Frank Family Vineyards

Calistoga, CA

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  • Reserve Tasting $40.00/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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  • Reserve Tasting $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Includes a selection of current release wines plus Champagne and our Reserve Wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

    Reserve

  • Food & Wine Experience $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    Daily

    A selection of vineyard exclusive reserve wines paired with an array of cheeses and cured meats provided by Ottimo of Yountville. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Wines of Winston Hill $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    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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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
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • 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
Larry '. Member Since 3/15/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/19/19 2:00 PM

Don't wait, VISIT this winery! If they had a six I would have given it a six!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori R. Member Since 9/26/2018My Frenemy
Reserve Tasting on 3/18/19 10:30 AM

The venue is so welcoming. The outdoor patio was a great addition. Everyone makes you feel welcome. Of course, the wine is fabulous! I have been there several times, it is always fun to meet other guest from other states, it is great to see this winery on the “must visit” list.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer S. Member Since 9/9/2011My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 3/15/19 10:00 AM

Um....the best wine of our trip and visit to 9 vinyards. A true hidden Gem. Thank you Rene!!! We would have never known without you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Luis T. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/16/19 10:00 AM

Super friendly and welcoming staff

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jennifer H. Member Since 1/30/2019My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 3/06/19 4:00 PM

We had a fabulous wine tasting with Zahava. We preregistered for the Reserve Tasting and got so much more! Zahava recognized that we knew something about wines and brought in several additional bottles for us to taste. We had a lot of fun and felt very welcomed. In the end, we, as well as my daughter and son-in-law, signed up for the club and ordered an additional case of wines that we tasted.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dana V. Member Since 6/19/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/16/19 12:00 PM

Frank Family is always the highlight of any trip to the wine country. This time was no exception. Beautiful winery, wonderful wines, and friendly service. We’ll be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara L. Member Since 1/3/2018My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/15/19 3:30 PM

Wonderful day visiting Frank Family. We are club members there and love it every time we visit. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
cory h. Member Since 6/18/2018My Boss
Today's tasting 1 on 3/10/19 4:00 PM

Very good tasting selection. Very pleasant staff, warm and welcoming.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dean P. Member Since 8/30/2017My Boss
Today's tasting 1 on 3/14/19 10:00 AM

Been a fan (and Club member) for a few years. Took friends and family this time. Out of 6 wineries visited this came in 1st. Hospitality and wine quality are off the charts. Patio and house is beautiful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roy F. Member Since 2/27/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/14/19 10:30 AM

Great! John was great! Perfect room and wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark M. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Food & Wine Experience on 3/13/19 2:00 PM

Liam was a great host. Very knowledgeable and had a great way of teaching his guests.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Craig B. Member Since 5/19/2016My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/12/19 1:30 PM

Excellent service from everyone, particularly at the bar. Excellent wine throughout.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shannon L. Member Since 2/13/2019My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/09/19 10:30 AM

Our tasting experience at Frank Family Vineyards exceeded our expectations. Michael was an incredible host, giving us history of the vineyard and each wine. He told the story of each wine well, and gave us tasting notes to consider too. The wines were incredible, and I left with a high understanding of why I enjoyed each one. Our favorite winery the entire trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
susan h. Member Since 2/19/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/09/19 4:00 PM

Liam was awesome. Really enjoyed the tasting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deb C. Member Since 12/3/2014My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/07/19 11:30 AM

Lovely setting with nice wines. I loved the Chardonnay. MY husband loved the Zinfandel...Cabs very nice as well. Even tho it was a cool day, heating elements were located above on the veranda....Marcos was our wine provider. He did a very good job. Thx

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jody N. Member Since 12/22/2016My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 3/07/19 4:00 PM

The wines and staff were fantastic. This is a must see if you are in Napa. Beautiful winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Federico B. Member Since 2/21/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 3/02/19 10:30 AM

Everything SUPERB!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert L. Member Since 8/31/2017My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/27/19 3:30 PM

Absolutely superb reds - not just the wonderful cab. Your hostess was a delightful person.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim P. Member Since 1/29/2017My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/25/19 12:00 PM

Awesome!! Tony was very hospitable and entertaining....Mr. Frank had come into the tasting room and was so friendly. He thanked us for visiting. That is amazing customer service shows he truely cares about the people and takes pride in his business... two thumbs up for sure !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deidre H. Member Since 12/19/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 2/24/19 11:30 AM

After being told we couldn't taste the one sparkling wine that was still available, someone was kind enough to invite to taste it anyway (we had come to taste the sparkling wines). So glad he did. It was excellent! We enjoyed it so much we purchased 4 bottles of the Lady Edythe Reserve. We will come back for sure and hope to taste their other sparkling wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jack R. Member Since 2/21/2019My Frenemy
Reserve Tasting on 2/24/19 10:30 AM

Probably the best wine tasting I have ever had. The combination of spectacular wines and a friendly/knowledgeable server was great. I did purchase more than planned because the server made it enjoyable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy R. Member Since 11/22/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 2/23/19 2:00 PM

It is always a great experience at Frank Family as the people and the wine are fabulous!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael M. Member Since 2/15/2019My Frenemy
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/23/19 3:30 PM

Have visited years prior, now it’s a factory. Ambiance is lost. Not the private environment I expected, and fell short of other tastings the same day.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 2/5
Amanda A. Member Since 2/12/2019My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/22/19 10:30 AM

Highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Colleen H. Member Since 1/30/2019My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/22/19 2:00 PM

We were there for as girlfriend's 50th birthday celebration and Pam made us feel so at home. Pam was great! She explained that our white wine lover friend would absolutely fall in love with the Chardonnay and she did! And the highlight of the tasting besides the great wine was meeting Leslie and Rioch, the owners. Such gracious hosts! And thank you again for comping the wine tasting. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick O. Member Since 3/20/2018My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 2/20/19 11:30 AM

Amazing experience and very educational

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim B. Member Since 1/6/2019My Frenemy
Today's tasting 1 on 2/08/19 3:00 PM

Really cool setting, vibe and welcome to the winery. Host was SUPER knowledgeable, engaging and chatty (in a good way). Wine is very good.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rhonda S. Member Since 2/5/2019My Parents
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/18/19 12:00 PM

Loved the red barn when you pull in the drive. Friendly staff members and nice wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kathy C. Member Since 2/11/2019My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/18/19 3:30 PM

We were greeted by Mike and escorted to a lovely (heated) covered deck area with very comfy chairs. He was charming and very knowledgeable about his wines. This was our last planned wine tasting of our trip and we almost cancelled it. SO glad we didn’t. Frank wines are delightful and so glad we ended our Napa experience with Mike and Frank Family Vineyards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margie F. Member Since 1/27/2019My Frenemy
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/17/19 3:30 PM

The grounds were beautiful, and the back porch seating comfortable. Our server was polite and attentive but not personal or informative...may be because it was the end of the day. With smaller family wineries, hearing the background story is nice. None of the tastes were a big hit.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Julie L. Member Since 1/20/2019My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/17/19 3:30 PM

Marcos was an excellent host! Had a fantastic experience in the patio. Comfortable surroundings, blankets and beautiful scenery. This is an all time favorite place. Purchased some top notch wines. Thank you!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dean P. Member Since 2/6/2013My BFF
Food & Wine Experience on 2/15/19 2:00 PM

We had an unbelievable experience at Frank Family. We did a private reserve tasting in the Sun Room. It was gorgeous and overlooked the vines that surround this historic property. Liam hosted our event. He was beyond pleasurable, imparted knowledge regarding the pairings and the wines that was easy to understand & made perfect sense. This is the only way we will ever taste here in the future!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberlie S. Member Since 2/14/2015My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 2/17/19 10:00 AM

Very welcoming. Very versed in the history of winemaking and property. Excellent wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mardi P. Member Since 1/31/2018My BFF
Food & Wine Experience on 2/01/19 2:00 PM

This was our third trip to Frank Family Vineyards. To say it was one of our favorites is an understatement. Last year our hostess told us an unforgettable quote "The best thing to pair Frank Family wines with is your lips!" I did not think we could top last year but they did. We had upgraded our pairing to a member's only tasting. It was delightful. We loved our host and are glad we went.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather S. Member Since 10/17/2018My Parents
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/17/19 12:00 PM

Always a great time at Frank Family. The wine is top notch and the staff is knowledgeable, friendly and fun. A must do when in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heidi R. Member Since 1/22/2019My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/16/19 10:30 AM

Our group had the most amazing visit and tasting. We will definitely be back and can’t wait to enjoy all our amazing wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margartia B. Member Since 5/29/2016My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/16/19 2:00 PM

Leslie was wonderful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia M. Member Since 9/26/2017My BFF
Today's tasting 1 on 2/16/19 10:00 AM

I love wine tasting at Frank Family! We were a party of 5, and we had our tasting in a private room with 2 other couples. Over wine you quickly become friends! The wine is amazing and staff is very knowledgeable , accommodating, and personable. I highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven A. Member Since 2/14/2019My BFF
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/15/19 12:00 PM

From the time we pulled into the parking lot, we were impressed with the winery. In the tasting room, we learned the history and story behind the Frank Family Vineyard. We joined the wine club right away.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
charles p. Member Since 1/29/2019My Parents
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/12/19 2:00 PM

Our host Marcos was great. A very enjoyable experience. The wine was outstanding.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
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