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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
Overall Score 4 Star Overall Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
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Oriana R. Member Since 5/6/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/22/17 10:00 AM

Frank Family Vineyards is a delightful winery. Their recent upgrades have created the perfect setting to wine taste.I would highly recommend an early tasting on the outside patio. Be sure to ask for Marcos or Pam!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Marjorie S. Member Since 6/28/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/15/17 3:00 PM

Once we were seated properly, our experience was fantastic. Sal was our guide through an exquisite array of Frank Family's finest. It didn't start out that great because even though they acknowledged our reservation they didn't have it set up for our party as requested. Had to remind them we were supposed to have a private room and once they escorted us to it, it was short a proper chair. Sal ??

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Randy P. Member Since 7/10/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/17/17 12:00 PM

Sal was awesome. We enjoyed talking with fellow patrons and really enjoyed the Frank Family experience. We joined the club and look forward to sharing some of this wine with our family. We also stopped on our way out to take a picture and one of Frank Family employees stopped and took a picture of my wife and I. We are glad to be part of the Frank Family.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jonathon S. Member Since 6/3/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/20/17 10:00 AM

Great wine. Great service. Loved it. Will also love the wine we will get as members of the club. Should have brought a lunch to eat under the trees just outside the tasting room. Would have been prefect.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Delvin A. Member Since 1/2/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/17/17 3:30 PM

Lovely entrance and grounds. Tasting room atmosphere was friendly. Easy to find off the trail, but not packed with people all yelling over each other. Private room tasting was comfortable seating and no pressure to finish up each taste to keep moving along

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Marsha F. Member Since 8/11/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 7/16/17 3:00 PM

Took a few minutes to get checked in. Our tasting was in the sunroom so it was amazing!!

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Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Lior R. Member Since 7/6/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/14/17 11:30 AM

My second visit there and certainly has become one of my favorites

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John O. Member Since 8/25/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 7/13/17 3:00 PM

Out host, Marcos, is a very engaging and knowledgeable person. He made our tasting fun and educational.

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Lawrence F. Member Since 6/27/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/08/17 12:00 PM

We were told this was a good winery to visit but out of the 5 we went to during our stay this one ranked at the bottom. The wine was good but our server was brash and had a very abrasive demeanor. We bought some wine to have shipped and the server could not ring it up and it took forever to find someone who could help him. I would not recommend this winery to anyone.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Alicia H. Member Since 6/3/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/13/17 11:30 AM

Our experience was incredible! The atmosphere was breath taking, comfortable and relaxing. Our hostess, Pamerla Schock, was knowledgeable, friendly and amazing. There was no pressure or rush to finish our tastings and we enjoyed our time there very much.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Tom S. Member Since 5/25/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/05/17 2:00 PM

Frank Family has wonderful wines

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Leah S. Member Since 6/22/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/11/17 11:30 AM

pERFECT FOR ANYONE!

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Frances F. Member Since 7/1/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/09/17 11:30 AM

As always, we had a GREAT time and recommend Frank Family to everyone who wants to taste great Califorina wines!

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Charles S. Member Since 7/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/09/17 11:30 AM

Lovely property - well groomed and great layout, welcoming. Super tasting rooms with wonderful patio. Immediately welcomed and nicely walked through the complete portfolio of wines. Very knowledgeable sommelier had all the facts on all the wines, production, vineyard locations etc. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and tasted some magnificent wines.

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Heidi C. Member Since 6/21/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 6/20/17 3:00 PM

This was our second visit to Frank Family. We were pleasantly surprised at the recent tasting room redecorating - very comfortable, hip and inviting. We will go back to Frank again. We even joined one of their many wine clubs!

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Tom R. Member Since 4/20/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/07/17 3:30 PM

Friendly and attentive staff. Wines weren't bad.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Don T. Member Since 7/17/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/07/17 12:00 PM

Our tasting started out a little stiff - but our host warmed up as we asked him more questions. Our host didn't go to any extra lengths to keep us around though...no "extra" bottles were opened, no surprises were offered. He had another group to tend to ... so perhaps that's why he let our tasting end without any extras. The wine was excellent - but nothing there made me want to buy a ton of it

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Phyllis B. Member Since 6/8/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/04/17 12:00 PM

Loved the new outside patio. Melinda was vey helpful and friendly. Had a great time & loved the wines.

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tom m. Member Since 7/4/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 7/04/17 3:30 PM

Beautiful day! Great experience.

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Patrick O. Member Since 7/2/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/03/17 11:30 AM

We were thrilled with the experience. The front desk was fabulous in helping us obtain reservations (they were full the day we dropped in) and our wine host was full of great information on the history of the Vineyard, the family and the wines. A must visit for anyone in Napa!

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Debra S. Member Since 6/27/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 7/02/17 1:30 PM

We had a 1:30 appt and were told we had to wait even though we were on time. We were told our designated driver who did not drink would have to wait outside. The bathrooms were in bad shape. I cancelled and asked for our money back. I will never go again. We used to love this place. What happened? I wouldn't mind the $40 for tasting if you got it back when purchasing wine. But they don't.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Jamie T. Member Since 6/28/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/29/17 3:30 PM

Frank Family was one of our favorite spots in the Napa Valley! Such beautiful grounds, wonderful service, and the wine was some of the best we've ever had. We enjoyed our tasting at the tasting bar, then relaxed outdid on the porch! Perfect!

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Tom R. Member Since 4/29/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 6/26/17 10:00 AM

Very positive...... what great wine!!

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LeighAnne D. Member Since 6/3/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/27/17 3:30 PM

Melinda was a lovely and gracious hostess. We enjoyed the wine and her enthusiasm and expertise. We were in the Hollywood room, which was welcoming, but a little stifling. I would recommend future visitors to Frank Family vineyards request a tasting on the outside patio or a more spacious area of the winery. Overall a great experience

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Joe D. Member Since 11/30/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/24/17 10:30 AM

Mike hosted our tasting and it was fantastic. We always enjoy our visits to FFW and taste GREAT wine.

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Gena F. Member Since 5/3/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/24/17 10:30 AM

Very welcoming and calm vibe. Really enjoyed the tasting

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Michael K. Member Since 6/20/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/21/17 12:00 PM

Excellent! Awesome grounds. Sal, our host, was helpful and not pushy in the least. The wines were excellent.

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Rebecca N. Member Since 6/15/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/20/17 10:00 AM

The best Napa Winery we visited!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Eric & Denise M. Member Since 6/8/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/17/17 12:00 PM

Fantastic experience, our first seated wine tasting experience as members and did not disappoint! The new veranda is gorgeous and Monty is a wealth of knowledge and just a fantastic host. Looking forward to our next visit. Denise and Eric Michna

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Michael W. Member Since 6/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/16/17 2:00 PM

Tasting session was excellent. Very knowledgeable host (Mike) and participants were fun and engaging. Felt like a dinner party with friends.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Lynda B. Member Since 6/15/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/19/17 3:30 PM

Lovely grounds, great wines, love the newly renovated tasting room. Magnum, the new winery German Shepard rescue was a wonderful addition. He has a great personality. The wines were are great. Wish I could be a club member, but alas, I am in no man's wineland - Utah. :'-(

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Andrew F. Member Since 6/17/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/17/17 3:30 PM

We had to wait. We had only about half hour to taste. We rushed through it.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Larry K. Member Since 3/30/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/15/17 10:30 AM

Truly a warm and welcoming place with excellent staff and wines!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jane M. Member Since 12/29/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 6/11/17 1:30 PM

After check in we were taking to their new beautiful outdoor patio. Sal is very knowledgeable and took care of us. We never felt rushed, it was a pleasant experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Carolyn F. Member Since 11/28/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 6/11/17 11:30 AM

New tasting style is preferred over the previous. New tasting rooms are in process of decorating. They are beautiful rooms. The wine; knowledgeable and friendly staff are the stars of the show. My younger guests would have preferred to see more of the beautiful grounds.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Evan M. Member Since 6/9/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/10/17 2:00 PM

Excellent tasting in and excellent setting!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Katie M. Member Since 6/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/10/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful winery, delicious wines and lovely tasting room and property. We enjoyed a picnic outside on the tables while tasting.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kent C. Member Since 8/2/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 6/10/17 3:00 PM

Overall very god experience.

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Lawrence B. Member Since 3/14/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 6/07/17 3:30 PM

Perfect

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Kenneth R. Member Since 5/23/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 6/04/17 1:30 PM

Mike Freitas, who led our tasting did a fantastic job. It was the best winery tasting I had ever experienced. My wino friends had told me that Frank Family Vineyards was the place to go and they were correct. The wines were excellent! It was a great wine tasting experience!!

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