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.

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  • 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 - 6

    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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  • Elevated Experience $90.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    A selection of vineyard exclusive reserve wines paired with an array of cheeses and cured meats provided by Ottimo of Yountville. We request a 48 hour advance notification for this experience. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Wines of Winston Hill Office $70.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    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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  • Wines of Winston Hill Sunroom $70.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    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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  • Estate Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Includes our selection of current release wines plus Champagne and our Estate Tier Wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Estate Tasting $50.00/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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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

  • Bar Tasting
  • 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
Ron H. Member Since 7/8/2018My Boss
Reserve Tasting on 5/20/19 1:30 PM

This is my second visit to Frank Family. The outdoor covered patio is fabulous. It’s such a relaxing environment. The grounds are gorgeous. The wine is so good too. The guy presenting the wines would sit with us and chat. You didn’t feel rushed. I love their chocolate Labrador retriever that greets you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa V. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/19/19 3:00 PM

Love the wine and now the tasting room. Always a good time with beautiful views and a variety of available experiences, bar, private room and outdoors. On the list every time I'm in town.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tammi E. Member Since 5/13/2019My Frenemy
Reserve Tasting on 5/19/19 2:00 PM

Good wine made by folks w/no manners. We gladly prepaid $160 for a res for 4, but had to wait in the rain 15 min after our res time. Act of God to get our DD a seat with us vs alone in a corner, then host kept skipping people in our group with his pours. We purchased 6 bottles and Frank was the only vineyard out of 8 that we visited this trip who wouldn’t credit even one tasting with our purchase.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Jordan M. Member Since 8/14/2016My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/19/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful winery! We did a tasting at the bar, but there were also rooms for seated tastings. Great wine dog walking around, and last but not least- the wine was fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill S. Member Since 12/14/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 3:00 PM

A relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, friendly, knowledgeable staff and beautiful grounds to taste the delicious wines of Frank Family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glenn R. Member Since 4/19/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/18/19 11:30 AM

It was an unusual day in May in which it was pouring rain. Unfortunately we could not enjoy the beautiful outdoor atmosphere during our tasting. However, we were put in a nice room, met nice people and enjoyed our tasting. Ask for Tony to be your host. He was GREAT!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Cindy S. Member Since 5/14/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 5/18/19 1:30 PM

We had a great time at this vineyard. It by far was one of our favorites.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shane S. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 5/17/19 1:30 PM

We had THE BEST wine tasting experience while visiting Frank Family Vineyards. We booked the Wines of Winston Hill tasting and I would highly recommend it. Liam was our wine tasting expert and he was fantastic! Very passionate about wine and knowledgeable about the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ginger C. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 3:30 PM

What a beautiful creation you have made in your tasting center! We had such a wonderful visit, and as always the wines were superb!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lorenzo F. Member Since 4/10/2019My Ex
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 12:00 PM

in a nutshell, Frank Family should send someone to Clos du Val/Stags Leap Winery for pointers on how to do a wine tasting. Extremely disappointed with the experience.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Scott C. Member Since 4/15/2016My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 3:30 PM

Such a beautiful winery. We introduced friends who hadn’t been there before and we had a delightful afternoon with Antonio. Shared a room with another group and just had a lovely time tasting some of our favorite wine. Thank you

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana R. Member Since 2/3/2017My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/17/19 2:00 PM

We were greeted and seated within a couple minutes of our arrival. We were able to sit on the patio and enjoy the fresh air and outdoor views. Our wine host was knowledgeable, friendly and in tune with us. He brought our next wine at appropriate intervals so we could enjoy each taste as long as we wanted. I have never had a bad experience here and this was no exception. I can't wait for next time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lara H. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/15/19 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Shermaine F. Member Since 5/5/2019My Frenemy
Reserve Tasting on 5/11/19 10:00 AM

I The answer above is a little misleading but I would recommend the other wineries I went to over Frank's.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mary G. Member Since 3/18/2013My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/13/19 10:00 AM

This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. Awesome experience all the way around!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caraline B. Member Since 5/7/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/08/19 11:30 AM

The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Staff was friendly and helpful. And the wine, of course, was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jan T. Member Since 5/2/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/12/19 11:30 AM

Michael was entertaining, knowledgeable and a very easy conversationalist! Our tasting experience was relaxed and fun, a perfect Mother’s Day treat! The grounds are beautiful, picnic tables available to guests, an expansive lawn available for frisbee and family fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
elizabeth o. Member Since 4/11/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/11/19 10:00 AM

Our VIP experience was top notch. Our host was extremely knowledgeable and fun. It was an awesome experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephan B. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/11/19 11:30 AM

Beautiful grounds and beautiful wines. Can not wait till our case of wine gets here.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ann G. Member Since 5/8/2019Evil Stepmother
Reserve Tasting on 5/10/19 4:00 PM

The grounds were so impressive but the tasting experience itself was lacking. Definitely not worth the $40 per person to stand at a bar high-top and have the server stand there awkwardly.Not very engaging and I was trying to draw information out of him which was somewhat painful. Nothing too impressive about the wines themselves & memberships were expensive.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tommy M. Member Since 2/13/2016My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/11/19 1:30 PM

Always an awesome time at Frank Family!! The team always accommodates us!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rainene M. Member Since 4/15/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/11/19 11:30 AM

Staff was amazing. Made us feel welcome

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen F. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/11/19 2:00 PM

The wine was served in a beautiful outdoor setting. It was a little hot in the direct sun, but the staff willingly moved the umbrella to make it comfortable. The server was knowledgeable and personable. We did not feel rushed, and the wine was delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill B. Member Since 4/24/2012My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/11/19 3:00 PM

I'm an owner at Calistoga Ranch and visited Frank Family many years ago....my guests and I had a fabulous visit this past Saturday. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sean H. Member Since 5/6/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 5/11/19 1:30 PM

Liam was a great host!! Very knowledgeable about Wine, we learned a lot. Thank you,

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jay Arnold F. Member Since 5/5/2019My Parents
Reserve Tasting on 5/07/19 10:30 AM

Tasting was hurried but informative. Good wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joe K. Member Since 4/3/2019My Parents
Reserve Tasting on 5/07/19 1:30 PM

Excellent communication during tasting about brand and property

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Craig S. Member Since 4/29/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/05/19 1:30 PM

great experience with the Reserve tasting in great indoor setting. Great wine to boot

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David A. Member Since 4/24/2018My Parents
Reserve Tasting on 5/05/19 11:30 AM

Always a great experience. Beautiful location, beautiful wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle M. Member Since 4/27/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/02/19 3:30 PM

Frank Family Vineyards was our favorite winery experience this trip, by far! From the warmth of the staff to the taste of the wines, we simply adored this vineyard. We even got to meet and talk with Rich Frank, owner of the vineyard, who stopped by all of the tables to say hello at the end of the day. Antonio and Marcos served us; we really enjoyed talking with them and learning about the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James B. Member Since 4/24/2015My Boss
Food & Wine Experience on 5/04/19 10:30 AM

Best tasting experience we have ever had. Had the food experience tasting with Liam. Learned a lot about wine and how to pair with food. He was delightful and informative. I have already been recommending this to people we know.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Candy C. Member Since 5/1/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/04/19 3:00 PM

We are wine club members and we always love the wine and the facility and of course the staff,

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jody B. Member Since 4/12/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/04/19 11:30 AM

This was an amazing experience and we were very well taken care of. We were well educated and had a great time tasting different reserved wines. When we asked to take additional wines we were graciously brought those as well. IT was a lovely day and we enjoyed the ambiance, the wine, the gracious hospitality and learned so much. Plus the wines were amazing!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea A. Member Since 2/13/2019My Ex
Today's tasting 1 on 5/03/19 11:30 AM

The property was beautiful was the experience was lacking. Small poor and not very warm host.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Brian C. Member Since 2/28/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/03/19 12:00 PM

Great setting and awesome wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Chrys C. Member Since 8/16/2018My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 5/02/19 3:00 PM

Really fun tasting experience. Sat on the patio, enjoyed the wines and our host. Very leisurely and friendly tasting. The patio/porch has a great vibe. We really enjoyed the setting and of course the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtney and Matt B. Member Since 3/2/2019My Frenemy
Reserve Tasting on 5/01/19 3:30 PM

Not the best experience.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Donna G. Member Since 4/16/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 4/30/19 4:00 PM

One of the best wine tasting experience my husband and I had. This was our fourth visit to Napa and we will definitely visit the Frank Family Winery again on our next visit. Antonio was fantastic! He actually got me to enjoy red wine. Can’t wait to receive our shipment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beth W. Member Since 9/10/2018My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 4/30/19 10:30 AM

Our host was very knowledgeable and the wines were lovely. We sat on the patio which was comfortable and very pretty.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris H. Member Since 3/24/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 4/27/19 3:00 PM

We visited 15 vineyards and this was one of our favorites. We were greeted by Mr. Frank personally as we approached and felt like family our entire time there.

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