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Frank Family Vineyards

1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
800 574 9463
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Ranked #22 of 60 activities in Calistoga
Type: Wineries
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Mclean, VA, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have friends who were married at this winery so they love it. We came here with 5 couples and had the tasting with Dennis who is a NAPA legend. He is very funny, and very blunt. He is a king of the one liners and since we are all about having fun, we enjoyed it tremendously. The wines are... More

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

During our lunch in St Helena we decided to ask the Locals where we could find good Vineyards off the beaten paths. Nearly everyone insisted that we try the Frank Family Vineyards while they gave advice about the local Vineyards. When we arrived at the Frank Family Vineyard we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the place was. By the... More

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our experience here was positive overall. The environment is warm and our pourer was friendly though perhaps not as chatty as some I have encountered. I thought the fees were a bit steep for the pours that we got though we did get to try an off the list wine which was neat. Worth a stop if you are in... More

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Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our local wine merchant recommended this particular winery otherwise we might not have found it. I had no idea who Rich Frank was - I DO NOW! His passion and success in the film and television industry translated beautifully into the wine making business. If you have an extra $10, do the premium tasting - you won't regret it. The... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went and did a tasting here and it was fine, nothing great. We like Frank Family so I would say it is just a typical upscale tasting. The service was good and we enjoyed the wine but we like the more private smaller tastings. I would have no problem recommending it but I would never think it would be... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

If you've never been to a wine tasting in Napa before, you should start here. Warm, friendly environment. The atmosphere is a little dated, but the staff are exceptional. I am not so interested in television, but cable TV buffs would like some of the history here. Please do the higher end tasting, the reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford does not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped by this winery on the recommendation of a host at Madrigal winery. We were thrilled! The friendliness and hospitality of ALL the staff was exceptional and we were delighted with the Chardonnay and the Rouge Sparkling Wine. The setting is beautiful...quiet, serene, and peaceful. It was the perfect place for us to enjoy a quiet picnic with delicious... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Frank Family Vineyards came highly recommended to us when we were planning our trip to Napa, so perhaps the bar was set a little bit too high. While we really enjoyed the wines (and ordered a few to take home), we were the only 2 people in our tasting room and it was a relatively uneventful tasting. The gal who... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We couldn't get in to another winery nearby so we went here. It was all right. The setting was quaint with lots of trees and flowers and a cottage-y type tasting area Nothing really stood out to me though. Nice but seems like our time could've been better spent somewhere else.

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Silver Lake
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband had a great wine in a Calistoga restaurant one evening, and we found the winery to fisit: Frank Family Vineyards. They are a small, family-owned/run winery who have great ratings from the wine industry. In fact, they are so small that there's not a tour, there's not a restaurant, there's only the tasting and a nicely landscaped area... More

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