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Napa Valley’s Frank Family Vineyards Celebrates 30th Anniversary with One-Time-Only Sparkling Wine Premiering at Events Across the Country


(June 26, 2023; Calistoga, Calif.)—Having first opened its doors in July 1993, this year Napa-based Frank Family Vineyards is celebrating 30 years of outstanding hospitality and dedication to quality winemaking. As part of this milestone, the winery will release a limited-edition 30th Anniversary Lady Edythe Brut Rosé premiering at select anniversary celebrations in the Hamptons, New York City, Las Vegas and California. “For this special occasion, we’ve made a tête de cuvée late disgorged rosé bottling from the 2015 vintage named Lady Edythe in honor of my mother, Edythe Frank. With only 1,000 bottles produced, it is a rare gem and is absolutely phenomenal,” says founder Rich Frank.

Over the years Frank Family has consistently been ranked among the most popular wines in America’s top restaurants by the Wine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity through their “Frank for a Cause” program, and has hosted countless celebrities, sports figures and dignitaries. With the recent addition of the Miller House, a sophisticated hospitality barn that offers elevated experiences, and the continued hands-on involvement of Founders Rich and Leslie Frank, as well as General Manager and Winemaker Todd Graff, it’s no question that Frank Family Vineyards remains a leading producer and must-visit winery in the Napa Valley.

“For three decades Frank Family has had the privilege of cultivating memories, experiences and connections with people all over the world,” says Leslie. “What started with the purchase of a classic Tudor home in the Rutherford AVA has evolved into a remarkable journey that we are excited to see continue to grow.”

The festivities will kick off with a grand celebration at Frank Family Vineyards (1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515) July 1 at 6 p.m. The party will feature a globally inspired menu, private library tastings, and high-energy music from Northern California-based band, Take 2. Tickets are $325 for guests, $275 for wine club members and may be purchased here.

Rich and Leslie Frank will then head on the road to host guests in the Hamptons in August and New York City in October before having a grand finale with an elegant cocktail party in Las Vegas this fall. Visit FrankFamilyVineyards.com/Events for the complete event series dates and details.

In keeping with the Franks’ strong commitment to philanthropy, each event will feature an auction of the 30th Anniversary Lady Edythe Brut Rosé in a stunning, special edition cellar box with an engraved mother of pearl Champagne saber. All proceeds from the auctions will be donated to various charities including K9s For Warriors and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

This milestone would not be possible without our loyal members, guests, friends and fans,” adds Leslie. “They are the ones who truly helped build Frank Family into what it is today. We want to dedicate our 30th anniversary to everyone who has visited us at the winery, chosen us on a wine list or picked up a bottle of Frank Family at the store. This year is our chance to say, ‘thank you.’ We want to create every opportunity to celebrate with us!”

The 30th Anniversary Lady Edythe Brut Rosé (SRP $150) comes from the 2015 vintage and is a tribute to the winery’s sparkling wine legacy that dates back to the late 1950s when the historic property was home to one of California’s earliest sparkling wine producers, Hanns Kornell Champagne Cellars. Decades later, Frank Family continues to honor the heritage of the iconic winery by handcrafting sparkling wines according to the méthode champenoise under the direction of winemaker and general manager Todd Graff, who has been at the helm of winemaking at Frank Family since 2003.  The wine is a delightful blend of 66% Chardonnay and 34% Pinot Noir sourced from Frank Family’s esteemed Lewis Vineyard in Napa-Carneros, the wine spent six years aging sur lie before disgorgement. Following the 30th Anniversary Celebrations, the wine will be made available online and in the tasting room. Images and a tech sheet for the wine can be found at this link.

About Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family Vineyards has been a part of Napa Valley’s landscape for three decades. Founded by former Disney Studios President Rich Frank, along with his wife, Leslie, an Emmy Award-winning former broadcast news journalist, the winery is dedicated to crafting exceptional wines with balance and memorable guest experiences. Consistently recognized as having one of the best tasting rooms in Napa Valley, Frank Family is considered one of today’s most successful California wineries. The team at Frank Family proudly stewards of 380 acres of sustainably farmed, coveted vineyards spanning five estate properties, including the iconic Winston Hill Vineyard in Rutherford. While best known for its classic renditions of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the world-class portfolio also includes méthode champenoise sparkling wines, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and more.

For more information about Frank Family Vineyards, please visit www.frankfamilyvineyards.com



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