and given a glass of wine upon arrival. This time we were served on the lovely back porch with wonderful views of the vineyards. We sat with a great group of Army Veterans and enjoyed great wine and new friendships. That's what it's all about, isn't it?

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan M. Member Since 9/5/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/16/19 3:30 PM

Wonderful tasting rooms, grounds, deck, staff and wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Whitney S. Member Since 11/26/2018Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 11/15/19 12:00 PM

We had a fabulous time at Frank Family! From the moment we walked through the door, Zahava made us feel completely welcome. She was full of energy, education and friendliness. Thank you Zahava for allowing us to fall more in Love with Frank Family Wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pat C. Member Since 10/31/2011My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/15/19 11:30 AM

Knowledgeable staff, smoth

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mady F. Member Since 10/13/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/14/19 3:00 PM

Deck was warm even though it was a chilly day. Beautiful setting! Big tastes.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay H. Member Since 3/8/2015My Parents
Estate Tasting on 11/12/19 10:30 AM

My mom and I had a wonderful private tasting with John on the back deck. Wine, view, and service were all excellent. Highly recommended, especially their sparkling brut rose.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy T. Member Since 10/28/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/12/19 3:30 PM

we had the Winston Hill tasting. Anthony was our concierge and he was fabulous!! His passion was contagious, and he was so knowledgable. I felt like we made a new lifelong friend:)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard B. Member Since 11/3/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/12/19 1:30 PM

Antonio served us at Frank Family Vineyards. He was very knowledgeable and was a wonderful host. The wines were the best we have ever tasted in Napa Valley. This tasting should be #1 on everyone’s list.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank & Connie W. Member Since 4/14/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/12/19 1:30 PM

We had an exceptional wine tasting experience on the patio on a gorgeous Fall afternoon. The wine selection was exquisite as usual and its presentation was professional and personable. We've been Wine Club members at Frank's for years and return frequently knowing that we're in for another treat! If you're a new wine country traveller this is a winery you mustn't pass up.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark G. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/10/19 10:00 AM

Great tasting. Such a treat to be able to sample small production Frank wines, some only available at the winery. Very much appreciated the dedicated host and the private room. I feel I learned a lot about the winery and the family behind it. It was the first time I’ve ever seen an Emmy award, not to mention two of them!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
David A. Member Since 4/24/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/10/19 10:30 AM

Incredible wines, great tasting experience, and our host, Antonio, was very knowledgable and very fun. Will definitely return soon (and often)!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Timothy G. Member Since 11/5/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/10/19 1:30 PM

Great place, good host and EXCELLENT wine!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard K. Member Since 9/12/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 11/09/19 1:30 PM

Great knowledge and great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
michael f. Member Since 9/14/2019My Ex
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 3:00 PM

Wine was disappointing

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Brandon H. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/07/19 2:00 PM

We had a great time wine tasting on the patio with Sal. He was awesome and the wines were great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie T. Member Since 10/30/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/09/19 3:30 PM

This was my third visit to Frank. It’s a special place. They’re so generous and warm and it’s a beautiful setting. Also, every single wine they make is incredible. It’s where I really fell in love with wine. I finally signed up for a wine club - so excited.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Helen R. Member Since 11/4/2013My BFF
Elevated Experience on 11/09/19 10:30 AM

From the first greeting to our host Liam every moment was perfect! Not only does the wine impress but every detail put into our seated wine and cheese pairing was spot on.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carlos T. Member Since 4/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/09/19 2:00 PM

They need to improve the service to members

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
David C. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 2:00 PM

Wow. Frank Family Vineyards is a gorgeous facility nestled in the northern Napa Valley. The staff is fantastic and the wines are amazing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
shawn M. Member Since 9/17/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 3:30 PM

Excellent- beautiful outdoor setting. Great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris and Richard A. Member Since 9/16/2019My Frenemy
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 10:30 AM

Compared to my previous tasting experience, this was very poor - not at all impressed with the person looking after us - thought the wine selection was mediocre compared to previous - all in all, quite disappointing. Server was not very engaging (compared to others we observed).

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5

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