Located in the heart of Napa-Carneros, near the shores of San Pablo Bay, the Lewis Vineyard is named after Rich’s eldest grandson, Lewis and was purchased in 2000. Gently rolling hills span 86 acres, with 58 acres planted to Chardonnay and 10 acres planted to Pinot Noir.
Our Frank Family Vineyard’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Reserve Chardonnay, and California Sparkling wines are made with the fruit grown on this vineyard, where extremely low yields produce grapes with strong character and balanced acidity.
The predominant maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean creates the cool temperature, fog, and wind that make Carneros ideally suited for growing cool-climate varietals, and the planting of small cluster Dijon clones contribute to an intensity that is found in the Chardonnays of the Lewis Vineyard. Receiving only 20 inches of rainfall annually, Lewis Vineyard consists primarily of shallow and dense clay loam soils.
Where it Begins
With more than 380 acres of the finest vineyards across the best AVA's within Napa Valley, we know location makes a difference. Frank Family's vineyards have become an important part of our family's story, not only for the grapes they produce, but for their namesakes—our grandchildren.