Napa Valley’s Frank Family Vineyards’ launches fourth “Frank for a Cause” initiative in support of James Beard Foundation Open for Good Campaign


“We recognize the significant role that sommeliers, chefs and restaurant purveyors play in the industry we value so deeply,” says proprietor Rich Frank. “With a heavy heart, we feel the effect that this pandemic has brought upon all of them and want to do our small but impactful part to help.”

Launched earlier this year in response to COVID-19, the James Beard Foundation Open for Good Campaign is aimed at providing immediate financial support and resources to help independent restaurants forced to close during the pandemic. The program has already disbursed over $4.7 million to recipients around the country since April. The current focus of the Open for Good Campaign is the James Beard Foundation’s Food & Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans, which provides grants to food and beverage businesses owned by Black and Indigenous Americans to help rebuild an independent restaurant industry that is more equitable as it reopens post-pandemic. 

“We are proud to support this admirable non-profit which, for the past 30 years, has been a leader in celebrating community-focused restaurants and encouraging their chefs and restauranteurs to use their voices for positive change,” says proprietor Leslie Frank.

The Frank’s charitable partnership with the James Beard Foundation will be supplemented online and on social media through the growing Frank for a Cause movement. Since Frank Family’s first fundraising campaign benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 2018, Frank Family Vineyards has donated close to $100,000 to deserving charities across the nation; including Feeding America, Autism Speaks, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and more. The most recent Frank for a Cause campaign ran throughout the month of April 2020 and raised $25,000 for the Autism Speaks foundation in support of World Autism Month.

Supporters of Frank Family’s November campaign on social media should use #FrankForACause

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 the 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. Its 2014 Patriarch was recently ranked #5 in California Cabernet by Vivino. Regular tastings of Frank Family’s limited-production reserve and sparkling wines are priced at $50 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. Frank Family’s Napa Valley Chardonnay ($38), Pinot Noir ($38), Zinfandel ($38) and Cabernet Sauvignon ($58) are distributed nationally.

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

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