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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
Andy J. Member Since 12/15/2017My Boss
Estate Tasting on 9/07/19 10:30 AM

First and foremost - all of the varietals of wines that Frank Family produce, are just plain great! That’s the 1st criteria for me to joining a wine club. Second is that the company is not pretentious - just good people, making great wines and wanting to share them. We loved the ambiance (an understated elegance & very comfortable atmosphere). Have to add, Liam was captivating and mesmerizing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John J. Member Since 9/4/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/12/19 3:30 PM

Awesome tasting with Michael F. Great wines and hospitality!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paula H. Member Since 8/30/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/09/19 3:00 PM

John was an excellent host. He provided us with an experience few have when visiting Napa. He explained the differences in the wines and answered all of our questions patiently and expertly. He even turned my non red wine drinking friend into a fan! Thanks for an excellent day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gayla D. Member Since 7/23/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/09/19 10:30 AM

Always knowledgeable, friendly servers add to the experience of enjoying outstanding wines. It was fun sharing Frank family with out out of town friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim S. Member Since 8/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/04/19 3:00 PM

The Estate tasting was awesome. I would definitely recommend visiting Frank Family Vineyards. Reservation is needed

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert Scott and Barbara B. Member Since 8/19/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/06/19 2:00 PM

We were spoiled by Dennis and spoiled by the fact that we were always taken care of immediately when he was concerned. No one ask if it was our first time, if we belong to a club? We had an appointment and expected to be in the "office" where we have always been. We were instead in a room with two people unfamiliar with FF. Pam did a super job. She saved the day!!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Paula O. Member Since 4/12/2018My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 9/06/19 3:30 PM

The winery is beautiful. The grounds are well maintained. Zahava was excellent. So professional and knowledgeable about Frank Family Wines and the valley I’m general.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven G. Member Since 2/9/2018My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 9/06/19 3:30 PM

Great Llneup of wines in Winston tasting from beginning to end. Liam was an awesome host

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Evan T. Member Since 8/22/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 9/02/19 2:00 PM

We enjoyed our visit to Frank Family Vineyards very much!! Beautiful property and the the staff was more than friendly and knowledgeable. We look froward to returning.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debra C. Member Since 7/29/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 9/02/19 10:30 AM

We had a lovely time discussing and tasting the premium wines .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Simone S. Member Since 8/29/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/01/19 10:00 AM

Sal made our visit a very enjoyable one. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We look forward to visiting again and are looking forward to enjoying Frank Family wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon M. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/01/19 2:00 PM

The ambiance was quaint, very comfortable and casual. The only negative was that is was way too hot to sit outside, which is where we were seated. When we can back thru the front I saw a bar with four stools which would have been better. It was just too hot to enjoy the wine. Our host was very good though and personable.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Blaise M. Member Since 3/29/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/30/19 11:30 AM

Great time, joined the Bubble club bought a lot of wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina C. Member Since 8/22/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/23/19 3:00 PM

The estate was beautiful and charming and the staff was incredibly hospitable. Liam and Marcos were exceptional and highly recommended. Best chardonnay in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary F. Member Since 7/29/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 8/26/19 3:30 PM

We were about an hour early but the staff was great and the wine was exceptional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurel V. Member Since 8/4/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 8/24/19 1:30 PM

Yay! Ok maybe too brief. Enjoyed the exceedingly informative Liam and the amazing wines. Loved the setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lydia Z. Member Since 11/23/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/21/19 11:30 AM

We had a private tasting with Pam. She was lovely. She gave us tidbits of information about the history of the winery throughout. It was a conversation, not a speech. I will make sure to suggest this to all of my friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
James S. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 8/22/19 1:30 PM

We knew that we would enjoy the wines because we have had them before, but our tasting was fantastic. As I said during our visit, we have done many tours in Napa over the years and the information conveyed during our stay about the vineyard, the wine and what we would like in general was the most helpful that we have ever received.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Laura D. Member Since 8/2/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/23/19 10:30 AM

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Frank Family. This was our group's favorite winery the whole weekend (and we visited 8 total). The ambiance of the house and the porch was just great. The inside of the house was beautiful, and the outside tasting on the porch even better. We didn't want to leave! Will definitely come back here. Mike our host was wonderful and made us feel right at home.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert B. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 8/20/19 1:30 PM

As always, our visit was above and beyond. Not only was the staff pleasant and attentive, the service was perfect!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tracie Y. Member Since 8/4/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/21/19 12:00 PM

Very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Wines were excellent & John was wonderful. Would come back for sure. The sparkling wine my favorite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JAMIE K. Member Since 7/21/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 8/21/19 10:30 AM

We did the elevated tasting and were so happy we did! The wines were fantastic and perfectly paired with small bites. Very knowledgeable staff! Our favorite of all!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Martin G. Member Since 7/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/20/19 3:00 PM

We loved all the wines and the service was outstanding! Thanks so much!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paola P. Member Since 5/14/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/19/19 11:30 AM

As soon as we entered the tasting room, everyone was friendly and welcoming. The servers were knowledgeable and eager to pass on what they knew. Everyone was very helpful and accommodating to our wishes to try certain wines.

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

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