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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
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Tasting
varietals 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 Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Phoebe C. Member Since 7/14/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/14/18 2:00 PM

Very charming and beautiful place. The staffs were very friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I had a great time there. We will return with our friend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joanne G. Member Since 7/1/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 7/14/18 11:30 AM

All the wine we tasted was delicious. Our pourer was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Overall wonderful winery in a beautiful setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathryn D. Member Since 6/24/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/13/18 12:00 PM

This was a wonderful experience. The tasting was really informative and interesting while still being enjoyable for those of us that were not wine experts. The wine was delicious and I loved the grounds. So beautiful. A wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michele F. Member Since 7/11/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/12/18 10:30 AM

No walking tours or the usual lessons on how to make wine. We sat in a very nice, private room in small group and learned about the history of the winery and family, the various vineyards and how the locations affect the wines. Tasted wines along the journey and really felt like we had a nice personal experience. Small, intimate setiing, beautiful grounds and house.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Michael F. Member Since 6/24/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/11/18 2:00 PM

Have always enjoyed FFV wines.. A little nostalgic as I share the same last name as the vineyard. I also appreciate FFV kindness while they participate graciously in the Children’s Hospital Silentl Wine Auction..

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin D. Member Since 7/2/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 7/11/18 1:30 PM

I was accompanied by my wife and friend who was local to the area but never visited FFV. We were ushered to couches on the back porch. We tasted many reserve wines by a knowledgeable young man, Antonio. We also had great breadsticks to help cleanse the palate. Wines were great but the beautiful summer afternoon on the back porch with friends was better.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
pam f. Member Since 2/4/2012
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/06/18 12:00 PM

We love this winery it’s cute it’s sweet- the wine says it all plus you are dog friendly which is important to us. Always recommend it to friends when they come up. We have a second home in Yountville which we feel so grateful for so love coming here.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron H. Member Since 7/8/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 7/09/18 10:00 AM

The grounds are spectacular. Was a very enjoyable experience. The wine was good too. I highly recommend this place!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Malissa N. Member Since 1/13/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 7/07/18 10:00 AM

Absolutely our favorite winery experience in the Valley. Ask to be seated in the Office for a true one of a kind experience. And the wines are AMAZING!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie K. Member Since 6/11/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 7/08/18 10:00 AM

We didn't come here for the ambiance, we came because we knew it is family owned and offers a lot of wines which are only available at the winery. We had heard the name and Frank Family Vineyards was recommended to us by our local "wine guy" as having high quality wines in the style we enjoy. We left this winery absolutely blown away by how much we loved the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Bee M. Member Since 10/7/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 7/06/18 4:00 PM

A lovely experience with amazing wine. We are longtime fans of Frank Family Vineyards, but first time visitors to the winery, and we were made to feel welcome immediately, even being greeted by the owner himself. The grounds and tasting room are beautiful. We will definitely be back often.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa M. Member Since 7/5/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/05/18 2:00 PM

warm and inviting. Marcos was one of the most genuine hosts we have had on our trip. He was great! wish had a tour of the grounds though.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg S. Member Since 8/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/06/18 3:30 PM

From the reservation process to the tasting experience - everything was perfect (including the wine)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roger W. Member Since 5/19/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 7/04/18 11:30 AM

Beautiful setting, great selection, awesome server John.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth G. Member Since 6/22/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/24/18 11:30 AM

Marcos, our host, was knowledgeable, incredibly lovely, and went entirely above and beyond. I will absolutely be visiting again, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone visiting the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick P. Member Since 6/6/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/02/18 11:30 AM

Had a wonderful time. Very informative and educational. Highly recommend. Our Napa favorite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Whitney H. Member Since 5/9/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 7/02/18 1:30 PM

It took a while for someone to come over to serve us our flight, and I felt like we were being rushed,but when we did get our wines, they were delicious. One of the best, if not THE best chardonnays I have ever had and I hate Chardonnay. The grounds are absolutely beautiful!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul L. Member Since 6/30/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/30/18 4:00 PM

I love going here, they do a wonderful job with thier tastings and really make you feel like part of the family. The fact that their wines are so well done is just icing on the cake.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane T. Member Since 12/22/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/27/18 2:00 PM

We love Frank Family Vineyards. It is a lovely winery, in a beautiful setting, with an outstanding staff, and fabulous wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer B. Member Since 6/18/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/25/18 10:30 AM

This was such a lovely experience. The porch setting and beautiful views set this morning for a great tasting experience. The wine of course is superb, already a huge fan and will continue to be!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robyn R. Member Since 6/17/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/23/18 11:30 AM

The property is beautiful and we sat in a private room which was beautiful. Highly recommend going to Frank Family for the whole experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Staci G. Member Since 11/25/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 6/24/18 11:30 AM

Grounds and tasting area are beautiful. Marcos took great care of us and poured some extras for us. Really fun tasting and great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Coreen H. Member Since 6/18/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/24/18 11:30 AM

lovely greeting, welcoming grounds and picnic area, patio is just enchanting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy G. Member Since 10/27/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/23/18 10:00 AM

First tasting as a member. Three only thing i didn't enjoy is having to ask a few times for the FULL wine pricing list, to view some of the lesser expensive wines, and having to wait a while to actually check out. Maybe need more than 1 server for three parties.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
JOHN A. Member Since 5/12/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/23/18 4:00 PM

Beautiful setting, experience and wine. Mike made a good time positively great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lewis G. Member Since 6/1/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/22/18 3:30 PM

It was ok. Was not able to try the brand i liked and didnt prefer the other brands.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Derek S. Member Since 6/6/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/07/18 3:00 PM

We had a great time at Frank Family. We had our tasting on their patio, which was very peaceful and relaxful. We are pretty inexperienced when it comes to wine, and our host did a great job introducing us to the different wines. He also gave use 3-4 additional tastings on top of the scheduled 5. He also didn’t pressure us to make any purchases. Overall, it was a fantastic experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joanne S. Member Since 7/27/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/13/18 11:30 AM

We're members at Frank Family, and we've always had a great time at the tasting room. This visit was no exception. We brought our three adult children, we enjoyed a lovely tasting in the Patriarch room, and we were treated to a wonderful experience & delicious wine. My kids couldn't stop talking about what a great time they had. It was a highlight while in Napa, and we'll definitely do it again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Annie F. Member Since 5/15/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/15/18 1:30 PM

Our first visit to Frank Family Winery although we’ve been drinking their wine for years. It was fun to try different wines. Very pleasant experience, will go again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lacey M. Member Since 9/4/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 6/16/18 1:30 PM

Delicious wines and gorgeous grounds but service wasn't on part with other wine tasting experiences.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Beth D. Member Since 1/5/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/16/18 11:30 AM

Great wine. Rob our host was very knowlegdable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelli S. Member Since 6/7/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/12/18 10:00 AM

The tasting patio is incredible. Makes you feel like you are at a plantation house sipping all the fine wines. Sal, our tasting rep, was knowledgeable, hospitable, and very fun. I wish we could have stayed all day drinking the Brut Rose and Rouge

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deb W. Member Since 3/9/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/11/18 10:00 AM

We had a super wine tasting experience with host Monte! Last visited 2 years ago. This time most everyone joined the wine club. We did the reserve tasting (plus a couple others) and it was great. Beautiful morning to be outside which was a plus!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kimberly P. Member Since 11/15/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/10/18 12:00 PM

We showed up on a Sunday and were about 20 minutes late for our reservation and they were still able to accommodate us. Our server, Marcos was fantastic! We were there for our mini moon and he was able to get us some sparkling rose(my fav!) to try.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mason D. Member Since 6/19/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 6/08/18 4:00 PM

Great wine! Really enjoyed our experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven O. Member Since 5/30/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/09/18 2:00 PM

Had an amazing experience in the private tasting room. Our tasting host was awesome and very knowledgeable. We have been members for about 4 years, and this was the best experience. We also brought 4 friends along, and they were equally impressed.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Troy K. Member Since 6/5/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/07/18 3:30 PM

Amazing... the grounds, staff, wines... all of it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dana J. Member Since 3/2/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/01/18 3:00 PM

Mike was fantastic! He was down to earth, treated us like family, and overall our experience was just awesome! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the deck was amazing. Love this place, and I am so glad I joined the club. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tracy M. Member Since 6/1/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 6/02/18 11:30 AM

I have visited Frank Family Vineyards three times. It is always an enjoyable experience between the friendly staff and quality wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank & Connie W. Member Since 4/14/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/31/18 3:00 PM

As club members we expected exactly what we got, the perfect wine tasting experience. Our welcome was friendly and expedient and the setting for our tasting on the veranda was lovely. Pam, our host, was friendly, professional and knowledgable. And to top it all off the wine in our club package was the perfect mix of our favorites an the wines we tasted were fabulous.

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

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Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Today 7/20 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sunday 7/22 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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