Terrace Tastings


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 renovation. We offer different styles of tastings: Terrace Tastings, several Exceptional Wine ExperiencesPhelps Preferred member visits and Private Tastings. Please call the Guest Center directly at (800) 707-5789 or (707) 967-3720 to make your reservation.

All visits require a reservation and groups are limited to six or fewer. 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 Guest Center 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 Guest Center will be closed for private events on the following dates:
April 18 & 19, 2015
July 17-19, 2015

Limit six guests per party. This is a casual, self-paced tasting on our terrace (weather permitting), or indoors. This includes a tasting of approximately six wines, featuring our flagship wine, Insignia, without the in-depth, more formal presentation of the seminar setting. These tastings are offered Monday through Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the last tasting beginning at 3:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, tastings begin at 10:00 a.m. with the last tasting beginning at 2:30 p.m. There are two Terrace Tasting options, $35 and $70; both include our flagship wine, Insignia.

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

If you are a Phelps Preferred member, your Phelps Preferred Membership entitles you to enjoy 4 complimentary tastings per visit, either in one of our four main Exceptional Wine Experiences or a Terrace Tasting (excludes the Limited Edition Wine & Cheese Pairing and Insignia Historical Tasting). Additional guests enjoy tasting our wines or attending an Exceptional Wine Experience at full price.

*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.

200 Taplin Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
(800) 707-5789

Taplin Road is located off the Silverado Trail outside of St. Helena, a quarter-mile north of Zinfandel Lane, just north of Auberge du Soleil [map].

Directions from San Francisco International Airport (SFO):
Take 101 North (9.2 mi) to I-80 East (signs for Bay Bridge / Oakland)
Continue to follow I-80 East (32.4 mi) (*Partial toll road)
Take exit 33 to merge onto CA-37 West, toward Napa (2.2 mi)
Take exit 19 for CA-29 / Sonoma Blvd toward Napa, turn right at CA-29 North / Sonoma Blvd.
Continue to follow CA-29 N (27.5 mi) Turn right on Zinfandel Ln (1.4 mi)
Turn left at Silverado Trail (0.5 mi)
Take the first right onto Taplin Rd. (0.2 mi)
*Driving Time Approximately 1 hour 35 mins (without traffic)

For point to point directions, click here.