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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 Tours & Tastings
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine Club
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
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david b. Member Since 7/24/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/17/17 2:00 PM

Been drinking FF for years....first time visit.....great setting and staff....and wines of course.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jodi R. Member Since 9/19/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/20/17 2:00 PM

Salvador was a fabulous host. We were a large party so we had our own room and it felt like we were home enjoying wines with our family. Fascinating stories about how the vineyard came to be and s very relaxing and tasty afternoon!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Craig E. Member Since 8/10/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/06/17 12:00 PM

This was by far our best overall experience of the three visited during the day. We really felt like we got a personal experience and probably enjoyed the wine here the most as well. It certainly fit our personal taste.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Beth B. Member Since 9/15/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/15/17 4:00 PM

Felt very taken care of, it was a lovely way to end the day. Loved the new out door deck, very comfortable. Loved the wines!

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Julie S. Member Since 8/22/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/16/17 11:30 AM

??Beautiful grounds and upkeep. Excellent tasting room host-very knowledgeable of history of family and wines. We arrived for our tasting at 11:30. The only thing that marred the tasting was the noise level inside was very noisy due to large groups. The acoustics could be improved! Other than that we loved the wines!

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Michael C. Member Since 8/13/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/15/17 3:30 PM

Marcos was our host and did an amazing job. The wines are fantastic and the "experience" at Frank Family exceeded our expectations!

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Kristine H. Member Since 8/23/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/03/17 10:00 AM

We were impressed and enjoyed the tasting and atmosphere

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Sylvia A. Member Since 9/10/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/14/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful winery. Excellent wines. Great hospitality!

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Ron L. Member Since 2/23/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 9/10/17 10:00 AM

Experience was outstanding. The wines are great...we already knew that. The service was spectacular, and the setting was great with a new patio that was beautiful.

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Allison J. Member Since 2/6/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 8/26/17 11:30 AM

I had reservations for a tasting on a Saturday around 11:30am. It wasn't too crowded and we were able to sit outside. The outside decor is adorable, we loved the spinning chairs. The ambiance was peaceful and the scenery was beautiful and green. I would recommend to friends and would love to return the next time I'm in the area.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Theresa and Philip M. Member Since 8/22/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/09/17 10:30 AM

Great experience and Great wines as always.

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Joy E. Member Since 7/7/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/09/17 12:00 PM

They were extremely welcoming and made us feel like we were the only ones there! The grounds were absolutely gorgeous and we had our picnic lunch there.

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Nichole H. Member Since 8/30/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/08/17 12:00 PM

We arrived arrived a few minutes early and the winery was accommodating. Unfortunately, our guide also took on another group during our reservation. He was split between the 2 groups, meaning we were left waiting in the middle of our tasting.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Lynn T. Member Since 8/24/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 9/03/17 3:00 PM

Great wine! Nice sitting area inside on the patio and outside grounds.

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Rob D. Member Since 8/29/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/01/17 12:00 PM

Awesome. They have some of the best wines in Napa Valley

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Judy B. Member Since 8/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 8/25/17 1:30 PM

Our hostess was wonderful, with lots of information.

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Susan C. Member Since 6/18/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 9/02/17 3:30 PM

Excellent service by our host, Marcos! Excellent wines and beautiful property.

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Martha F. Member Since 7/22/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/26/17 10:30 AM

My experience was fantastic. The wines were terrific and I learned quite a bit.

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Julie F. Member Since 9/4/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 9/02/17 10:00 AM

We love Frank Family and had a great tasting experience with them. Monti was a blast to have pouring for us! :)

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Lynn C. Member Since 8/17/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/26/17 10:30 AM

Sal was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We were able to try a couple of additional wines that were not on the tasting list.

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Kathleen T. Member Since 8/11/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/28/17 2:00 PM

Enjoyed tasting-Melinda was exceptionally knowledgeable about the Frank Family and their beautiful wines.

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john S. Member Since 1/7/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 8/28/17 3:00 PM

Sal was our host. I felt he was knowledgeable, friendly and informative. We ended up joining as a "custom" wine club member.

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Nancy B. Member Since 8/26/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/27/17 12:00 PM

Loved the wine. Enjoyed our host and the story behind FF. This was our favorite wine and the experience was great. Oddly (because we are older) our other favorite experience was at the Hall Winery in St. Helena. The contrast to FF is marked.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Amanda B. Member Since 8/24/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/26/17 10:30 AM

Great wine. Great views.

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Laurie B. Member Since 9/27/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/26/17 12:00 PM

was awesome, but the outside sitting area was a bit hot.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Mary and Brian J. Member Since 8/14/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/23/17 12:00 PM

Our first experience in March 2017 was fabulous. John took special care of the 5 of us. This is one of the reasons we joined the wine club...not to mention the fabulous wines.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Judy C. Member Since 10/14/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/25/17 10:30 AM

Setting was lovely, comfortable and inviting. Our host was very knowledgeable about history and wines.

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Suzanne R. Member Since 7/19/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/23/17 10:00 AM

My husband and I started our day at Frank Family vineyards and the day couldn't have started out more perfect! Everyone was so welcoming and made us feel so special. Our questions were answered as though we were old friends visiting. And what made the time extra special is that as we talked, our hostess fine tuned the tasting with wines she thought we would enjoy. We will be back!

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Whitney H. Member Since 7/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/19/17 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful tasting experience at Frank Family! The only thing better than tasting with Liam on their beautiful property is their delicious wine. Thank you Liam!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Marvin D. Member Since 5/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/14/17 3:30 PM

Wonderful wines! Fantastic hostess!

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Michelle M. Member Since 6/6/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/12/17 2:00 PM

I like the private tasting rooms. They remodeled since the last time we were there and it looks great. The grounds are lovely for viewing and photo ops. Finally our host was knowledgable and entertaining.

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Colleen M. Member Since 5/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/12/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful back patio and amazing wines. Highly recommend this place to everyone.

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Gary B. Member Since 7/6/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/23/17 3:00 PM

The reception zone was busy, much like a restaurant on the weekend during dinner hours, but once seated in our tasting room Richard was outstanding

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Mark M. Member Since 2/8/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 8/07/17 11:30 AM

Frank's Family Vineyard is an awesome place to put aside for one of your tastings while in Napa. Sal was a fantastic host. The right combination of information, humor and getting to know each one of our likes and dislikes as far as our taste in wines. A group of us we're celebrating a friends milestone birthday. Visiting Frank's help made this a very memorable day. Thank You.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Alvin F. Member Since 8/3/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 8/08/17 10:00 AM

Excellent

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Elvira D. Member Since 8/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/06/17 3:30 PM

What a cozy place to taste! We were seated outside on the patio with 5 other people. Loved the decor and modern craftsman style. Our host was Marcos who had a playful and fun personality and he was knowledgeable about the wines. We really enjoyed meeting others and chatting with the other people at our table. The wines were pretty good work my favorite being the Petite Syrah. The owner came by to introduce himself and say hello during our tasting. I do think the tasting is pricey at $40 and I'm glad the hubby and I can shared a tasting. Overall we had a wonderful experience and it was our 2nd favorite out of 3 for the day.

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RONALD T. Member Since 5/9/2013
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/05/17 10:30 AM

We were warmly greeted and taken outside to the patio and given a very comfortable seat in the sun. Montgomery came and introduced himself and explained the winery since we had never been there before. He then started to pour the different wines and did a wonderful job of explaining each one. We will be back !!

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Paris B. Member Since 8/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/05/17 3:30 PM

Horrible! Very disappointed! Felt like we were at the circus! It was too commercial and impersonal. We had a bunch of choices and regret we spent our time here! We won't be going back.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Valetia M. Member Since 6/27/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 8/03/17 1:30 PM

Great tour and tasting

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Rich H. Member Since 9/30/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 8/04/17 10:30 AM

This wasn't our first visit but definitely the best visit! Monty our host was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and patient. It was awesome that our tasting involved reserve wines as well as winery only wines. Well decorated and comfortable.

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