Exceptional Wine Experiences

Welcome to Joseph Phelps Vineyards during our exciting "Year in the Vines." We invite you to visit our interim Guest Center among the vines to experience the winery's grounds like never before during our year-long renovationPlease call the Guest Center directly at (800) 707-5789 or (707) 967-3720 to make your reservation. The winery will be closed on May 19 and 20, 2015.

All visits require a reservation and groups are limited to six or less. Please call 800-707-5789 to make a reservation. Only certified service animals are permitted at Joseph Phelps Vineyards. Due to the nature of our tastings and to ensure an intimate experience, we kindly ask that all visitors to the winery be at least 21 years of age.

Please Note: Joseph Phelps Vineyards has embarked on a major renovation project at the winery in St. Helena. Construction is targeted for completion during Spring 2015. Join us at the Joseph Phelps Temporary Guest Center and experience the winery's grounds like never before during our “Year in the Vines.” Open seven days a week by prior appointment.

The winery will be closed for private events on the following dates:
May 13, 2015
July 16-20, 2015
November 14 & 15, 2015

Exceptional Wine Experiences*
Seated tastings are held weekdays at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm and on weekends at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. These popular tastings embrace a variety of topics geared to both the novice and those with broader knowledge. All are semi-private (limited to 8 guests total, 6 in any one party) and last 90 minutes. The cost per person is $75, up to four complimentary for Phelps Preferred members (except for the Wine and Cheese Experience & Insignia Historical Tasting). Additional guests of Phelps Preferred members are charged at full price. Topics vary by day and include:

View the 2015 Schedule.  (subject to change)

Insignia Blending: Play winemaker for the day and learn the art of blending different varieties to make the perfect wine. Smell, taste, and experiment with blending six Insignia components, then taste and compare your blend with our current vintage.

Barrel Aging Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Explore the role of a barrel in the development of a fine wine. In addition to the current releases, you will taste four Cabernet Sauvignon samples aged in different barrels. You will also experience twelve different aromas found in wines that are aged in barrels of different origin and toast levels.

Napa Valley Rocks: Explore the unique geological formations and climate where the renowned wine Insignia is grown and produced. Taste Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from four estate vineyards in distinctly different Napa Valley sub-appellations. Learn why Napa Valley’s terroir is an important factor in determining our flagship wine Insignia’s distinctive sense of place.

Wine Aroma Challenge: Put your nose to the test and identify six white wine and six red wine aromas in this fun and interactive experience. Challenge your colleagues and sharpen your ability to identify aromas in wine.

NEW! Single Vineyards ~ A Taste of Place: Discover how the intersection of soil, microclimate, exposure and varietal selection make vineyards and vineyard-designated wines unique. This tasting includes six single-vineyard wines including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from our Pastorale and Quarter Moon Vineyards on the West Sonoma Coast, Sauvignon Blanc from our St. Helena Vineyard, Syrah from Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard in the Carneros along with Cabernet Sauvignon from our Backus Vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley. The tasting also includes our flagship wine, Insignia.

These are seated tastings that require a charge for all guests. Special Phelps Preferred pricing for members and up to two guests (four total).  Additional guests for Phelps Preferred members are at full price.

Wine & Cheese Pairing: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m., we host a guided wine tasting and pairing of 9 cheeses, nuts, fruits and other delicacies. Experience how food and wine interact in concert or contrast and discover your preferences. $75 per person; $37.50 per person for Phelps Preferred members and up to two guests (four total).

Historical Insignia Tasting: Experience a rare opportunity with a five vintage tasting of our flagship wine, Insignia. Please call for information on vintages currently included in this tasting. $150 per person; $75 for Phelps Preferred members and up to two guests (four total).

We are unable to seat latecomers in a seminar, so please plan to arrive early to check in at the reservation desk. Please do not wear perfume, lotions or cologne. The seminar setting is not appropriate for anyone under 21 years of age.

By appointment only. To e-mail a request, contact reservations@josephphelps.com.

OUR ADDRESS: 200 Taplin Road, St. Helena, California 94574

* Please note: our Tastings and Exceptional Wine Experiences will undergo some changes in availability and pricing when we return to our renovated Guest Center.  These changes are scheduled to be implemented on June 1, 2015.