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Behind the V with Frank Family Vineyards

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Jun 17, 2021 03:45 PM

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Rich & Leslie Frank
Proprietors @Frank Family Vineyards
As longtime, active supporters of the V Foundation, Rich and Leslie Frank are honored to be selected as the 2021 Vintner Grant Honorees. In memory of Rich’s mother, Edythe Frank, this year’s honorees are joining the fight against lymphoma, a cause that is very close to their hearts. The Franks share an inherent passion for people, culture, and giving back, evident by their ongoing charitable work throughout Napa Valley and beyond. In addition to founding Frank Family Vineyards, Rich Frank is the former President of Disney Studios and is currently the Vice Chairman of the American Film Institute and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Leslie Frank, who was awarded the Philanthropy Award from the North Bay Business Journal in 2019, is an Emmy Award–winning journalist who spent more than twenty-five years covering politics, crime, weather, calamities, as well as interviewing some of the biggest stars in Hollywood on the red carpet.
Chef Christina Machamer
Chef Christina’s amazing accolades include winning the 4th season of FOX's Hell's Kitchen and working side-by-side with some of the world’s top chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Thomas Keller. She has worked all over the globe, from New York City to the US Virgin Islands, cooking in some of the best kitchens. Her culinary adventures led to an appreciation of fine wine that drove Christina to study and achieve a Sommelier certification from the Master Court of Sommeliers based in London. Chef Christina has lived in Napa Valley for the past decade where she now works as a personal chef for both wineries and tourists visiting wine country.