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Frank Family Vineyards

Calistoga, CA

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  • Elevated Experience $90.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Debra M. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/22/19 12:00 PM

This was our second time tasting we love Frank Family so much we joined the wine club this visit will continue to spread the word. The location and property is just beautiful. Thanks to Monty for an informative and knowledgeable tasting until next time. Cheers

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jenny S. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/22/19 10:00 AM

Wonderful service and great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris D. Member Since 6/21/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/22/19 11:30 AM

Michael was absolutely fantastic. We always enjoy our experience at Frank Fanily!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mimi L. Member Since 5/1/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/20/19 3:00 PM

We are always treated so well and are made to feel so special when we visit Frank Family Vineyards. Whenever we bring guests they are always so impressed not only with the quality of the wines, but with the excellent service we experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nathan W. Member Since 6/7/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/21/19 1:30 PM

From the moment we stepped foot on property to the moment we left - every single moment was incredible! All of the staff was warm and welcoming and our tasting host, Greg, was wonderful. He was super fun and knowledgeable and it was very evident that he truly enjoys his job at this world class vineyard. I will be a loyal fan of these wines for life.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Meg S. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/19/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful setting and amazing service! Frank family wines are the best made especially the Chardonnay. Their champagnes are awesome too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jill L. Member Since 6/6/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 6/17/19 3:30 PM

Our experience was fabulous! Sal did an awesome job explaining the wines we tasted. His knowledge and explanation of the history of the Frank Family was terrific ! Enjoyed the time and would recommend it to our family!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick L. Member Since 6/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/16/19 11:30 AM

We are Frank Family wine club members and had scheduled a tasting. We were in the Bay Area visiting family and a trip to Napa was not really on our schedule but we went out of our way to get to wine country primarily because of our past positive experiences at Frank Family. My sister and her husband were along for the experience and and ended up joining the wine club. A memorable day at Frank!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beth R. Member Since 5/26/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/16/19 12:00 PM

John was an amazing host! He was able to answer all of our questions & provide our group with engaging conversation! We met some awesome people, that joined us on other tasting adventures! Last, the wine was fabulous! We are proud new members of the family!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joel H. Member Since 5/16/2019Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 6/16/19 11:30 AM

My wife and I really enjoyed our tasting at Frank Family. Sal was knowledgeable, kind and made our time there very relaxed and enjoyable. The setting was amazing and the wine was some of the best we tasted all day. I highly recommend stopping by this quaint, picturesque winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jana C. Member Since 6/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/15/19 3:00 PM

What an amazing experience. We learned so much, had a great time, not to mention the wine was superb! Our host Zahava made experience one to remember!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy N. Member Since 4/11/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/13/19 1:30 PM

Loved the wine tasting. We fell a bit behind because we needed to eat something before wine tasting as we had just finished our 2+ hour drive to get there. Unfortunately we’re not allowed to eat while tasting even though we brought our own cheese, crackers and fruit. However, very nice ambience as that was the first time we sat on the back terrace.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Diana P. Member Since 6/11/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/11/19 12:00 PM

John is a GEM! His knowledge and humor is spot on!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joyce G. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 6/09/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful Winery-Fantastic Wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Regina A. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 6/09/19 1:30 PM

Sal our host....was Great. All the wines were wonderful....the Rutherford Cab, The Winston, The Patriarch, and even the Rouge.... were Amazingly Yummy! I will definitely come back and visit, and wine club with them.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Penny H. Member Since 11/17/2014My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/07/19 11:30 AM

We had a marvelous tasting. The setting, the wines, the staff-truly outstanding! A highlight of our 25th anniversary trip????

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Harold B. Member Since 5/26/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/08/19 12:00 PM

Brilliant Execution all around. Loved it, and the venue. Will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peggy H. Member Since 5/21/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/08/19 10:00 AM

The service was A+ The grounds were A+ The wines were A++ A must see when in the Napa area

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Otis J. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 6/04/19 10:30 AM

We had a wonderful tasting. We ended up purchasing wines as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marthe E. Member Since 5/16/2015Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 6/03/19 1:30 PM

I have a Wine Tour business and have been coming to frank family for years . Never a disappointment . From the moment of arrival to the end of the tasting my clients always walk away feeling like family. Mike Freitas has hosted my guests most of the time . What a Gem He is . Full of knowledge and he makes the tasting fun. All of the staff there is pleasant and very hospitable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
micheal and craolyn l. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Food & Wine Experience on 6/03/19 10:30 AM

Amazing VIP tasting experience. I can’t recommend enough - you will not be disappointed!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynndi E. Member Since 6/2/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/02/19 11:30 AM

The visit was pleasant

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Carlos t. Member Since 2/19/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/26/19 11:30 AM

As always the staff is so accommodating, hospitable and the wine offerings are the best in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katherine G. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 5/29/19 3:30 PM

Fantastic patio and great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom G. Member Since 5/18/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 5/31/19 3:00 PM

Hands' down the best tasting experience in Napa - consistently. We're wine club members now, but were sold on our first visit (years ago!) when our enthusiasm for the wine was only matched by the tasting room staff's . Most hospitable, warm, genuine crew there is. Super knowledgeable about the product and the valley as a whole. Our preferred spot to finish up any day of tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter S. Member Since 9/18/2012My BFF
Elevated Experience on 5/28/19 10:30 AM

Perfection. From the property, hospitality, food pairing, staff and, of course, the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Monica S. Member Since 4/27/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/28/19 10:30 AM

We returned another day & enjoyed a bottle of wine of the grounds.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert C. Member Since 5/28/2017My Parents
Reserve Tasting on 5/27/19 12:00 PM

Great service and great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea G. Member Since 4/4/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/26/19 11:30 AM

Beautiful, quant, cozy. Girl at the reception desk was rude and cold. Made me question why and if I really wanted to pay for the tasting. But met Greg (I believe was his name, I really should have written it down). He was so awesome, welcoming and accommodating. Have a great tasting and we joined the wine club!! So excited for the first shipment and hope to come back with friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris L. Member Since 3/8/2012My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 5/24/19 1:30 PM

Have a wonderful tasting at Frank’s Family Winery. We came for my birthday and had the Winston wine tasting in a private room. Want to sign up for Premium red wine club but was put on waiting list. (Limited)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron H. Member Since 7/8/2018My Boss
Reserve Tasting on 5/20/19 1:30 PM

This is my second visit to Frank Family. The outdoor covered patio is fabulous. It’s such a relaxing environment. The grounds are gorgeous. The wine is so good too. The guy presenting the wines would sit with us and chat. You didn’t feel rushed. I love their chocolate Labrador retriever that greets you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa V. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/19/19 3:00 PM

Love the wine and now the tasting room. Always a good time with beautiful views and a variety of available experiences, bar, private room and outdoors. On the list every time I'm in town.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tammi E. Member Since 5/13/2019My Frenemy
Reserve Tasting on 5/19/19 2:00 PM

Good wine made by folks w/no manners. We gladly prepaid $160 for a res for 4, but had to wait in the rain 15 min after our res time. Act of God to get our DD a seat with us vs alone in a corner, then host kept skipping people in our group with his pours. We purchased 6 bottles and Frank was the only vineyard out of 8 that we visited this trip who wouldn’t credit even one tasting with our purchase.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Jordan M. Member Since 8/14/2016My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/19/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful winery! We did a tasting at the bar, but there were also rooms for seated tastings. Great wine dog walking around, and last but not least- the wine was fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill S. Member Since 12/14/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 3:00 PM

A relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, friendly, knowledgeable staff and beautiful grounds to taste the delicious wines of Frank Family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glenn R. Member Since 4/19/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/18/19 11:30 AM

It was an unusual day in May in which it was pouring rain. Unfortunately we could not enjoy the beautiful outdoor atmosphere during our tasting. However, we were put in a nice room, met nice people and enjoyed our tasting. Ask for Tony to be your host. He was GREAT!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Cindy S. Member Since 5/14/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 5/18/19 1:30 PM

We had a great time at this vineyard. It by far was one of our favorites.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shane S. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 5/17/19 1:30 PM

We had THE BEST wine tasting experience while visiting Frank Family Vineyards. We booked the Wines of Winston Hill tasting and I would highly recommend it. Liam was our wine tasting expert and he was fantastic! Very passionate about wine and knowledgeable about the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ginger C. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 3:30 PM

What a beautiful creation you have made in your tasting center! We had such a wonderful visit, and as always the wines were superb!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lorenzo F. Member Since 4/10/2019My Ex
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 12:00 PM

in a nutshell, Frank Family should send someone to Clos du Val/Stags Leap Winery for pointers on how to do a wine tasting. Extremely disappointed with the experience.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5

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