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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
Ambiance 4 Star Ambiance Rating 4/5
Jeff & Micheline C. Member Since 5/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/20/17 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The host was personable, knowledgeable, and full of great stories. Very interesting man. The wines were superb and having the tasting in a private room with only three other guests was unique and super fun. We were so impressed that we bought several wines and have already recommended Frank Family Vineyards to friends. Great experience!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Joe M. Member Since 5/2/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/19/17 12:00 PM

Very nice winery and great tasting wines. The tasting room was casual and did not feel rushed nor crowded since you need to have reservations. All of us in our party bought some wine to go home with. It was a great experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Richard D. Member Since 12/16/2011
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/15/17 2:00 PM

Beautiful building and scenery. Wines were good, pours were very very small. No offers to revisit any of the wines. Less than memorable. Even as wine club members we felt like intruders, not welcome guests. I would not return or make this a recommended stop.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Tom B. Member Since 4/10/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/14/17 2:00 PM

Hard pass. Arrived for our reservation, hostess was super dismissive, and they seemed very disorganized. After waiting 10 minutes, she informed us it would be another 15-30 minutes because some of their staff was at lunch (?!). Got seated in a "private" tasting room with club members, and they just exuded a snobby arrogance, bashing other wineries. A few wines were ok.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Jo-Ann T. Member Since 10/9/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/13/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful! From the tasting to the picnic grounds! Will definitely be returning

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
David Z. Member Since 4/22/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/13/17 3:30 PM

We (me, wife and 2 daughters) had a blast. Everyone there made us feel right at home. Mike was great - answered all our questions and didn't make us feel stupid. Every sample we tried was excellent. I look forward to returning someday and would definitely recommend this winery to anyone visiting the area.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Scott H. Member Since 4/18/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/13/17 11:30 AM

Great experience, but not even close to my first visit there. New regime, but they made me feel comfortable nonetheless. GREAT wines!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Kenneth G. Member Since 3/27/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/11/17 10:00 AM

My wife and I had a fantastic experience. Melinda was our host and she was excellent. We will return to Frank Family Vineyards.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
SUSAN K. Member Since 3/28/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 5/10/17 11:30 AM

Nice tasting with classic frank family wines with a couple special additional ones. Had picnic in the grove.. Picnic tables are so close together.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Laura Z. Member Since 5/2/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/07/17 3:00 PM

Wonderful experience, amazing staff, and most importantly outstanding wine!! Cheers!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kim D. Member Since 2/18/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/05/17 10:00 AM

The wine was very good and staff knowledgeable. However, I have a problem paying $30 per person for a tasting to stand at the bar. Even with purchase, the tasting fee was not refunded.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Dave L. Member Since 4/26/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 5/06/17 2:00 PM

We really enjoyed the wines, which were all quality, however, we felt the tasting experience slightly a bit commercial and rushed. That said, it's a gorgeous property with well made wines.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Vinnie R. Member Since 5/4/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/06/17 11:30 AM

Absolutely amazing. Excellent wine, fantastic experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Emilie A. Member Since 3/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/06/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful grounds, and helpful staff. We enjoyed our tasting.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Stacy H. Member Since 3/30/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 5/01/17 10:00 AM

Best tasting in Napa that we Experienced. Great host(Monty), and every wine was a nine or ten.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Katherine B. Member Since 3/7/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/29/17 10:30 AM

We absolutely loved Frank Family Vineyards! It was recommended to us by my Mom and we could not have been more impressed. Our tasting guide was personable and fun to talk to, and the wine was delicious.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Colleen M. Member Since 2/17/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 4/29/17 1:30 PM

We had a great time at Frank Family. Request Marcos if you can. He does a wonderful job splitting attention with others you are sharing the bar with. Front room can get a little loud in the middle of the day, but by the time we left, things had mellowed out. Bring a picnic and enjoy their front lawn before or after a tasting!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Lisa M. Member Since 2/6/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 4/29/17 3:00 PM

This was, by far, the worst tasting experience I've had in a while. I cannot believe we had to pay $80 for 2 to be herded into a room to stand at a bar in a crowded room for a tasting. It was very transactional, NOT informative, chaotic, the host was having to work among 3 different groups that had started at different times. Overall just terrible. I love Frank Family wines, but this was HORRIBLE

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 1 Star Rating 1/5
Erika S. Member Since 2/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/28/17 10:30 AM

Frank Family never disappoints. Their hospitality, the wine, and the overall experience is what made me join the wine club a year ago. I love bringing friends and family here and everyone always leaves with at least 6 bottles!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jessica L. Member Since 4/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/22/17 2:00 PM

This place is magical!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Lisa M. Member Since 4/21/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/23/17 10:30 AM

As we turned into Larkmead, we saw the beautiful stone building that is now on the register of historic buildings. We noticed the lovely garden and picnic tables outside the tasting room. We were greeted by friendly young people outside the tasting room. We were early for our appointment but allowed to enter immediately and begin tasting the wine. It was all very casual but informative.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Monika A. Member Since 1/24/2013
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/21/17 2:00 PM

Being a regular Frank Family Chardonnay drinker, I was excited to bring my husband and friends to the winery for a visit. This was our first time...and I have to say we were all disappointed. The winery itself is nice. There were a lot of people, so it was buzzing and a fun atmosphere. But unfortunately our tasting room representative was just checked out. While he was cute & friendly, he lacked.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Dave & Linda H. Member Since 12/16/2012
Today's tasting 1 on 4/21/17 10:00 AM

Fabulous wine & sparkling along with fabulous hosts adds up to awesome experience! The best in Napa Valley!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kim V. Member Since 3/29/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 4/19/17 1:30 PM

Tony was wonderful. His humor was great! Most of the group had never been to a vineyard. He talked about the history of the family and explained clearly each wine that was sampled. The grounds and picnic area was inviting, we wish we had brought our lunch.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jennifer W. Member Since 4/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/19/17 10:30 AM

I have been a memeber here for several years. This is always a great experience. The staff are welcoming and friendly. It is a must stop every time we are in town.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
David D. Member Since 3/9/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/01/17 3:30 PM

We had a lovely time. The wines were all very good. Our host, Antonio, was one of the best! He was knowledgeable, warm and fun! We joined the club and had wine shipped home to TN.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Nancy P. Member Since 12/14/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/09/17 2:00 PM

Awesome as always and the wine and champs, the best!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Susan F. Member Since 11/14/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/01/17 12:00 PM

After being told we missed our appointment for a tasting we purchased a bottle of wine and sat at the picnic table enjoying the wine and beautiful day. Later, my husband spoke to a lovely young woman at the cashier and asked if they might fit us in. She arranged for us to have a tasting in the stone room with Mike. He was fantastic, turned our initial disappointment into a wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ron N. Member Since 9/4/2013
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/04/17 2:00 PM

We renewed our friendship with Pam. She was an excellent hostess. We shared stories with her and other guests. Really enjoyed the wine.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ron N. Member Since 9/4/2013
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/31/17 2:00 PM

We had guests and Mike was very informative and cordial to all of us. We really enjoyed our discussions. Of course, the wines were fantastic also.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Leslie N. Member Since 4/2/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 4/03/17 10:00 AM

I was a group of 5 and we all thought this experience was excellent. In fact, one couple had been there before but indicated this visit was far better than their previous experience. Two of us joined the wine club. Room was beautiful, host was extremely knowledgeable. Loved the stories. Will return upon my next visit to wine country. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Dave A. Member Since 9/26/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 4/01/17 10:30 AM

As usual, we were greeted and treated very well. Wonderful, friendly staff. Liam was very knowledgeable and we had a great time. The thing that I am not sure about is the new colors and design in the tasting rooms? Kinda dark, and stainless steel feeling. Doesn't go with the yellow farmhouse exterior. I personally prefer the natural wood, family photos, etc. Looks like a trendty SF bar.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Scott M. Member Since 1/30/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/30/17 2:00 PM

Just OK service and the wine was above average.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
casey r. Member Since 3/22/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/25/17 10:30 AM

The service and hospitality at Frank Family was on point. Very knowledgable staff who take the time to give you well-rounded answers and guide you through their wine library. Very impressive wines. We did indeed join their wine club as we were floored by the service, quality, and presentation!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Howard F. Member Since 3/24/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/26/17 12:00 PM

Frank Family is top notch. Their service is impeccable, their employees attentive without being over the top and their grounds are beautiful. Not to mention their wine is amazing!! Frank Family Vineyards is a must see when visiting the wine country

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Patrick O. Member Since 2/18/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 3/18/17 3:00 PM

Great wines. Cordial staff. Very nice place to visit. For some reason I was expecting a little more. Don't get me wrong it was very nice place to visit.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Michelle H. Member Since 3/5/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/25/17 2:00 PM

The place was packed. Greeted somewhat amicably. We were seated pretty quick, Our host Marty was very nice and well informed. It was definitely not an hour and half tour/tasting as we were told. We were out of there in 45 minutes. Which was fine. We were done for the day.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Chris W. Member Since 8/5/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 3/25/17 2:00 PM

The reception is a bit chaotic but the private tasting was executed well. Ambiance and wine were great

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Andrew F. Member Since 1/11/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 3/24/17 3:00 PM

Large format style tasting. You stand at a counter for half an hour with other people tasting a few wines with some basic tasting notes from the host. This is not the type of tasting I prefer. The wines are decent, but not my style. If you go, ask to taste the Winston Hill, it iseems excellent.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Sharon & Kevin M. Member Since 8/29/2013
Today's tasting 1 on 3/18/17 3:00 PM

We had the most amazing tasting with Marcos. He was so personable and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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