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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

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mady F. Member Since 10/13/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/14/19 3:00 PM

Deck was warm even though it was a chilly day. Beautiful setting! Big tastes.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay H. Member Since 3/8/2015My Parents
Estate Tasting on 11/12/19 10:30 AM

My mom and I had a wonderful private tasting with John on the back deck. Wine, view, and service were all excellent. Highly recommended, especially their sparkling brut rose.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy T. Member Since 10/28/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/12/19 3:30 PM

we had the Winston Hill tasting. Anthony was our concierge and he was fabulous!! His passion was contagious, and he was so knowledgable. I felt like we made a new lifelong friend:)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard B. Member Since 11/3/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/12/19 1:30 PM

Antonio served us at Frank Family Vineyards. He was very knowledgeable and was a wonderful host. The wines were the best we have ever tasted in Napa Valley. This tasting should be #1 on everyone’s list.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank & Connie W. Member Since 4/14/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/12/19 1:30 PM

We had an exceptional wine tasting experience on the patio on a gorgeous Fall afternoon. The wine selection was exquisite as usual and its presentation was professional and personable. We've been Wine Club members at Frank's for years and return frequently knowing that we're in for another treat! If you're a new wine country traveller this is a winery you mustn't pass up.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark G. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/10/19 10:00 AM

Great tasting. Such a treat to be able to sample small production Frank wines, some only available at the winery. Very much appreciated the dedicated host and the private room. I feel I learned a lot about the winery and the family behind it. It was the first time I’ve ever seen an Emmy award, not to mention two of them!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
David A. Member Since 4/24/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/10/19 10:30 AM

Incredible wines, great tasting experience, and our host, Antonio, was very knowledgable and very fun. Will definitely return soon (and often)!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Timothy G. Member Since 11/5/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/10/19 1:30 PM

Great place, good host and EXCELLENT wine!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard K. Member Since 9/12/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 11/09/19 1:30 PM

Great knowledge and great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
michael f. Member Since 9/14/2019My Ex
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 3:00 PM

Wine was disappointing

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Brandon H. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/07/19 2:00 PM

We had a great time wine tasting on the patio with Sal. He was awesome and the wines were great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie T. Member Since 10/30/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/09/19 3:30 PM

This was my third visit to Frank. It’s a special place. They’re so generous and warm and it’s a beautiful setting. Also, every single wine they make is incredible. It’s where I really fell in love with wine. I finally signed up for a wine club - so excited.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Helen R. Member Since 11/4/2013My BFF
Elevated Experience on 11/09/19 10:30 AM

From the first greeting to our host Liam every moment was perfect! Not only does the wine impress but every detail put into our seated wine and cheese pairing was spot on.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carlos T. Member Since 4/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/09/19 2:00 PM

They need to improve the service to members

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
David C. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 2:00 PM

Wow. Frank Family Vineyards is a gorgeous facility nestled in the northern Napa Valley. The staff is fantastic and the wines are amazing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
shawn M. Member Since 9/17/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 3:30 PM

Excellent- beautiful outdoor setting. Great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris and Richard A. Member Since 9/16/2019My Frenemy
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 10:30 AM

Compared to my previous tasting experience, this was very poor - not at all impressed with the person looking after us - thought the wine selection was mediocre compared to previous - all in all, quite disappointing. Server was not very engaging (compared to others we observed).

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
John B. Member Since 11/8/2018My Parents
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 1:30 PM

Customer service was on point. Thank you Michael F. The overall calmness of environment made for a relaxing moment to sip excellent wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna T. Member Since 11/1/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 1:30 PM

What a wonderful experience we had, we so enjoyed out stay.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yolande H. Member Since 6/7/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/08/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful grounds, tasting room and wine is lovely.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy B. Member Since 11/5/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/06/19 12:00 PM

We had a lovely time and the wine was wonderful

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Margie F. Member Since 11/9/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/07/19 12:00 PM

So wonderful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie K. Member Since 9/26/2016My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/05/19 1:30 PM

I had assumed we would be by ourself. But we were seated with another couple. At first I didn't think I was going to enjoy the Winston Hill tasting. But it actually worked out great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley M. Member Since 1/13/2017My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 11/07/19 3:30 PM

Loved the experience of the reserve tasting. Would have liked a tour, as we were led straight into the tasting room from outside.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
vickie W. Member Since 10/19/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 11/07/19 3:30 PM

Marcos was amazing. He made our experience feel special and we appreciated his expertise. We will be back

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzanne F. Member Since 8/16/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/07/19 11:30 AM

I’ve brought numerous friends and family and have always had a fantastic time. Great in all ways!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alexandra W. Member Since 6/21/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/06/19 3:30 PM

Always a wonderful pour of great wines. Generous and knowledgeable

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa W. Member Since 10/19/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/06/19 3:30 PM

Wonderful tasting outside on a perfect fall day. Brian was a great tasting guide and we enjoyed every drop that he poured. Love it all at Frank Family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ROB S. Member Since 8/28/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/05/19 10:30 AM

Liam and his team did a wonderful job of making this experience for our group of 14 very special. The ambiance outside on the covered patio is special. We tasted some great wines and purchased plenty! This winery has been one of our very favorites as we have returned each year to see our friends, taste wines and restock our wine cellar with wines we can't get here in Kansas City. Thank you Liam!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy B. Member Since 12/8/2012My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/04/19 3:00 PM

Frank family winery is the ultimate fabulous place to taste and drink wine that is awesome. The staff is amazing. The wine is superb. We are wine club members and love their events.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sheila and Megan H. Member Since 4/15/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/03/19 3:30 PM

Wonderful experience with best wines. John was a wealth of knowledge on not only Frank Family but also all wine questions.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt and Sarah A. Member Since 10/24/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/02/19 2:00 PM

Always a beautiful day at Frank and always my wife and I (and guests) are very well taken care of. We will be back for the winston hill tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Micheal C. Member Since 4/17/2012My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/02/19 10:00 AM

Eric in the tasting room did a wonderful job introducing us to the winery, explaining your process and making us feel special.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberly H. Member Since 11/7/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/31/19 3:00 PM

2nd visit, we were unfortunately a tad late, so could not do our 3 pm tasting as scheduled. We had the best time with John, and were so fortunate to have Mr. Frank introduce himself to our group, along with his rescue dog, Magnum! Loved every second!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marsha & Rick H. Member Since 7/19/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/25/19 1:30 PM

Our group had a great time at Frank Family Winery. I have always wanted to visit your winery mainly because I enjoy your wines and your reviews were great. Thank you for our experience we will be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom M. Member Since 10/2/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/30/19 10:00 AM

Amazing wines! Very upbeat tasting and great hospitality. Our fav California vineyard. Don’t miss it!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katheryn G. Member Since 10/24/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 10/28/19 10:00 AM

Wonderfully done! (Slight confusion about where to go from the parking lot since we were brand new). Also, we visited the winery while the wildfires were burning close-by so we expected it to be slightly chaotic, and the staff still managed beautifully. The patio was lovely, and the wines and company fantastic. Michael was very accommodating and I look forward to gifting the patriarch to my father

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill I. Member Since 10/18/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/26/19 3:00 PM

excellent atmosphere ... very welcoming and warm

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bradley S. Member Since 9/30/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 10/26/19 10:30 AM

Liam and the Elevated Experience were both fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian and Patty B. Member Since 6/18/2018My Boss
Estate Tasting on 10/26/19 10:30 AM

Monty was great as always.

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

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