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“Marco is why we keep coming back”

Frank Family Vineyards
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$125.00*
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Napa Valley Wine Tour - Small Group
Ranked #9 of 67 things to do in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Had friends visiting from San Diego and Idaho who wanted to go wine tasting. There are sooo many wineries to choose from, so if you have to choose Frank Family should be one of your choices. Although we enjoyed the reserve chard their regular chard is simply silky and worth every penny. All the reds are tasty but the Winston cab was everyones favorite. Now I need to tell you the best part of our tasting experience was MARCO! He was our host last time so we were happy to see he would pour for us again. He is very knowledgable about the wines. We had so much fun with him. This really added to our experience. I hope the owners of Frank Family understand when you have staff like Marco who is helpful and friendly people want to return and share this with others. Marco see you next year!

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

We've been to Frank Family Vineyards several times. We had a particulary enjoyable tasting with Monty Hayward last week. The chardonnays have always been a favorite of ours as well as the cabernets. One new surprise was the petite syrah--excellent. This is one winery we bring out- of -towners to since we know it'll be consistently good.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Three of us scheduled a "classic" (e.g. $20) tasting at the Frank Family Vineyards. Arriving early, we had to wait for the tasting, which is not that unusual. Waiting, however, we saw that the party ahead of us was given a reasonably leisurely and chatty tasting by the fellow behind the bar. When we were told that we could begin ours, we had to wade through the previous party that seemed reluctant to leave. The bar person quickly poured a small measure of chardonnay -- the other pours were also rather miserly -- before he ran off somewhere. When he came back, we asked for some water between tastings. He came back with maybe two ounces of water in a glass and pointed to a water dispenser if we wanted more. There were no crackers or other palate cleansers. While we got one more pour than the advertised four, our sense was that we were being given a late afternoon bum's rush. All in all not a particularly pleasant experience.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This has been a favorite winery of ours for years. We arrived early on a Saturday morning. Things have changed since our last visit. You now need to check in and pay for your choice of tasting. One we got to our "bar" to taste, the employee (sorry I'm bad with names) was fantastic. He took a lot of time with us and let us taste extra wines that we were interested in trying. Super experience.

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Wonderful wines, quaint tasting room, staff wasn't initially very engaging, but overall a good experience.

Thank ChelleAnn
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