Frank Family Vineyards is proud to announce that Napa Valley Life Magazine has named our winery the “Best Tasting Room” and our long-term Winemaker, Todd Graff “Best Local Winemaker” in the 2022 Best of Napa Valley Reader’s Choice Awards. Napa Valley Life Magazine is the premier lifestyle magazine dedicated to those living in and visiting the Napa Valley. This year, a record number of readers voted in the Best of Napa Valley Reader’s Choice Awards.
“Rich Frank has always emphasized that our visitor experiences must be on par with the great wines we produce, so it is very gratifying to receive both of these awards,” said Liam Gearity, who has led the tasting room team as Director of Hospitality at Frank Family Vineyards since 2017. “There are so many great wineries to visit in Napa, and these awards are a testament to our staff’s hard work and longevity with Frank Family.”
Frank Family’s Historic Larkmead Winery and yellow craftsman tasting room have long been an attraction for locals and visitors alike. Located on the quiet, tree-lined Larkmead Lane in Calistoga, it is the only tasting room to have been awarded “Winery of the Year” twice by the Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine. For eight consecutive years, the tasting room won the reader’s choice for “Best Napa Winery” in the annual Bay Area A-List contest. With this latest honor from the Best of Napa Valley Reader’s Choice Awards, Frank Family continues to uphold our reputation of offering the “friendliest hospitality in Napa Valley,” through our array of estate-driven tasting flights in multiple themed rooms, including a heated and covered patio.
Not just a beacon of hospitality, our wines are enjoyed throughout the country. Frank Family’s General Manager and Winemaker Todd Graff has been with the winery since 2003, after spending many years working throughout the world—from France to Australia to Portugal. During his tenure at Frank Family, he has managed the winery’s steady growth, overseeing estate vineyard purchases and winemaking. Under Graff’s leadership, Frank Family achieved Napa Green certification in 2014 for both land and winery, and he continues to hold his team to increasing standards of sustainability each year. He was also named “Winemaker of the Year” by the North Bay Business Journal in 2020 and continues to maintain a standard of excellence at Frank Family as is shown by this latest recognition.
“I feel very fortunate to do what I love for my career” says Graff. “To do it at Frank Family Vineyards and in the Napa Valley makes it even more special. I extend my congratulations to our entire team.”