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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

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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

    Mon | 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

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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
Tricia H. Member Since 7/6/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 7/17/19 10:30 AM

Sal was completely out of this world AWESOME! We are typically not Chardonnay drinkers but fell in love with yours. We were celebrating my 50th birthday and Sal broke open a bottle of reserve! We had a wonderful visit to your beautiful property.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
T. R. H. Member Since 2/28/2015My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 7/19/19 3:30 PM

Zahava hosted our tasting. She was wonderful, extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. All and all a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melinda E. Member Since 7/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/19/19 3:30 PM

The server was great. I have an injured foot and am in a boot. I asked for a restroom closer than the one at the entrance and was denied. It was painful and slow to walk from the tasting area to the restroom. Once I got there, there was not any toilet paper in the first stall and the overall bathroom was dirty. A huge turnoff. Mostly it was the in consideration of my injury. I am fully Awar

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Francisco B. Member Since 7/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/18/19 10:30 AM

Excelent eveything!!! Thanks to Salvador! We had very good time talking and learning!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren E. Member Since 7/2/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 7/18/19 3:30 PM

What an amazing experience! We actually got to meet Frank and taste on the porch.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason S. Member Since 8/22/2012My Ex
Elevated Experience on 7/10/19 10:30 AM

Fantastic experience - one of the best I've visited in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick C. Member Since 6/21/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/14/19 11:30 AM

Certainly a stand out in wine tasting experiences in the Napa Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzanne K. Member Since 4/17/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/10/19 11:30 AM

Always a wonderful visit. Great tastings and parties.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 6/15/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 7/06/19 3:30 PM

We had the Wines of Winston Hill tasting and I cannot sing enough praise to Zahava and what she walked us through. We received the rich history of the winery, it’s wines and the vintages. She brought our tasting group together and we had a wonderful time. I look forward to returning again (especially as a wine club member now!).

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Monique v. Member Since 6/7/2016My Boss
Estate Tasting on 7/05/19 3:00 PM

Great to meet Mr. Frank by chance at the winery on Friday 7/5! That was a highlight. The wine tasting was nice but our wine educator was very busy with multiple big parties so we did not have as much attention as I would have desired. He was very informative and knowledgeable. Very nice grounds and I liked the wine tasting area set up very much.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ryan and Jennifer C. Member Since 6/29/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 6/30/19 10:30 AM

This is our favorite winery! The tasting is amazing, the staff is great and the grounds are perfect for a picnic before or after your tasting! Easy trip up from the Bay Area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol F. Member Since 5/29/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/29/19 10:00 AM

The entrance, grounds and patio were all spectacular. A very special setting and experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary S. Member Since 6/4/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/29/19 12:00 PM

I brought my nephew for the first time and had a lovely experience! The winery is stunning, and the staff couldn’t be more friendly or more knowledgeable, and the love working there! The tasting pours were generous, the weather was beautiful and we had such a relaxing day. I would highly recommend the winery and, of course, the wine to anyone who needs a weekend get-away!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynn T. Member Since 6/23/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/29/19 1:30 PM

Frank Family came highly recommended by my brother who lives nearby, and it did not disappoint. In fact, exceeded all expectations. We had a lovely time and we will come back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doreen F. Member Since 5/29/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/28/19 1:30 PM

always fun at Frank Family winery. some of the best wine in the Napa Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kyle R. Member Since 6/23/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 6/24/19 3:00 PM

I liked this place for it's smaller, more personal vibe. I found the wines to be good quality, and the staff friendly. I would recommend adding this stop to your trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve T. Member Since 1/1/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/23/19 2:00 PM

Delicious wines, wonderful and relaxing patio, great servers.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie K. Member Since 9/26/2016Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 6/25/19 1:30 PM

Wonderful place to relax and sip wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom W. Member Since 6/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/18/19 10:30 AM

The private tasting for 10 was a hit with my entire family. And the wines were fantastic! Love the Patriarch!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Holly H. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/23/19 11:30 AM

A really lovely upscale casual place!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeana G. Member Since 6/9/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 6/24/19 1:30 PM

We loved the ambiance sitting on the outdoor patio area! Beautiful setting, lovely wines, friendly host

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christine M. Member Since 6/20/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 6/23/19 1:30 PM

My husband and I were in Napa Valley celebrating our 25th anniversary and had an amazing experience at Frank Family Vineyards! Marcos, our tasting host was so sweet and knowledgeable. Afterwards we sat out on the winery’s patio to enjoy a glass of wine and take in the beautiful grounds! Would absolutely recommend this winery and will definitely return again during our next visit to Napa Valley!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert B. Member Since 5/6/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 6/22/19 11:30 AM

The ambiance and wine tasting experience were wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia B. Member Since 6/7/2017My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 6/22/19 3:30 PM

Terrific! Fabulous wine tasting. Very enjoyable. These red wines were delicious. A true treat and experience. Can’t wait to do it again.

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

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