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Anticipate an exquisite encounter as we welcome you to indulge in a captivating experience at our recently revitalized Historic Guest Center! Immerse yourself in interactive pleasures such as the Insignia Blending and Unlocking the Secrets of Wine experiences. Embark on the immersive Culinary Experiences, Insignia Retrospective, and the enchanting journey of Exploring Wine Aromatics. Alternatively, savor the exclusivity of our Private offerings, or unwind in our casual Terrace experience while taking in the panoramic views of our Home Ranch Vineyards. Your visit promises to be a moment of opulence and refinement, tailored to elevate your appreciation for the finer things in life. 

Book a reservation for one of our experiences below, or call or Reservations Team at 707-967-3720 for assistance.


Introduction to Joseph Phelps Vineyards

A visit to our historic Napa Valley winery.

Terrace Tasting

A personalized, seated tasting featuring a selection of our current release Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast wines, including Insignia, while a Wine Educator guides you through each wine selection.


Culinary Experiences

The pleasure of wine and food pairing.

Bountiful Table

Savor the bounty of our region through a wine and food journey. Join us for an unforgettable experience of pairing seasonal ingredients with the extraordinary wines of Joseph Phelps Vineyards.

Chef’s Tasting: Insignia and Steak Perfection

May 29th – June 9th: Immerse yourself in an indulgent wine and food event. We invite you to join us this Spring for an exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu focused on the finest cuts of Beef, showcasing Insignia from deep in our cellar, as well as recent limited bottlings of our flagship wine.

Chef’s Tasting Menu

Offered select dates in May, June, July, August, and November. Immerse yourself in an indulgent wine and food event. We invite you to join us for Chef’s Tasting Menu, a multi course semi-private wine and food adventure focused on seasonal dishes inspired by our culinary team’s travels.


Private Tastings

Intimate wine tastings tailored to each visit.

Private Tasting

Offered daily. A seated private tasting tailored to your visit. Guests will be guided through a curated selection of our current Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast releases, including single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, our flagship wine, Insignia, and a selection from the library.

Unlocking Secrets of Wine

Offered daily. This fun and interactive tasting experience highlights common wine terms, reading labels, when to cellar and food pairing tips as you hone your skills while tasting through a selection of current release Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast wines, including Insignia. Your Wine Educator can curate this tasting to your level of expertise.


Limited Experiences

Immersive educational tastings to broaden your wine knowledge.

Insignia Retrospective

Offered first Friday & Saturday of every month. Experience a six-vintage tasting of our flagship wine, Insignia. This is a rare opportunity to taste select library vintages of Insignia in addition to our current offering.

Vineyard Hike and Tasting

Offered second Saturday & Sunday, May through October Immerse yourself in the history of our winery’s beginnings through a vineyard hike among the vines of our Home Ranch in St. Helena. At the conclusion of your journey, you will return to the winery for a seated tasting, including seasonal items from our Culinary Team.

Founder’s Tasting

Offered third Friday & Saturday of every month Explore the benefits of aging our Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast wines, showcasing an exclusive library release of our flagship wine, Insignia, along with impressive large format bottlings from our cellar. This unique tasting is for any wine enthusiast interested in experiencing how wines will evolve over the years.

Insignia Blending

Offered select dates throughout the month. Play winemaker for a day and learn the art of blending our flagship wine, Insignia. Smell, taste and experiment with blending six Insignia components, then compare your blend with the current Insignia vintage.

Exploring Wine Aromatics

Offered select dates throughout the month Learn the origin of wine aromas and how to distinguish them in a series of sensory experiences including a blind tasting, identifying individual aromas, tasting barrel samples and more during this interactive tasting.



Exclusive Dinners and Release Weekends

Release Weekends

You are invited to attend the Joseph Phelps Spring Release Weekend on April 19-21, 2024. Visit Napa Valley during the spring bloom and be among the first to taste the 2022 Insignia barrel sample. Guests will also enjoy live music and hear the stories behind our wines while enjoying Ovation and library selections of Insignia and Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, all paired with bites from our winery culinary team.

Phelps Preferred Dinners

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our upcoming Phelps Preferred Dinners. Our culinary theme will showcase the flavors of the seasons. Each evening will feature a special multi-course menu from our Chef Tod Kawachi and his team for an exciting dining experience! Each evening will begin at 6:00pm with an Ovation Sparkling Wine Reception followed by a six course dinner featuring gems from our library including Insignia & Backus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a reservation?

We require all guests to have a reservation to visit. We offer a variety of experiences to choose from.

Do you charge my card at time of booking or is it a deposit?

Full payment is due at time of booking for all visits.

Can I bring my children or dog?

To provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are not permitted at the winery. Please note that only certified service animals are allowed on property. We cannot accommodate pets. Thank you for understanding.

Do we have to do a tasting, or can I just walk around?

All guests do need to have a tasting reservation to visit the winery.

Can we walk through the Vineyards?

For the safety of our guests, we do not allow anyone to walk through the vineyards. If you are interested in a guided vineyard hike, we do offer our Vineyard Hike & Private Tasting experience on select weekends May through October. Visit Tock to schedule.

What is your cancellation policy?

For Terrace Tastings, we have a 72 hour cancellation policy. For all private experiences, the cancellation policy is 7 days.

We have someone with us who doesn’t drink. Will they be charged as well?

We understand that you may have a designated driver or a non-taster in your party. There is a charge of $20 per person plus tax for any non-tasters. Be sure to include them in your guest count so they do have a seat when finalizing the reservation. You have the option to choose a non-taster when booking through Tock. We do ask that at least half of the group participate in the tasting.

Can I bring food to enjoy during my tasting?

We are sorry, but no outside food is allowed on the terrace.