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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
  • 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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Paul J. Member Since 1/27/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 2/11/18 1:30 PM

The entire experience was not welcoming and I will never go here again. I used to come years ago and things have changed. The entire selection of wines are sub par and the staff weren’t hospitable. The environment felt fake and not personable. No thank you!

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Charlie B. Member Since 6/20/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 1/24/18 3:00 PM

Our visit to the Frank Family tasting room was awesome. Our host was Zahava, and she was generous, helpful and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Laurie and Bob L. Member Since 12/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/10/18 2:00 PM

Brought some friends who have never been to Frank Family. They loved it!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Nathan C. Member Since 2/10/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/10/18 2:00 PM

This continues to be my favorite winery in the Napa Valley. The wine is tremendous. The people are both professional and fun. The grounds are beautiful. Just a great place to visit.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Tylor H. Member Since 1/2/2014
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/03/18 10:30 AM

Great new facility, amazing and friendly staff, and of course phenomenal wines all the way through. Our host for the visit was very knowledgeable about the wines and the region and wine making in general.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Mike S. Member Since 2/2/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 2/02/18 2:00 PM

We are members at FF and I believe that this is the best place for wine tasting and spending time with friends. The wine is superb and the staff at FF is even better! Newly renovated facilities are comfortable. Every trip here is an enjoyable one

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Alma W. Member Since 1/31/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 2/02/18 1:30 PM

Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!

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Nancy N. Member Since 1/18/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 1/29/18 1:30 PM

Beautiful setting. Interesting and informative servers. Delicious win

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GLENN D. Member Since 5/19/2014
Today's tasting 1 on 1/29/18 4:00 PM

Fantastic Real edifying Awesome story Nice Sal Killer wines

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Betsy T. Member Since 1/27/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 1/28/18 1:30 PM

Our tasting was amazing! Montgomery did an excellent job!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Debbie T. Member Since 8/5/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 1/28/18 11:30 AM

As always Franks never disappoints with its incredible tasting rooms and incredible wines. Antonio is one of the best things about Franks. Always smiling, friendly, courteous with an outstanding knowledge of the wines. Out of the ballpark experience!!!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Christl M. Member Since 1/23/2018
Today's tasting 1 on 1/28/18 3:00 PM

Mandatory reservations for weekend wine tasting appointment resulted in a one-on-one session with a pourer who was knowledgeable, approachable, and educational, as well as helpful.

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Jamie N. Member Since 1/8/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 1/20/18 10:30 AM

Very professional/a bit corporate, but beautiful. Loved the sparkling wines. Definitely would recommend!

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Samantha G. Member Since 1/12/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 1/17/18 10:30 AM

From the moment we got to Frank Family Vineyard we were greeted with exceptional hospitality. Antonio was very informative and we couldn't have asked for a better employee to lead our tasting experience. The wine was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and highly recommend visiting!

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phill J. Member Since 5/12/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 1/14/18 3:00 PM

I had the opportunity to work personally with Antonio (Tony) after sending my best friends to do some wine tastings at FFV. Tony is an awesome young man with class, a master in the wine industry and so polite and thoughtful. I took one of my best friends, his wife and the individual that introduced them years ago. We were able to taste a lot of wonderful wine and I purchased a 6 Year Vertical.

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Megan L. Member Since 1/5/2018
Today's Tasting 2 on 1/06/18 12:00 PM

My husband took me for my 30th bday and we had a great time! The weather was perfect!

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Patti C. Member Since 12/28/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 1/04/18 10:30 AM

Wonderful experience, the only thing that they need to change is if you are going to buy wine, which we did the tasting fee should be waved, $90 to taste wine and then buy 364.00 worth of wine, that is a little disappointing.

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Rene S. Member Since 9/9/2011
Today's Tasting 2 on 12/26/17 12:00 PM

As always, the staff always take great care of my clients

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kevin M. Member Since 11/1/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/05/17 12:00 PM

Absolutely fantastic time! This is the only place in our 3 day getaway that we signed up as a member and cannot wait for our first shipment! Wine was amazing and atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend making appt for "Today's tasting" as they will treat you right!

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Sue M. Member Since 7/25/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 12/18/17 10:00 AM

This was our second trip, and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you haven't been to Frank Family, you must put it on your list. All of their wines are wonderful, so I'm sure that you'll find one that you can't live without!

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Alice C. Member Since 10/21/2016
Today's tasting 1 on 12/19/17 11:30 AM

We had a great tasting experience with Sal and the new tasting rooms make the time spent there much more relaxed and comfortable. We have been members of Franks for a number of years and keep coming back because of the way we are made to feel like family. You can’t find a better place for hospitality, and the wines are even better.

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Laurie L. Member Since 12/16/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 12/16/17 3:30 PM

Always a wonderful experience. Fantastic wines too! We look forward to coming back soon!

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Dorian C. Member Since 12/11/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/15/17 11:30 AM

Our wine tasting experience with Pam was absolutely amazing. She was incredibly attentive and also gave us some amazing recommendations to check out while we were in town and they were also great. We’re so happy we got one on one time with her and we are definitely coming back. Frank Family is officially our favorite spot.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Tom Z. Member Since 9/11/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/08/17 3:00 PM

Fantastic tour and tasting. Ambiance is second to none. Best we visited

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Todd A. Member Since 8/10/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/08/17 3:00 PM

Good wines

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Eric E. Member Since 10/8/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 10/27/17 3:00 PM

My best friend had never had the opportunity to visit the Napa Wineries while he was stationed in California, so we had planned a trip out from Virginia to the wineries. He had made reservations to tour a couple of wineries, While they were great tours, I held out with a surprise tour for them at my favorite, Frank Family. They just make you feel like you’re part of their family with welcome grace

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Pat C. Member Since 10/31/2011
Today's Tasting 2 on 12/02/17 10:30 AM

it was great!

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Rick L. Member Since 11/10/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 12/01/17 4:00 PM

The best wine tasting experence ever!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Daniel W. Member Since 10/24/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/11/17 11:30 AM

We love Frank Family, they make the best wine and Marcos provided excellent customer service!!!

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KIKUKO G. Member Since 11/16/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/24/17 1:30 PM

Since we visited there on Friday, we had to make a reservation. There was no wait and it was wonderful. Tasting was good, but I thought it was over priced that the wine they served. When I went there the last time, about 5 years ago, it was much less expensive.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Debi S. Member Since 5/4/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/19/17 10:30 AM

Chilly Sunday morning, but we had the best time! The heaters on the deck combined with a fabulous wool blankets and a great wine in our glasses! So fun. Sol and Marcos ,really interesting conversations of wines, the area, and their history in the Napa Valley. Great pours.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Dave A. Member Since 9/26/2016
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/18/17 10:30 AM

As usual, we were treated very very well! Great room for our party of 6 to taste. And, Zahava was fabulous:) This was the first visit to Frank Family for our friends (who purchased a few bottles:). They felt it was one of the best tasting experiences they had ever had - and they have been to a lot of wineries over the years.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Manuel U. Member Since 11/18/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/19/17 12:00 PM

The place is great. The new back porch addition is inviting. The staff and our host are attentive and down to earth people. Ohh..and most importantly, their wines are top notch. Knowing the business and having a palate for exceptional wines, they are one of my favorites for their Cabarnet. Now, I will add their Zin as one of my favorites too. Unpretentious winery, just great wines!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Tamara G. Member Since 9/16/2015
Today's tasting 1 on 11/19/17 4:00 PM

This is one of our favorite places to visit. We love the comfortable setting. Especially enjoyed Marcos !!

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Robert G. Member Since 11/14/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/18/17 10:30 AM

We are wine club members and have visited Frank Family many times over the years. Always love coming in to try new things or just enjoy tasting the latest amazing vintage.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Ram N. Member Since 10/28/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/03/17 4:00 PM

The product is great but our host was cold and indifferent. This has clearly become a place crawling with Tourists. Buy a bottle but the tour and tasting just aren't worth it. The staff could not have cared less regardless of the fact that we were purchasing wine and wanted education around their product.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Terri S. Member Since 12/14/2015
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/18/17 2:00 PM

Great service, great wine and great experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Greg B. Member Since 10/22/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/14/17 1:30 PM

Nice place. Unlike other wineries we visited Tasting Fee was not waived if you bought wine.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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James B. Member Since 7/7/2017
Today's tasting 1 on 11/11/17 3:00 PM

This is our absolute favorite place to visit in Napa!! We love every wine made at Frank Family and the hospitality is amazing as well... Thanks Jim & Christina Boyd

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Emily P. Member Since 11/8/2017
Today's Tasting 2 on 11/11/17 2:00 PM

What an exceptional experience to share with my friends. The intimate tasting area, details about the vineyard and wines from knowledgeable staff, and beautiful grounds make for a lovely and relaxing afternoon.

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