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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
Dave A. Member Since 9/26/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/21/18 10:30 AM

The new porch was just the right environment to taste and relax with friends and new tasting acquaintances. Sat with two guys from Delaware who were fun and interesting. And, of course, Marcos was fabulous - sharing information when appropriate, attentive, friendly and very down to earth. This is our 5th tasting with Frank Family (wine members for 2+ years) and another great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
linda l. Member Since 4/13/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/19/18 3:00 PM

Beautiful property & nice welcome at check in, expecting great wine that Frank is known for. Unfortunately, $40 Reserve Tasting was a disappointment. Wine didn't live up to expectations & experience gets a "F". Host wasn't informative, just pouring and not around much. We had to ask for water (never received) and breadsticks. Tasting was on porch with grounds being fertilized-poor mgmt.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Amy M. Member Since 2/7/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/20/18 10:30 AM

Very laid back and comfortable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charlie B. Member Since 3/4/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/18/18 12:00 PM

Our group of 8 had a great time. Our hostess,Zahava, did a great job. She was very informative and and made us feel at home. Each wine we tasted was excellent. Thanks to Zahava and Frank Family winery for a memorable experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dawn B. Member Since 11/9/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 4/18/18 11:30 AM

We had an excellent time. Pam our attendant was very knowledgeable, kind, and funny. She was amazing. She makes coming to Frank Family worth the trip over. Plus the wines are so good. We love FF!!!! We had a party of ten and they were very accommodating for our larg group.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jay C. Member Since 3/13/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/15/18 4:00 PM

Love the wines. Love the new look. My favorite stop in wine country.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joanne Y. Member Since 3/15/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/14/18 3:30 PM

I like how this location was family friendly. The kids were allowed to run on the grass and had a great time while the adults were able to enjoy some wine.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeff B. Member Since 4/10/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/13/18 1:30 PM

We had a wonderful time tasting! The grounds are beautiful and the staff friendly, educational and entertaining. Make sure and ask about Marilyn and Joe... and don't give in to a pretty face at your feet begging for breadsticks...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carrie L. Member Since 1/18/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/13/18 3:30 PM

Our group loved Frank Family. The wine, ambiance and hospitality made it our number one favorite place to visit. We will definitely be back and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Grace M. Member Since 3/23/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/14/18 10:30 AM

Gorgeous setting. Very professional but friendly from start to finish. We were a group of 6 (mostly men) loud friends and we had a wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lorna S. Member Since 4/7/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/13/18 12:00 PM

I was so excited to visit your winery but left disappointed. Our tasting had 4 people in it and we felt very rushed. For $40 person you should at least switch out the glasses between each wine. I had a red poured into my glass that still had 2 sips of Chardonnay in it! Not good. The service and value don’t match the price.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Tricia N. Member Since 3/22/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/10/18 4:00 PM

Very unpleasant experience. Our host had bad breath and body odor. We couldn't finish our tasting fast enough. We are cancelling membership after this!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Paul F. Member Since 5/12/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 4/12/18 3:00 PM

Anthony was simply AWESOME! Had a friend from Sandy Springs to the introduction for tasting! Life is good and the wines were Great! Highly recommend to all!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carrie S. Member Since 4/3/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/09/18 10:00 AM

My experience was wonderful. My server... I forget his name... he'd been there for several years. And he knew so much about the wines and was very helpful. I was there by myself in the morning, and the weather was perfect outside. Excellent. And other servers made conversation with me which was another positive. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen S. Member Since 11/20/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/08/18 12:00 PM

It is located off the main road and has beautiful views of the vineyards. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. My absolute favorite winery!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaclynne W. Member Since 4/7/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/08/18 10:30 AM

Sal was great and knowledgeable! The grounds are beautiful, the porch is awesome and we loved the themes in each of the different tasting rooms. The wines were great. We were pleasantly surprised by the sparkling wine too. We had no idea you had that. The white wine and reds were very friendly and we enjoyed them very much.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert J. Member Since 9/14/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 4/08/18 3:00 PM

Always a great time visiting Frank Family. Wines are very good. The staff here are so friendly and informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron N. Member Since 9/4/2013
Today's tasting 1 on 4/08/18 3:00 PM

John gave us a great experience. He was really involved with my group. Best tasting we have had at Frank Family and they are usually very good.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jackie A. Member Since 4/6/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/07/18 12:00 PM

Since we already love the wine we were excited to finally visit. We found our server Marco to be super friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed not feeling rushed and was able to enjoy our tastings. We did purchase bottles of course

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Denise N. Member Since 8/27/2013
Today's tasting 1 on 4/07/18 10:00 AM

Very impressed with customer service. They make you feel very welcomed without the “ this is my job” presentation. Great wine and relaxing private tasting for a reasonable cost . Would recommend to anyone

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Robert J. Member Since 4/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/07/18 12:00 PM

Always a great visit The new tasting rooms and ambiance are terrific! We will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ralph & Shawna H. Member Since 3/25/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/07/18 2:00 PM

We got to sit in the Patriarch Room. Mike was great and quite personable. The wines are always wonderful. Got to see Marcos as we were leaving. He is always a treat when we visit. This is a wonderful winery and proud to be members.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert L. Member Since 3/29/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/03/18 11:30 AM

We loved the hospitality and warm welcome. As members, we wanted to bring friends to the vineyard and the folks there impressed them all.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ted B. Member Since 4/1/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/03/18 11:30 AM

Came here for my wife's birthday. Great atmosphere, great positive energy, excellent wines. Nice and relaxed setting. Not rushed. Then could have had a picnic under the trees. Next time Excellent experience, other than tasting fee not waved when purchase wine or join wine club.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kenton W. Member Since 2/1/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/01/18 1:30 PM

We made a reservation for a private tasting with Mike but were left standing at the counter while he spent most of his time with other customers. We will not be going back.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Judy B. Member Since 12/8/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 4/03/18 4:00 PM

OMG nirvana. 72 degrees sitting out on the beautiful porch with my handsome husband. Spring blossoms. Reserve wines. Amazing host. Relaxed. Fun. Quiet at 4pm on a Tuesday. The very best of a Napa Valley heavenly experience. Felt equally great about a different day with four other dear raucous lady friends and a charming host who responded perfectly to our loud and laughing mood.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt A. Member Since 3/13/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/02/18 12:00 PM

As members we are always well taken care of, once again we had a fabulous visit (my wife and I) on Monday. Mike helped us out, was courteous, engaging and entertaining. We truly appreciated the service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
KJ M. Member Since 3/20/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 3/29/18 10:00 AM

Staff was great! walked us through the history of Frank Family Vineyard and wines. Before we knew it over an hour had passed. I would recommend Frank Family to everyone. Both the Cabernet and Chardonnay will be proudly displayed on our wine menu! Thank you! Would love to come back again soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy S. Member Since 2/26/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/26/18 10:30 AM

Reservation process efficient with great reminders. Grounds and buildings are immaculate and beautiful. Friendly staff. Tasting was well described and not rushed. We love your vineyard and always return when in the area. My only negative feedback is the $40 tasting fee - suggest that it's waived once purchases exceed an amount (like $500). just my opinion.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary F. Member Since 2/22/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/26/18 10:30 AM

Amazing tasting experience! First class wines & perfect host in Melinda! Joined the club & loved the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen R. Member Since 6/15/2013
Today's tasting 1 on 3/24/18 1:30 PM

Excellent experience with Marcos (again). Great wine variety and quality with an unpretentious atmosphere and truly hospitable host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendi S. Member Since 4/20/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 3/24/18 11:30 AM

Great wine and we were in a tasting room with a few other tables that were fun! Our host was wonderful and knowledgeable! The wines are really great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janel F. Member Since 3/29/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 3/25/18 1:30 PM

We are Club Members just for a year now, and every visit we have had to pick up our wine, we have either brought family or friends with us... and they have become members as well! The staff that pour the wine are so knowledgeable and we feel we learn something very unique every time we visit! We have never felt rushed and truly enjoy our experience each time! We highly recommend this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christy D. Member Since 4/2/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 3/24/18 1:30 PM

Unfortunately this visit did not go well. However we were refunded our tasting fee so that was appreciated.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Bryan T. Member Since 11/9/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 3/23/18 10:00 AM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori W. Member Since 3/23/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/23/18 3:30 PM

Fun and very knowledgeable wine staff. We are wine club members and just simply love the wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darleen J. Member Since 12/9/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 3/22/18 1:30 PM

We had a very enjoyable sit down tasting of some excellent wines. The hostess was very knowledgeable and told some great stories. She knew the wines and made some good suggestions.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Keith L. Member Since 1/22/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 3/19/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful vineyard and a fantastic experience. Mike did a fantastic job detailing the wines and your stories. I’m so glad I chose to join Frank Family's wine club!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcella B. Member Since 3/5/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 3/21/18 10:00 AM

Wonderful, knowledgeable staff. Loved hearing the history behind FrankFamily Vineyards. Wines are beyond fantastic. Made us fell at home. Can’t wait to go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
joseph h. Member Since 5/13/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/18/18 12:00 PM

Intimate, informative, individualized by table

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Today 4/24 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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