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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 Experiences
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special 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
Marie R. Member Since 5/16/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/20/18 3:30 PM

I hadn't been to Frank Family in over eight years and I am so happy I came back. Their grounds are beautiful, their hospitality is just like the name...family and their wine delicious. We had such a FUN tasting I can't wait to go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William G. Member Since 5/14/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/19/18 4:00 PM

Fantastic wine, relaxing atmosphere, and good service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick W. Member Since 5/4/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/20/18 10:30 AM

I brought my family to Frank Family for a late Mother’s Day celebration and everyone loved it. Antonio was awesome and I would highly recommend him. The tasting was excellent and the room was quaint and fun. We left with several bottles of delicious wine and as a wine club member. Thank you for a great Mother’s Day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa D. Member Since 5/17/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/20/18 12:00 PM

Hands down the best tasting of the weekend! Everyone was so kind, the grounds were beautiful and the wine was delicious! Can't wait to come back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David W. Member Since 2/14/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/19/18 10:00 AM

Great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy S. Member Since 9/7/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 5/19/18 10:00 AM

Great professionalism and information. Very organized and beautiful presentation. Loved having 2 other couples with us at a round table so it added other information. Loved the Zinfandel!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Regina P. Member Since 6/3/2013
Today's tasting 1 on 5/14/18 10:00 AM

We had a great visit at Frank Family. The private room and tasting was wonderful as well as the wines. Would definitely return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Blair C. Member Since 2/19/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/19/18 3:00 PM

What an amazing experience, and delicious wines. Our hostess was very knowledgeable, and provided a great experience for all of us. The setting was beautiful and memorable. We all joined the wine club, and look forward to visiting again soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
mike c. Member Since 4/25/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/18/18 2:00 PM

They did a GREAT job Ask for Zahava

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

Zahava Kraicer was a terrific ambassador representing Frank Family. I have been visiting Frank Family for decades and I have never been disappointed. This visit was no exception.

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

Beautiful setting, beautiful day, delicious wine. In a word, wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dale M. Member Since 3/29/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/13/18 11:30 AM

Great Wine, Great Location, Great Staff! We always enjoy our visits. John, as usual, goes out of his way to give us the best experience. Every time we visit we meet such wonderful people from out of the area or the state. It is so great getting to know them. We often plan to meet at a future Frank Family event.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Casey C. Member Since 5/12/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/13/18 2:00 PM

Great experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie C. Member Since 5/7/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/13/18 10:30 AM

We had such a fantastic experience with Mike on Sunday. He was engaging and so knowledgeable, very welcoming and fun! The wine was fantastic and we’ll definitely be back to visit again soon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian B. Member Since 4/19/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/29/18 11:30 AM

We were early to our tasting. We were greeted warmly and welcomed back with the statement we have your spot waiting for you. It just got better from there. Marco took amazing care of us. We could not have asked for better service or attention. Thank you Brian and Cindy

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hillary Z. Member Since 5/10/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/12/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful winery with outstanding wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christin N. Member Since 4/23/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/11/18 10:00 AM

We visited 15 wineries on our most recent trip, and Frank Family was by far our favorite. The grounds and patio were beautiful, our host (John) was very informative, and most importantly, the wine was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maureen L. Member Since 5/2/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/05/18 3:30 PM

Frank Family Vineyards felt warm and inviting from the moment we stepped out of the car. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is friendly, and the wine is AMAZING! We greatly enjoyed our visit and will definitely plan to return in the future.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy N. Member Since 4/11/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 5/11/18 11:30 AM

Very tasty wines which I enjoyed so much that I became a member! The only negative is that the $40pp wine tasting fee is not waived under any circumstance (hence the reason I gave only 4 stars out of 5).

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa L. Member Since 2/10/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/06/18 3:00 PM

Frank family know how to do it right! Very classy setting and some of the best wines out there! This was the first of our week long tasting vacation. All the others were hard pressed to top our experience at Frank.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jill B. Member Since 4/18/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/09/18 2:00 PM

Excellent presentation...delicious wine! Thank you so much for donating the tasting to Kids First! They are a wonderful organization!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John D. Member Since 2/26/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/06/18 2:00 PM

We had a quick tasting scheduled in between a few others so it was sort of quick but we had a great time at the tasting bar with our host.

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

What a wonderful way to spend our 40th wedding anniversary!! Shena was very knowledgeable and patient with us!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzanne P. Member Since 4/19/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/06/18 4:00 PM

Wonderful Cabernet in a beautiful setting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nicola R. Member Since 3/16/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/05/18 11:30 AM

Excellent wine and tasting experience. Great place to stay & picnic

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Suzanne K. Member Since 4/17/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/05/18 12:00 PM

I have been a member for years, and always enjoy visiting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mark S. Member Since 5/2/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/05/18 3:30 PM

Had high hopes for this winery. The grounds are spectacular, but the wines lacked any character at all! For $80 a tasting, perhaps include at least one of your better wines, maybe then we might have purchased a bottle or two.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Shelley S. Member Since 2/10/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/01/18 2:00 PM

We had a special and amazing experience! All 6 of us were truly amazed at the customized tasting we received. We even enjoyed having our lunch in the courtyard. Thank you!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patty R. Member Since 5/2/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/04/18 1:30 PM

I love the patio area, first time to experience that. As a member at frank family, I love the wine but now especially loved the experience of tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim M. Member Since 4/3/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/04/18 2:00 PM

Great host

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim W. Member Since 4/7/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/04/18 4:00 PM

We did a tasting bar tasting. The employee regurgitated his script with no enthusiasm. There was no personal connection. Seemed like he had a long day and no interest. Just kept saying he’d take our orders at the end. We didn’t make any. It was our most disappointing tasting of our three days in Napa.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Amanda A. Member Since 4/2/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/02/18 11:30 AM

We loved our time at Frank Family! The grounds are really picturesque, and the wine is great. I wish we had requested the patio, since it's beautiful. It feels very home-y and the staff make you feel comfortable and relaxed!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lee P. Member Since 5/2/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 5/02/18 1:30 PM

Wonderful experience, wonderful wine and a great host. What could be bettrt??????

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
john b. Member Since 3/17/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/01/18 3:00 PM

Four for tasting on new porch. Very informative and attentive host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan T. Member Since 1/18/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/28/18 12:00 PM

Can not say enough -one of the highlights of our trip. Learned more than at any other tasting, and we did 8 in three days!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sam T. Member Since 2/18/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/30/18 10:00 AM

As always a wonderful experience and excellent hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ray R. Member Since 5/6/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/19/18 3:30 PM

Was looking forward to it after having a tough time making a reservation over a few previous visits. Overpriced for OK wine -

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jim B. Member Since 4/5/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/29/18 2:00 PM

Loved the porch, I’ll be back, and next time I might just stay.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darwin G. Member Since 2/6/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/29/18 10:00 AM

My brother and I were in Napa for his birthday and enjoyed several tastings during our visit. Our Frank Family visit was very enjoyable. The vineyard setting, porch tasting was wonderful. It has that smaller vineyard, family owned vibe. Our host was knowledgeable and friendly. Very nice wines too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul B. Member Since 4/4/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 4/29/18 3:00 PM

Everything was great and we joined your wine club

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