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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 Experiences
  • 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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phill J. Member Since 5/12/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 1/14/18 3:00 PM

I had the opportunity to work personally with Antonio (Tony) after sending my best friends to do some wine tastings at FFV. Tony is an awesome young man with class, a master in the wine industry and so polite and thoughtful. I took one of my best friends, his wife and the individual that introduced them years ago. We were able to taste a lot of wonderful wine and I purchased a 6 Year Vertical.

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Megan L. Member Since 1/5/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 1/06/18 12:00 PM

My husband took me for my 30th bday and we had a great time! The weather was perfect!

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Patti C. Member Since 12/28/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 1/04/18 10:30 AM

Wonderful experience, the only thing that they need to change is if you are going to buy wine, which we did the tasting fee should be waved, $90 to taste wine and then buy 364.00 worth of wine, that is a little disappointing.

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Rene S. Member Since 9/9/2011
Today's Tasting 2 on 12/26/17 12:00 PM

As always, the staff always take great care of my clients

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Kevin M. Member Since 11/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/05/17 12:00 PM

Absolutely fantastic time! This is the only place in our 3 day getaway that we signed up as a member and cannot wait for our first shipment! Wine was amazing and atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend making appt for "Today's tasting" as they will treat you right!

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Sue M. Member Since 7/25/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 12/18/17 10:00 AM

This was our second trip, and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you haven't been to Frank Family, you must put it on your list. All of their wines are wonderful, so I'm sure that you'll find one that you can't live without!

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Alice C. Member Since 10/21/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 12/19/17 11:30 AM

We had a great tasting experience with Sal and the new tasting rooms make the time spent there much more relaxed and comfortable. We have been members of Franks for a number of years and keep coming back because of the way we are made to feel like family. You can’t find a better place for hospitality, and the wines are even better.

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Laurie L. Member Since 12/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 12/16/17 3:30 PM

Always a wonderful experience. Fantastic wines too! We look forward to coming back soon!

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Dorian C. Member Since 12/11/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/15/17 11:30 AM

Our wine tasting experience with Pam was absolutely amazing. She was incredibly attentive and also gave us some amazing recommendations to check out while we were in town and they were also great. We’re so happy we got one on one time with her and we are definitely coming back. Frank Family is officially our favorite spot.

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Tom Z. Member Since 9/11/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/08/17 3:00 PM

Fantastic tour and tasting. Ambiance is second to none. Best we visited

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Todd A. Member Since 8/10/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/08/17 3:00 PM

Good wines

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Eric E. Member Since 10/8/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 10/27/17 3:00 PM

My best friend had never had the opportunity to visit the Napa Wineries while he was stationed in California, so we had planned a trip out from Virginia to the wineries. He had made reservations to tour a couple of wineries, While they were great tours, I held out with a surprise tour for them at my favorite, Frank Family. They just make you feel like you’re part of their family with welcome grace

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Pat C. Member Since 10/31/2011
Today's Tasting 2 on 12/02/17 10:30 AM

it was great!

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Rick L. Member Since 11/10/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/01/17 4:00 PM

The best wine tasting experence ever!

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Daniel W. Member Since 10/24/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/11/17 11:30 AM

We love Frank Family, they make the best wine and Marcos provided excellent customer service!!!

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KIKUKO G. Member Since 11/16/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/24/17 1:30 PM

Since we visited there on Friday, we had to make a reservation. There was no wait and it was wonderful. Tasting was good, but I thought it was over priced that the wine they served. When I went there the last time, about 5 years ago, it was much less expensive.

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Debi S. Member Since 5/4/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/19/17 10:30 AM

Chilly Sunday morning, but we had the best time! The heaters on the deck combined with a fabulous wool blankets and a great wine in our glasses! So fun. Sol and Marcos ,really interesting conversations of wines, the area, and their history in the Napa Valley. Great pours.

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Dave A. Member Since 9/26/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/18/17 10:30 AM

As usual, we were treated very very well! Great room for our party of 6 to taste. And, Zahava was fabulous:) This was the first visit to Frank Family for our friends (who purchased a few bottles:). They felt it was one of the best tasting experiences they had ever had - and they have been to a lot of wineries over the years.

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Manuel U. Member Since 11/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/19/17 12:00 PM

The place is great. The new back porch addition is inviting. The staff and our host are attentive and down to earth people. Ohh..and most importantly, their wines are top notch. Knowing the business and having a palate for exceptional wines, they are one of my favorites for their Cabarnet. Now, I will add their Zin as one of my favorites too. Unpretentious winery, just great wines!

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Tamara G. Member Since 9/16/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 11/19/17 4:00 PM

This is one of our favorite places to visit. We love the comfortable setting. Especially enjoyed Marcos !!

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Robert G. Member Since 11/14/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/18/17 10:30 AM

We are wine club members and have visited Frank Family many times over the years. Always love coming in to try new things or just enjoy tasting the latest amazing vintage.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Ram N. Member Since 10/28/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/03/17 4:00 PM

The product is great but our host was cold and indifferent. This has clearly become a place crawling with Tourists. Buy a bottle but the tour and tasting just aren't worth it. The staff could not have cared less regardless of the fact that we were purchasing wine and wanted education around their product.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Terri S. Member Since 12/14/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/18/17 2:00 PM

Great service, great wine and great experience.

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Greg B. Member Since 10/22/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/14/17 1:30 PM

Nice place. Unlike other wineries we visited Tasting Fee was not waived if you bought wine.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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James B. Member Since 7/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/11/17 3:00 PM

This is our absolute favorite place to visit in Napa!! We love every wine made at Frank Family and the hospitality is amazing as well... Thanks Jim & Christina Boyd

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Emily P. Member Since 11/8/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/11/17 2:00 PM

What an exceptional experience to share with my friends. The intimate tasting area, details about the vineyard and wines from knowledgeable staff, and beautiful grounds make for a lovely and relaxing afternoon.

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Korey K. Member Since 11/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/11/17 10:00 AM

Wonderful staff and experience

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John S. Member Since 9/11/2013
Today's tasting 1 on 11/10/17 1:30 PM

Very disappointed. So so wine and very poor execution of tasting. Three groups of about 15 people in a small room, very loud, warm, just not the way we like to taste.

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Lisa R. Member Since 8/25/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/10/17 1:30 PM

Our group had a great time at Frank Family Vineyards. Our host was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. Thank you so much for hosting us. We came away with many bottles to remember our tasting!

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Wanda and Dave F. Member Since 8/15/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/09/17 11:30 AM

Armando Jr set this up for us and he far exceeded my expectations. Marco was wonderful; knowledgeable, personable and a first class host. Recommended him to friend, Glenn Giltner for his next trip.

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ANNE R. Member Since 10/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/03/17 3:00 PM

My friend's flight was delayed and the host was very accommodating on the phone when I called to let them know we were running late. Greatly appreciated! We had a very relaxing and enjoyable visit. Loved sitting outside on the porch. Can't wait to return.

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Sharon o. Member Since 10/18/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 10/22/17 11:30 AM

Frank Family VIneyards is a true family and that is what makes the tasting experience the best in the valley. Their wine and tasting experience is amazing and fun. I love the remodel, it's beautiful. A special shout out to Antonio and Marco, always there to make us feel especially welcome over the years. And Melinda and Sal, welcome to the family :)

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Kate D. Member Since 10/1/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 10/20/17 11:30 AM

Tasting with John was amazing. We were lucky to have one-on-one attention for the majority of our tasting which was really nice. If there had been more people there, the experience would have definitely been different. We picnicked on the grounds, which was really nice. If it would have been a warmer day, would have definitely taken more advantage of the porch areas.

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Angela C. Member Since 5/23/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 10/21/17 2:00 PM

We had a lovely time - we've always loved Frank Family Vineyards, but the newly renovated back porch tasting area took our experience to the next level! We can't wait for our next tasting!

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Mary Anne D. Member Since 9/28/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/29/17 12:00 PM

Wines are excellent. Tasting room experience is just okay. The tasting area we were in is not very comfortable

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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!

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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.

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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!

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