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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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Overall Score 4 Star Overall Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
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Teresa S. Member Since 7/21/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 10/09/17 3:30 PM

It was closed due to fires. We did not go, not sure how it was confirmed. No one answered their phones.

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Amy M. Member Since 11/28/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 10/07/17 3:00 PM

Relaxing time with family and amazing explanation of wines with utmost attention. Best experience at our winery to date.

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David H. Member Since 5/12/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/30/17 1:30 PM

It was AMAZING! Melinda did a great job as our host and wine educator. We loved the wine and the stories. I can't wait to come back! Beautiful winery!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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George M. Member Since 9/8/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 10/04/17 10:30 AM

I had visited before and had great time. Not do much this time - server /expert was sleepwalking- not very interested in talking about wine, or the winery - like pulling teeth to get him to speak. I was extremely disappointed.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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William D. Member Since 10/3/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 10/04/17 2:00 PM

Really enjoyed the small grouping and our host!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Dru H. Member Since 9/30/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 10/02/17 12:00 PM

Wine was wonderful, Our guest relations person was knowledgeable and fun

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Mike Z. Member Since 9/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 10/01/17 10:30 AM

We were very disappointed in our experience at FF vineyards.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Kathleen G. Member Since 3/5/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/24/17 3:30 PM

Marcos was pouring for us and he was fantastic! Great knowledge about the wine, the company, and pairings. The back porch seating was gorgeous and your picnic tables were fun to have lunch before we tasted. Over all it was an excellent experience and I hope to visit again.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jennifer S. Member Since 9/14/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/30/17 1:30 PM

Very quaint. Not a place you go for the views; you go for the wine!! The wine was the best we had in all of Napa. Mike was the BEST tasting host. We will definitely be requesting him again. Wish I could've bought all the bottles we tried!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Richard F. Member Since 9/25/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/30/17 10:00 AM

The reserve tasting was excellent. The new tasting room atmosphere and tasting process was well executed. Michael Freitas did an excellent job with the 9 guest in the room. I’ve been a Frank Family Wine Club member for 8 years and highly recommend them to all my friends.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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David A. Member Since 8/23/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/30/17 10:30 AM

Very accommodating and a beautiful property... Oh and the wine is pretty damn good too

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Stuart M. Member Since 9/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/30/17 1:30 PM

Really enjoy FF. The wine is always exceptional.

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Joseph T. Member Since 9/29/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/30/17 10:30 AM

Best overall tasting experience we have had to date. Frank Family Vineyards staff is very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Dean P. Member Since 8/30/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/29/17 10:30 AM

Warm entrance.....beautiful setting. Entire staff greeted us. Our server (Marcos) was the best of any we have had (over 15 wineries). Great wine! We built a large order and will continue buying from Frank Family for years to come. Well done !

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Kara B. Member Since 8/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/29/17 10:30 AM

Best wine we drank in Napa area

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Suzanne L. Member Since 8/20/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/29/17 10:30 AM

Fabulous visit - Liam our host was the best!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Laura S. Member Since 9/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/27/17 10:30 AM

Great Wines. Very comfortable tasting. Bought a boat load! Thanks Megan

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Lola J. Member Since 5/20/2013
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/28/17 3:30 PM

This is our go to place for over 20 years. Liam, Monti and Pam are extraordinary. The wine if fabulous. You cannot find a better experence in Napa Valley.

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Rich B. Member Since 9/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/28/17 10:30 AM

Our host Marcos was fantastic!

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Jeff H. Member Since 9/15/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/26/17 4:00 PM

Genuine hospitality and knowledge. A rare combination in NAPA nowadays! Best wine in the valley!!

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Jennifer K. Member Since 3/21/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/25/17 2:00 PM

Lovely setting and fantastic wines. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Bonnie J. Member Since 7/28/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/23/17 11:30 AM

We loved the entire experience, start to finish. Our tasting room tour guide was Zahava and I can only say I hope you get lucky and get her. She's a wealth of knowledge both of wine and the community. She's got a great sense of humor and made the whole experience FUN. Frank Family wines are top flight to begin with but the private tasting we enjoyed exceeded our expectations.

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Daniel E. Member Since 9/20/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/25/17 11:30 AM

Wife and I loved this place and the wines. In fact we liked it so much we become wine club members!

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Caitlin K. Member Since 8/1/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 9/24/17 11:30 AM

Everything from the wine to the atmosphere were superb! We sat on the sprawling deck and never felt rushed even though I'm sure it was a busy Sunday. Marcos was an excellent host. He treated us like family as soon as we arrived and it was apparent that the other guests in his section felt the same way. As soon as we got in the car to leave I was planning my next trip back.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Patricia S. Member Since 9/6/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 9/23/17 10:00 AM

We have been visiting Frank's Family winery for years. It is always a wonderful, fun experience. We will definitely be back!

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Denise R. Member Since 6/14/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/22/17 10:30 AM

We were disappointed that the reservations our driver made for a special tasting experience were ignored & we were treated like walk-ins. We had a nice tasting & joined the wine club but were told that Frank Family doesn't waive tasting fees. This is the ONLY wine club (out of 13) that did not waive the fee. I can't refer my friends to Frank Family because so many other FABULOUS wineries do!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Clarissa B. Member Since 9/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/22/17 1:30 PM

Beautiful & peaceful location. Good wines. Hostess wasn't the greatest.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Venkat M. Member Since 3/7/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/23/17 3:30 PM

We have had Frank Family wines in the past which made us want to visit on our weekend getaway. It was a perfect low key pick. The bubbles were good the wines were spectacular and the service was amazing. We joined the club because of the service was exceptional vs. just purchasing wines.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Cheryl M. Member Since 7/27/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/23/17 10:30 AM

First off I would like to say that the renovation is beautiful. Our host just wasnt that great. Kinda arrogant. We love this wine but might not come back for another tasting.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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david b. Member Since 7/24/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/17/17 2:00 PM

Been drinking FF for years....first time visit.....great setting and staff....and wines of course.

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Jodi R. Member Since 9/19/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/20/17 2:00 PM

Salvador was a fabulous host. We were a large party so we had our own room and it felt like we were home enjoying wines with our family. Fascinating stories about how the vineyard came to be and s very relaxing and tasty afternoon!

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Craig E. Member Since 8/10/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/06/17 12:00 PM

This was by far our best overall experience of the three visited during the day. We really felt like we got a personal experience and probably enjoyed the wine here the most as well. It certainly fit our personal taste.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Beth B. Member Since 9/15/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/15/17 4:00 PM

Felt very taken care of, it was a lovely way to end the day. Loved the new out door deck, very comfortable. Loved the wines!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Julie S. Member Since 8/22/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/16/17 11:30 AM

??Beautiful grounds and upkeep. Excellent tasting room host-very knowledgeable of history of family and wines. We arrived for our tasting at 11:30. The only thing that marred the tasting was the noise level inside was very noisy due to large groups. The acoustics could be improved! Other than that we loved the wines!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Michael C. Member Since 8/13/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/15/17 3:30 PM

Marcos was our host and did an amazing job. The wines are fantastic and the "experience" at Frank Family exceeded our expectations!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kristine H. Member Since 8/23/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/03/17 10:00 AM

We were impressed and enjoyed the tasting and atmosphere

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Sylvia A. Member Since 9/10/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/14/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful winery. Excellent wines. Great hospitality!

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Ron L. Member Since 2/23/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 9/10/17 10:00 AM

Experience was outstanding. The wines are great...we already knew that. The service was spectacular, and the setting was great with a new patio that was beautiful.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Allison J. Member Since 2/6/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 8/26/17 11:30 AM

I had reservations for a tasting on a Saturday around 11:30am. It wasn't too crowded and we were able to sit outside. The outside decor is adorable, we loved the spinning chairs. The ambiance was peaceful and the scenery was beautiful and green. I would recommend to friends and would love to return the next time I'm in the area.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Theresa and Philip M. Member Since 8/22/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/09/17 10:30 AM

Great experience and Great wines as always.

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Calistoga, CA 94515
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