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    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

  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Reserve 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 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Carolyn B. Member Since 11/16/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 12/03/18 11:30 AM

Lovely tasting room. Our host as very pleasant ad knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark L. Member Since 11/1/2018My Boss
Today's tasting 1 on 11/25/18 1:30 PM

This was the first Napa Valley winery my girlfriend and I have ever visited and it was a tremendous start to a memorable two days. The private table on the spacious and breezy porch was perfect, our server was friendly and knowledgeable (and so was his adorable dog, Brix!), and the wine was the best we had in our brief visit to Napa. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelly G. Member Since 10/25/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/29/18 3:00 PM

We loved our experience! Marcos was so fun! We got to meet Leslie Frank and sit in the room with the Emmys. The wine was amazing. It was our favorite experience and tasting out of 16 wineries we visited on our trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stormy M. Member Since 6/18/2018My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/24/18 2:00 PM

We joined the wine club and since have brought our friends and parents! Antonio is awesome and always makes the experience special for us!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dru H. Member Since 9/30/2017My Boss
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/23/18 12:00 PM

Wine was amazing, our wine educator was knowledgeable and fun. We all bought wine and are excited to share it with our friends

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Desmond K. Member Since 11/13/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/19/18 1:30 PM

A wonderful visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ralph & Shawna H. Member Since 3/25/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/17/18 4:00 PM

As always, a wonderful experience. Mike is his a wonderful host/ educator. He even brought in something special for everyone to enjoy in addition to their fine wines. Definitely one of our favorites in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve H. Member Since 2/21/2012Evil Stepmother
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/16/18 12:00 PM

Horrible experience

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Shelly A. Member Since 8/19/2013My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/16/18 4:00 PM

Even on a smokey day Frank Family's ambiance is refreshingly serene. The bubbles flow freely and the guests are treated to knowledgeable facts about wine and the winery. Delicious wines, appointment recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JoAnne N. Member Since 3/31/2018My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/14/18 2:00 PM

We have been members of Frank Family Vineyards for many years, and even though we have moved to Nevada for awhile, we are DEFINITELY going to keep our membership. It's a wonderful reason to visit our lovely Napa Valley and to have the best experience in wine tasting when we make the drive over the mountains!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy N. Member Since 4/11/2016My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/08/18 10:30 AM

Well we were running a bit late for our reservation due to the traffic getting out of the bay area. I called ahead and let them know we would be late. When we arrived, we were cordially greeted and after a brief wait, escorted inside for our wine tasting. I think we may have had a better experience if we had opted to wine taste outside, but the Campfire had just begun that day and it was hazy.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margie F. Member Since 11/9/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/13/18 1:30 PM

Every time I go to Frank Family I have a wonderful experience. Wine is excellent!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kami B. Member Since 11/4/2017My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/13/18 10:00 AM

The wine was spectacular and our Host, Marco, was wonderful. We all loved the experience and will definitely come back again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelly D. Member Since 10/11/2018My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/11/18 12:00 PM

We had a great time at FFV. The atmosphere was very relaxed, John was extremely knowledgeable without being pretentious. The wine was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scot B. Member Since 10/23/2017My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/10/18 12:00 PM

Outstanding experience. Full 1 hour tasting, extremely informative and alot of fun. Highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark C. Member Since 10/31/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/10/18 10:00 AM

Exceptional! From start to finish, this place was amazing. Sal is the man and so knowledgeable. Wine was incredible. Can’t wait to come back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa S. Member Since 10/4/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/10/18 10:00 AM

We had the best experience. Sal was amazing! Loved the venue, the wines and we will definitely return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Annie F. Member Since 5/15/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/09/18 1:30 PM

We really enjoyed our tasting, very knowledgeable, friendly hostess. She knew her wine and made the day enjoyable for us. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
THOMAS S. Member Since 11/2/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/09/18 10:00 AM

Our wine consultant was fantastic--- volunteered a lot of information / very knowledgeable. Appreciated that he shared a splash of Patriarch esp as I was interested and ultimately purchased a Winston (so let's say I was certainly 'in the market'). There should be a waiver of the annoying $40 tasting fee if one purchases a certain amount of wine-- so won't be running back for a while.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debra K. Member Since 9/26/2016My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/07/18 10:30 AM

Wonderful experience as always

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
MIchelle L. Member Since 10/18/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/04/18 1:30 PM

Beautiful setting with a relaxed tasting on the deck

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Valerie B. Member Since 10/24/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/05/18 4:00 PM

As always, it was fabulous, informative and comfortable environment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph T. Member Since 10/16/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/05/18 10:00 AM

Great all around experience. We had the first reservation of the day on the patio. Michael both educated us and entertained us while we tasted some great FF wine. Best stop on the 4 day excursion.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt C. Member Since 8/22/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/05/18 10:00 AM

Great new tasting room! Monte was very knowledgable on the current production and the history of the place.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelly B. Member Since 2/28/2018My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/04/18 10:30 AM

Very fun and informative!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gina R. Member Since 8/21/2017My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/04/18 10:00 AM

Everything at Frank Family was wonderful. Monte was a very knowledgeable host and accurately described the tastes of the wines perfectly. We would highly recommend the wine, the experience, and the enjoyment!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey S. Member Since 8/7/2018My Boss
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/04/18 12:00 PM

Perfect winery to spend the afternoon relaxing. Picnic Tables are great before or after a tasting. Wines are superb, esp their sparkling starters.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dorothy S. Member Since 11/1/2018My Frenemy
Today's tasting 1 on 11/04/18 3:00 PM

Setting was wonderful. Wine was good and Brix the wine dog was awesome. Staff, however, were unresponsive to questions and uninterested in assisting customers. I had to ask staff to help seat 5 parties who were waiting. Staff were chitchatting in plain view of the reception desk. It’s too bad your team was disengaged - you lost customers, including returning customers.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Matt A. Member Since 10/24/2016My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/04/18 12:00 PM

I believe it was John that was helping our party of four, excellent service, excellent knowledge, all around phenomenal visit

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jon L. Member Since 8/16/2015My Boss
Today's tasting 1 on 11/02/18 10:00 AM

The grounds and tasting room were outstanding. Very clean and comfortable. Monty was very knowledgeable. Wines were fantastic! Be Careful- they will hit you for a tasting fee even if you purchase ~ a first for us in all our visits to the valley.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marsha C. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/03/18 10:30 AM

Great tasting guide and amazing trip to this vineyard! Loved the wine and the stories behind it! My favorite by far!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maureen H. Member Since 10/5/2018My Frenemy
Today's tasting 1 on 11/03/18 3:00 PM

Our experience started with not being able to sit down during our tasting. I felt it was a way to say “hurry up and leave”. Our server was also disrespectful. Among many creepy statements, he alluded to Chicago in a negative light (our home city). The winery is beautiful but will not recommend it for a tasting

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Karen C. Member Since 10/23/2018My Boss
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/03/18 12:00 PM

Frank's Family was an amazing experience. Mike was so personal and gave great knowledge and made it fun. My only regret is not buying more reserve wines!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bridget S. Member Since 10/30/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/03/18 10:00 AM

Great personalized experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim C. Member Since 5/12/2017My Boss
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/03/18 3:30 PM

Tony simply was beyond awesome! What a classy experience in CALISTOGA!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David A. Member Since 4/24/2018My Parents
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/03/18 10:30 AM

Had to pick up my club selections, and the tasting times were all full online. But the wine club team got back to me quickly and said they'd find a way to work us in. It turned out to be absolutely beautiful that day and we sat outside. Couldn't have been a nicer event. Thanks FF

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wende G. Member Since 1/24/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/03/18 3:00 PM

Spent a lot of money here. Wines excellent and our guide was very knowledgeable and made us feel special.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie A. Member Since 10/16/2018My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/02/18 2:00 PM

First of all love your wines!!! So amazing!! My guide was amazing so knowledge and we tested some of your wines!! Had an amazing experience at my favorite winery!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug M. Member Since 11/19/2017My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 11/01/18 1:30 PM

Marcos was a tremendous host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paula C. Member Since 5/23/2013My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 10/29/18 11:30 AM

always fabulous! I took my brother, his wife, and two other couples--friends of theirs from the Denver area, and they were wild for it! They loved the wines, the setting, and the gorgeous gourmet picnic I set out for them on a table under the giant oak trees. They all went nuts for the Lewis Vineyard chardonnay, the reserve zinfand, the reserve pinot noir, etc. Great job, Frank Family!!

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

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