Frank Family Vineyards

Calistoga, CA

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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 $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 $70.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Tues | 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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  • 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)
  • Seated Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Late Harvest
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Sangiovese
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Zinfandel

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joseph P. Member Since 9/29/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/17/19 3:00 PM

Very friendly with great tasting wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Philip S. Member Since 10/2/2017My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/17/19 10:30 AM

Antonio was an outstanding tasting room server. Very knowledgeable about the wines but also willing to share a lot about the winery operations as well as the local community. We love the full range of FF wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cheyenne B. Member Since 10/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/16/19 1:30 PM

We visited 9 wineries/vineyards over a 3 day period in Napa and Frank Family was our favorite. Best wines, beautiful setting, and Antonio was a great host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jae Hoon J. Member Since 9/30/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/12/19 12:00 PM

It was my first tasting experience in Napa. But the member of frank family gave impression to me with comfortable feeling. I'm afraid to apply Winston hill tasting course for good cabernet sauvignon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rod M. Member Since 3/2/2012My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/15/19 3:00 PM

A relaxing tasting in a beautiful location.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ben K. Member Since 9/4/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/13/19 10:00 AM

Had a great time and learned a lot. We are excited to be new club members. Thank you

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hooi T. Member Since 7/4/2019My Frenemy
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 10/12/19 1:30 PM

This is my third visit this year, May i brought my folks, July I brought my BFF and Oct my Boss. After the Oct visit, i am recommending my Frenemy . Host was "passive aggressive" , had the feeling of being hurried out the door. We are great customer and we still bought a thousand dollars worth of Yummy Juice. Bad experience for sure.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Cinda P. Member Since 9/20/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 10/12/19 10:30 AM

Have tasted Frank Family Chardonnay before but had not been to their location in Napa. Highly recommend going- and all the wines were so good I joined the club!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank R. Member Since 10/1/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/11/19 10:00 AM

Great experience, host was great and the wine is always very good. would recommend a visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori S. Member Since 9/16/2019My Frenemy
Estate Tasting on 10/11/19 3:00 PM

This was your typical Burn and Churn Vineyard. You couldn't get past the door without paying $50.00 per person, BEFORE, even tasting the wine. They pack everyone in so tight you can't even relax. The host was similar to a Used Cars Salesman, never made eye contact and talked way more about the biography of the owner and his wife than the wines, which were not that great!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jeff Sandra A. Member Since 9/18/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/11/19 3:00 PM

Great experience overall. Michael Freitas our tasting host did an excellent job. While he seemed spread thin he made up for it with the knowledge he shared. The front host seemed overwhelmed when we came up.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris B. Member Since 10/2/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/08/19 10:30 AM

We thoroughly enjoyed our Tuesday morning tasting on the porch at Frank Family. We progressed through whites, including a lovely Chardonnay (Lewis Vineyard 2017), Winston Hill and a few zins. It was a well-informed visit and ended with a case purchase for our cellar.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Yasmine Z. Member Since 10/3/2019Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 10/10/19 2:00 PM

So disappointed that I am canceling my membership. Olivia and team were the rudest people I have ever met in Napa- very surprising. I had spoken so highly of the vineyard to my field friend who was visit from New York and staying with me at the solage. I have told all my colleagues to cancel as well. Absolutely terrible experience.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Stephen F. Member Since 10/8/2019My Ex
Estate Tasting on 10/10/19 2:00 PM

The winery closed due to power outage.We were not able to do a formal tasting.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Michael D. Member Since 10/6/2019My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 10/10/19 1:30 PM

This was by far the best experience we had in Napa. The staff was knowledgeable, and down to earth. Plus the wine was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janet M. Member Since 7/29/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 10/10/19 1:30 PM

We felt like we were part of the family by the time we left. We learned a lot about the process and were made to feel very comfortable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron N. Member Since 9/4/2013My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/08/19 2:00 PM

After a few minutes, Pam recognized that she been our hostess previously. We remembered some of those moments. And she treated us as old friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordyn H. Member Since 10/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/07/19 3:00 PM

Absolutely loved Frank Family! Michael was with us for our tasting and he was very knowledgeable. Will be returning on my next visit to Calistoga!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan W. Member Since 9/13/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 10/05/19 10:30 AM

When we arrived, we were greeted by the hostess at the stand on the porch of the tasting room. She informed us that Liam would be coming out to escort us in for the elevated experience. The word "elevated" doesn't even begin to describe it. Liam was absolutely fantastic. A wealth of knowledge that's unmatched with any other wine tasting (and I've been on over 2 dozen). Absolutely AMAZING!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pia E. Member Since 4/13/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/04/19 12:00 PM

We love the quint environment. It’s very pretty, the wines are amazing and the staff are very friendly

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark B. Member Since 7/7/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/05/19 1:30 PM

We went with another couple and they were wine club members before they left for Switzerland so now that they are back, they want to start joining wine clubs again. I planned our itinerary and thought that our tasting fees would be waived once they became members (which they joined on that day). Unfortunately, we were charged and when I called to ask, I was told that is not the practice.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marc B. Member Since 8/6/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 10/05/19 10:30 AM

Liam was OUTSTANDING!! Knowledgeable, personable and great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel Z. Member Since 10/2/2018My BFF
Elevated Experience on 10/04/19 10:30 AM

The wines are the stars, although Liam and the team have always been amazing, knowledgeable and entertaining. A favorite repeat spot in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd B. Member Since 11/27/2018Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 10/04/19 10:30 AM

Even though we called to say we were running 10 minutes late, we were told we had to STAND at the bar. No seating allowed despite plenty of open seats. We also overheard the hostess saying some version of "no" to the next 3 or 4 guests. It was insane. As if her goal was to anger each visitor. She succeeded. We'll never go back. With so many friendly places, why waste time here?

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Jonathan L. Member Since 8/9/2016My BFF
Elevated Experience on 10/04/19 10:30 AM

Liam was an excellent host and very knowledgeable. Wines were very good especially the reds.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darrell U. Member Since 9/3/2016My BFF
Wines of Winston Hill on 10/01/19 3:30 PM

Great tasting, wines and setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Timothy K. Member Since 9/10/2019My BFF
Elevated Experience on 10/02/19 10:30 AM

Outstanding experience. The wine and the hospitality were both “World Class”!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John M. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/10/19 12:00 PM

If your looking for a classy tasting experience go! Some of the BEST wines in the Valley!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda P. Member Since 6/29/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/30/19 1:30 PM

Our tasting was a wonderful experience. There were 8 of us with varied tastes so we kept him busy. He even accommodated us with a couple of extra wines to taste. Would definitely recommend Frank Family to friends and family as I love all the wines and bubbles. Thanks for the pleasurable experience. Linda Prestridge

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan K. Member Since 6/5/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/30/19 2:00 PM

Great time as always!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane K. Member Since 9/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/29/19 3:00 PM

Sal was amazing and deserves a raise. The hostess seemed stressed and I'd recommend a bathroom in the facility where your tasting takes place. Wines were fabulous.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lisa W. Member Since 10/19/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/28/19 10:30 AM

We had a wonderful wine tasting on the covered deck. Monty was great answering all of our questions and giving us information about Frank Family wines. We loved the availability of the picnic tables outside. After our tasting we enjoyed a picnic lunch with our favorite bottle of Frank Family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John W. Member Since 7/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/28/19 10:00 AM

Great tasting at Frank Family. Our host Sal was very informative and pleasant. He did the standard tasting but opened up several additional wines for us to try, including the flagship Partiarch. Their lineup of wines was excellent, and the tasting was very well done. Great for couples and small groups. Very intimate.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian B. Member Since 2/2/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 9/28/19 3:00 PM

Frank Family is my favorite winery in Napa. The wine is amazing and I am club member and buy normally three to four cases a year but always love going to the winery it is so beautifully and the renovations to the tasting room look great . Some of the tasting staff is better than others but all are good my recommendation is Marcos he is always wonderful and adds to the experience!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dinah C. Member Since 9/9/2019My BFF
WINES OF WINSTON HILL on 9/28/19 1:30 PM

A beautiful place - our host, Liam, was extremely knowledgeable. The wine tasting was incredible!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert T. Member Since 9/13/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/27/19 10:30 AM

Great service, setting, and wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Shanna P. Member Since 6/4/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/27/19 3:00 PM

The patio at Frank Family was second to none. It was beautiful and charming. All the employees were super friendly and helpful. We even met the owner, Rich Frank, he personally came by our table and thanked us for coming. Their Pinot Noir was fantastic!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Herbert L. Member Since 12/29/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/26/19 10:00 AM

The hospitality and wonderful wines at Frank Family were truly extraordinary. We enjoyed an incredible tasting on the gorgeous patio. Everyone was so friendly and gracious. My personal favorites are the terrific sparkling wines — so refreshing and delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan P. Member Since 11/5/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/25/19 3:30 PM

Good wine

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Dave P. Member Since 6/13/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/26/19 10:00 AM

Outstanding wines, hospitality, prices and overall wine experience

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