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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 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Danie H. Member Since 5/29/2018Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 8/16/19 10:00 AM

Website - tasting site and wine club terms and conditions make it seem that if you become a member your tasting fee would be included. Salesperson reinforced this. Not the case and if you arrive not a member and subsequently join during the tasting you are not considered a member for tasting experiences until after you leave.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Laura W. Member Since 8/11/2019Evil Stepmother
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 8/17/19 3:30 PM

The wines are great, grounds are beautiful, and it could be an excellent experience if the wine service wasn’t so awful. We had Liam who loved to hear himself talk and did so throughout the entire 90-minute tasting. Additionally, we found the wines to be overpriced for the quality, and one of the highest tasting fees in Napa. They do not allow you to apply tasting fees to wine purchases. Skip it!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Kim F. Member Since 8/12/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 8/17/19 3:00 PM

Friendly people, delicious wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy B. Member Since 7/17/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 8/08/19 10:30 AM

Wonderful wine tasting with food paring. The host was fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan and Elsa H. Member Since 7/23/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/14/19 2:00 PM

Absolutely wonderful generous tasting with Sal. Wines were beautiful and the whole experience was a Napa highlight.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank B. Member Since 8/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/11/19 10:30 AM

Wonderful experience. Wonderful wines. Wonderful host. Cannot say enough about Frank Family Vineyards. My husband and I live in Ohio and have been Frank Family Wine Club members for 9 years and will continue to be. When you are in the Calistoga area, do not miss Frank Family Vineyard!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary T. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/12/19 1:30 PM

Lobe Monte .. love the wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sean G. Member Since 11/9/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/11/19 3:00 PM

Thank you for a great experience and Marcos was an amazing host! We love Frank Family and send a lot of our guest to your winery. Thank you for taking such great care of them!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Josh and Jennifer S. Member Since 7/9/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 8/10/19 10:30 AM

Marco was absolutely wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. He is great at his job, and you are lucky to have him! We did the Winston Hill tasting. It was superb! I can’t wait to have more of the Patriarch. Lovely wines all around.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan C. Member Since 7/24/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/08/19 3:30 PM

Frank Family was one of our favorite vineyards during our time in Napa Valley. Antonio was very friendly and knowledgeable. We recommend Frank Family to everyone with rave reviews.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve S. Member Since 6/18/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 8/09/19 10:30 AM

Beautiful property, nice people and excellent wines. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Oddly though, why the weird choice of answers to the question “would I recommend?” Bizarre.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen M. Member Since 7/17/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 8/08/19 10:30 AM

Lovely experience. Knowledgeable host. Wonderful food pairing. Excellent wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark A. Member Since 6/8/2017My Parents
Estate Tasting on 7/28/19 2:00 PM

We have been wine members of Frank Family for years and have had a number of exceptional experiences at the winery. This last visit was our least favorite of the many. In the past we always felt like part of the Frank Family Family (no pun intended). This time we felt like another face in the crowd. I'm hoping it was an anomaly and look forward to good times in the future.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Calvin C. Member Since 7/17/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 8/03/19 1:30 PM

While the wine was good, we were seated 20 minutes late and the hosts kept rotating/leaving the room. It was helpful to pay in advance so we could leave, but it still felt awkward being left in a [closed door] room for extended periods of time.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Beatriz M. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/02/19 2:00 PM

we joined a group of people we didn't know and ended up really getting to know our table mates and having great time! Our host Marcos, was fun, funny and made us feel special, by introducing other wines, that we ended up buying!! It was a good show all around. TY

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Adam S. Member Since 7/16/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/02/19 10:00 AM

Absolutely gorgeous location. Amazing wine and the gentleman that did it was so incredibly nice and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Craig K. Member Since 6/26/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/15/19 10:00 AM

The tasting was the Highlight of the Day. The wine was amazing as was the experience. It is a stop I'd recommend to everyone, whether they are looking for the best wines or the best value. I think Frank Family wines are a bit of a secret and I am so glad the buyer at the Redlands CC brought them to our attention. Your cabs are some of the best values in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Betsy O. Member Since 10/9/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/29/19 10:30 AM

Frank Family is one of our favorite wineries and we always make sure to stop by. Their wine is fantastic - definitely check out their Reserves that you can't find anywhere else. We always leave with several bottles. Their tasting patio is comfortable and delightful, not to mention a beautiful view. It's a relaxed experience that they'll guide you through. I can't recommend Frank Family enough!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
MARTIN H. Member Since 7/26/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 7/28/19 3:30 PM

Pricy tasting, but our somalier, Sal, was outstanding!! Engaging, knowledgeable, introduced himself, and treated is to some outstanding wines!! Would definitely recommend Frank Family to anyone traveling or cutting the area!! Wonderful tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
rachel H. Member Since 6/8/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 7/27/19 11:30 AM

The property is beautiful and relaxing. We did our wine tasting on the deck and it was a wonderful. The flowers smelled delicious and the wine was good. Great spot for a calm intimate meeting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shelley H. Member Since 7/25/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/27/19 3:00 PM

My only complaint is that this experience ruined all my other tastings and tours because nothing else lived up to it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sami P. Member Since 7/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/25/19 2:00 PM

Amazing property, very hospitable and accommodating crew and delicious wines of course

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Damon C. Member Since 1/19/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 7/27/19 1:30 PM

Had a great tasting with Liam. He was very insightful and taught all of us a thing or two. He has a warm personality and can explain the complexities of the wine making process in layman’s terms. The Winston Hill vineyard produces some amazing wine. My hat’s off to Todd Graff! ?? Frank Family red and white wine is just perfect for my pallet. Can’t wait to visit again soon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ann E. Member Since 7/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/26/19 2:00 PM

The Vineyard was beautiful, and Mike was awesome! We loved sitting outside on the porch and tasting wines. The wines were excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David K. Member Since 6/21/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 7/26/19 3:30 PM

Awesome knowledgeable and friendly staff

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tommy T. Member Since 4/20/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/26/19 3:00 PM

Frank Family is one of our family's absolute favorite wineries. We love all of their wines. The experience we had was topped off when Rich Frank came over to our group and introduced himself to us. Our family was so impressed! Since my wife and I have been to Frank Family before, we certainly wanted our adult children to have the same experience that we have had before - it was better!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charles A. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/24/19 3:00 PM

Awesome experience, great wines. Love this place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathryn C. Member Since 6/3/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 7/25/19 10:30 AM

Wonderful Hospitality! Could not ask for a better tasting. All staff is very knowledgeable and easy to converse with. Vary laid back for all levels of wine enthusiasts. 11/10!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alice C. Member Since 10/21/2016My Boss
Estate Tasting on 7/24/19 10:30 AM

Frank Family has always provided a very enjoyable wine tasting experience. The patio is very comfortable and relaxed making it a perfect location to sit back and savior some of the consistently best wines in the area. The staff are very knowledgeable, yet friendly and fun to be around, especially Tony and Marcus.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve G. Member Since 7/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/20/19 11:30 AM

Remarkable place and great experience. We did an estate tasting, which introduced us to more of the wines from Frank Family than we had explored before. Great experience, in one of the rooms of the house so it was intimate and allowed for a conversation with our Wine guide. The grounds are great - take a picnic and eat lunch under the trees, exceptional wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeffrey S. Member Since 7/2/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/21/19 10:30 AM

Great place, had an awesome visit. Our host was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
David A. Member Since 4/24/2018My Parents
Estate Tasting on 7/21/19 12:00 PM

Nice experience as usual.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julieta A. Member Since 6/16/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/20/19 10:30 AM

Wines were all good, perfect way to spend your weekend in a very nice place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Howard R. Member Since 7/12/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 7/19/19 3:30 PM

Great wine. I have been a member on and off since Franks was in a tailor. The new tasting room is great, but the host of our tasting was terrible, a pushy used cars salesman. He was rude and did not accommodate our request and all of us but one of us walked out. We still like Franks wine

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tricia H. Member Since 7/6/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 7/17/19 10:30 AM

Sal was completely out of this world AWESOME! We are typically not Chardonnay drinkers but fell in love with yours. We were celebrating my 50th birthday and Sal broke open a bottle of reserve! We had a wonderful visit to your beautiful property.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
T. R. H. Member Since 2/28/2015My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 7/19/19 3:30 PM

Zahava hosted our tasting. She was wonderful, extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. All and all a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melinda E. Member Since 7/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/19/19 3:30 PM

The server was great. I have an injured foot and am in a boot. I asked for a restroom closer than the one at the entrance and was denied. It was painful and slow to walk from the tasting area to the restroom. Once I got there, there was not any toilet paper in the first stall and the overall bathroom was dirty. A huge turnoff. Mostly it was the in consideration of my injury. I am fully Awar

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Francisco B. Member Since 7/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/18/19 10:30 AM

Excelent eveything!!! Thanks to Salvador! We had very good time talking and learning!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren E. Member Since 7/2/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 7/18/19 3:30 PM

What an amazing experience! We actually got to meet Frank and taste on the porch.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason S. Member Since 8/22/2012My Ex
Elevated Experience on 7/10/19 10:30 AM

Fantastic experience - one of the best I've visited in Napa.

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

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