Jeremiah Timm has joined Frank Family Vineyards as Assistant Winemaker
(October 3, 2017; Calistoga, Calif.)—Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Frank Family Vineyards, along with Winemaker and General Manager Todd Graff, are pleased to announce that Jeremiah Timm has joined the winery as assistant winemaker. In his new role at Frank Family Vineyards, Timm will work closely alongside Todd Graff to craft the winery’s diverse portfolio of estate-driven wines.
A Wisconsin native, Timm brings more than 15 years of wine industry experience to Frank Family Vineyards. After spending eight years working as a vineyard and winery assistant at Wisconsin-based Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, he moved to California and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Enology from Fresno State University. He then spent the 2008 harvest as an intern at the iconic Sonoma County Pinot Noir producer, Kosta Browne Winery, followed by nearly two years working as enologist and cellar manager at Russian River Valley-based Moshin Vineyards. Most recently, Timm spent seven years at Kosta Browne advancing from enologist, to assistant winemaker, to director of winery operations.
“Jeremiah’s deep understanding and passion for every aspect of the winemaking process makes him the ideal fit for our close-knit production and winemaking team,” says Graff. “His experience in various aspects of the winemaking world, from cellar and winery operations to winemaking, will be paramount to Frank Family as we continue to grow our estate-driven wine program.”
About Frank Family Vineyards:
Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992 by former Disney Studios president, Rich Frank. First constructed as the Historic Larkmead Winery in 1884, the stone building on property is the third oldest in Napa and appears on the National Register of Historical Places. Today, Frank Family owns over 380 acres of vineyards in the Napa Valley, and in 2015 received Napa Green certifications for both land and winery. Frank Family’s reputation for having the friendliest hospitality in Napa Valley has fans flocking to the tasting room on Larkmead Lane, which has been named “Best Napa Winery” by the Bay Area A-List for an unprecedented eight years in a row, making it one of the most popular tasting rooms in wine country. Tastings of Frank Family’s limited-production reserve and sparkling wines which are only available at the winery are priced at $40 per person and are offered seven days a week between 10am and 5pm. Reservations are strongly recommended for visits from Monday through Thursday, and are required for visits on Friday through Sunday. Guests may book a tasting at the winery by calling 1-800-574-9463 or visiting cellarpass.com. Frank Family’s Napa Valley Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon are distributed nationally.