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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
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve 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
Nikki M. Member Since 9/10/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/15/18 10:00 AM

Amazing! One of my favorites and we have been out to Napa for 3 trips so far from Florida. Loved the back porch, the wines, the experience and Antonio. Great, great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon O. Member Since 10/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/09/18 10:30 AM

I came here to celebrate my 50th birthday with a group of friends and it could not have been more perfect. Tasting amazing wines on a stunning and relaxed porch, surrounded by vineyards and beautiful landscaping was truly magical. Antonio, who served our group, made the experience! He was attentive, warm, and funny, sharing the history of the winery and descriptions of the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda K. Member Since 9/12/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/14/18 11:30 AM

Relaxed veranda tasting with a highly personable staff. Excellent stories, delicious wine. Very down to earth, but also highly professional. I'd come back easily.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Don B. Member Since 9/14/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/15/18 10:00 AM

second time there; place looks much nice than 5 years ago when I was there; Antonio was terrific and the wines were great; my friends truly enjoyed and bought several bottles of wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janel F. Member Since 3/29/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/14/18 2:00 PM

We are Wine Club members and fortunately live close enough to visit the winery a couple of times a year and taste the new vintages. We tasted with John, whom we had met on our first visit last year! He was so courteous, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to have pour for us again! Frank Family makes exceptional wines and the new vintages did not disappoint. We sat on the patio at a table for two!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna T. Member Since 8/26/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/13/18 3:00 PM

Beautiful facility and the staff could t have been more welcoming. The reserve wine tasting was excellent even including their sparkling wines. Our educational host was very pleasant and knowledgable of all the wines. We purchase a case and wish we had purchased more while we were there.We held off since we had scheduled another wine tasting at another facility for the next day. FANTASTIC

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
peter b. Member Since 5/27/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 9/03/18 1:30 PM

Amazing wines, we loved the Pinot! A must try and the picnic grounds are beautiful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alan T. Member Since 9/4/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/08/18 3:00 PM

Fun tasting. Everyone in our group (4) learned new things and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our host was knowledgeable and humorous. We'll be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kathleen F. Member Since 9/3/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/09/18 1:30 PM

Antonio was a great host. I love the view and scenery! Would love to come back again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yvette M. Member Since 10/28/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 9/07/18 11:30 AM

Zahava was very warm and welcoming. We received a wealth of information about the vineyard, founders and the various wine varietals it was truly an education. Wine was amazing I encourage everyone to try Frank Family Vineyard wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin R. Member Since 3/23/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 9/07/18 10:00 AM

Frank Family Vineyards was wonderful. The tasting room is welcoming and very relaxed. Our host, Antonio, was excellent, he took the time to feel out our palate and poured to our specific taste. The wines were fantastic, we bought several bottles and joined Frank Family’s Wine Club!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard H. Member Since 10/27/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 9/07/18 3:00 PM

A great afternoon! Mike was our host and did a superb job of sharing the wines and entertaining us as well. The wine was outstanding.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joanne F. Member Since 8/15/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/07/18 3:30 PM

As beautiful as the grounds are at Frank Family Vineyards, they are eclipsed by the hospitality we got from the staff. Friendly and engaging are the two words I would use to sum up our visit. And the wines...well they exceeded all expectations! We will be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carolyn W. Member Since 5/5/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/07/18 3:30 PM

We had a wonderful experience with Liam!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
steve g. Member Since 2/9/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/06/18 4:00 PM

Awesome experience. Antonio was a great host. Delicious lineup of wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy D. Member Since 5/30/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 9/07/18 10:00 AM

We were greeted as soon as walked up to desk. Mike took us outside on the patio to do the tasting. He explained the history of the Frank family, vineyard and wines. Even though he had another group behind us, he didn’t forgot where he left off. I would most definitely recommend this to friends, and would certainly come back again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathryn C. Member Since 8/28/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/03/18 11:30 AM

Beautiful property, easy to navigate. Greeted upon arrival, very accommodating and easy tasting. Loved the porch atmosphere, very comfortable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy W. Member Since 6/7/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/03/18 10:00 AM

Fantastic wine and great hospitality

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy B. Member Since 7/30/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 8/31/18 1:30 PM

I am a Winston Hill Club member. A friend and I were so excited to experience Frank Family Vineyards. We were led to a little library off of the main room with another couple. It was certainly comfortable enough, just not very exciting. I realize in an hour it doesn't offer much time to be mobile on the property but to be honest I was simply not impressed.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Margo V. Member Since 8/21/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 9/02/18 11:30 AM

Beautiful location. Very knowledgeable wine server, very tasty wine. Expensive but not out of line with the rest of the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vitaly L. Member Since 8/18/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/02/18 12:00 PM

Bad experience and feel very ashamed for dragging the entire group, I’ve loved your wine and your story for a long time. Last time my wife and I came, it felt very “homey” with the dog and all. This time - very negative experience

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kevin S. Member Since 12/28/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/01/18 2:00 PM

Always amazing there!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim N. Member Since 4/15/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 8/31/18 4:00 PM

Tasted the best wines in the Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole W. Member Since 7/17/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/31/18 10:30 AM

We had a wonderful tasting with a very kind man (I wish I could remember his name). The outdoor seating area is absolutely beautiful and welcoming. After our tasting, we bought a few bottles and even went to open one in your picnic area where my boyfriend got on his knee and asked me to marry him!! Happily engaged, Frank Family holds a special place in our hears!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vicky G. Member Since 9/26/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/31/18 2:00 PM

See below

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Stephanie T. Member Since 8/25/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/26/18 2:00 PM

I love Frank Family. This was my second time visiting, and I just love the vibe. It's beautiful, warm and friendly. It's rustic yet elegant, but not stuffy. The wine is incredible, and I love how they typically have you taste a good variety of what they offer. The staff are super knowledgeable and passionate about wine - I learn a lot when I visit.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brett E. Member Since 7/12/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/25/18 10:30 AM

We made reservations in advance and advised that 3 of four would be tasting and ask if we could share and were told no problem. When we arrived could not even walk in the door with out flipping out the cash and paying for the tasting. We were than told we could not sit the the lovely porch and had to stand at the small bar in the entry way because we were sharing tasting. Not what we expected.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Monty P. Member Since 2/5/2012
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/23/18 3:30 PM

Simply as good as it gets.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
robert w. Member Since 8/20/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/21/18 2:00 PM

Most enjoyable experience. The host was very well versed and we enjoyed her the information she shared with us. The tasting were excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Stephanie S. Member Since 8/10/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 8/19/18 1:30 PM

We have been to Wine Country (Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Russian River) several times and visited many wineries, and this one is one of the top ones we’ve visited. We chose Frank Family Vineyards this time around because we were focusing on sparkling wines. We found great sparkling wines at Frank and several other great non-sparkling wines, as well. We will definitely revisit this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Colleen D. Member Since 8/23/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/22/18 12:00 PM

Our visit to Frank Family Vineyards was wonderful. The beautiful back porch was the perfect setting for tasting the wines, which we really liked. The Chardonnay was delightful as well as the reds! Our host, Marco, was fantastic, friendly and personable. I highly recommend this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie J. Member Since 4/26/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 8/19/18 11:30 AM

The wine was phenomenal. The host was excellent at relating the wine to me. The tasting room was comfortable and relaxing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David B. Member Since 10/1/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 8/21/18 10:00 AM

I am writing as their tour guide. Comments are based on their discussion. In the fewest words, AWESOME!!! Having Rich Frank come by to meet them and take their pictures was over the top.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 7/8/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 8/15/18 4:00 PM

We arrived a little late for our 4PM appointment and were accommodated without any problem. Frank Family is a great winery and a must visit when in the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marina R. Member Since 6/28/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 8/19/18 11:30 AM

Beautiful grounds, friendly and casual environment (not pretentious), FANTASTIC wine and great service. Our host Marcos was fabulous addition to our experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
John M. Member Since 2/2/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/17/18 10:30 AM

Excellent tasting of fine wines led by Morty. We enjoyed it from beginning to end. The setting was comfortable and intimate offering a relaxed setting for enjoying the wines. We especially loved the Patriarch Cabernet.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rachel A. Member Since 7/22/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 8/18/18 10:00 AM

We loved frank family so much - every wine was beautiful and our guide Mike was equally as funny as he was knowledgeable about the wines. Will definitely plan our next trip around a visit to frank family

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert S. G. Member Since 7/13/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 8/16/18 11:30 AM

Been a member for years. One of the best in all the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alice c. Member Since 10/21/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/15/18 12:00 PM

We have been visiting Frank Family Vineyards and have been wine club members for several years now. We consider Frank Family wines to be some of the best wines in the Napa Valley. And we feel that the tasting room at Frank Family is the best tasting room in the Napa Valley, hands down. As club members we realize that Frank Family spoils us on our visits, but that’s what makes the experience great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Damion W. Member Since 6/1/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 8/11/18 10:00 AM

The entire experience from arrival to our purchases was amazing!

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

Show Hours
Today 9/24 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9/25 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9/26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9/27 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9/28 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9/29 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9/30 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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