Exceptional Wine Experiences
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. We look forward to hosting you in our new Joseph Phelps Temporary Guest Center like never before during our “Year in the Vines.” Terrace Tasting visits and Exceptional Wine Experiences are available seven days a week by prior appointment. To schedule a visit, please call 800-707-5789.
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.
Joseph Phelps Vineyards will be closed for private Phelps Preferred events on the following dates in 2014:
March 15 & 16, 2014
April 19 & 20, 2014
October 25 & 26, 2014
November 15 & 16, 2014
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 10 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). Topics vary by day and include:
View the 2014 Schedule. (This is subject to change.)
Insignia Blending: Play winemaker for the day in our Insignia Blending seminar. Experiment with blending Insignia components, then taste and compare your blend with our current vintage. $75 per person.
Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Aging: Explore winemaking in general and the specific place that the barrel holds in the development of a wine. In addition to the current releases, taste four barrel samples of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. You will also experience twelve different aromas found in wines that are aged in barrels. $75 per person.
Napa Valley Rocks: This seminar covers the geological history of Northern California, the history of wine making in this area, and the Joseph Phelps' history. It explains why Napa Valley enjoys the unique and unrivalled climatic and soil conditions that produce world-renowned wines like Insignia. $75 per person.
Wine Aroma Challenge: Identify six white and six red wine aromas in the "Le Nez Aroma Identity" challenge and sharpen your ability to identify aromas in wine. $75 per person.
Wine & Cheese Pairing and Tasting: Offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m., beginning in March 2014, we host a complete guided wine tasting and pairing with 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 for Phelps Preferred members and their guests.
AVAILABLE BY REQUEST:
Historical Insignia Vertical 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, half price for Phelps Preferred members ($75).
Library Tasting: Taste older vintages from our wine library. Wines and vintages change based on availability. Please call for current tasting list. $100 per person, half price for Phelps Preferred members ($50).
Please note: 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.
EXCEPTIONAL WINE EXPERIENCE RESERVATIONS:
By appointment only. To e-mail a request, contact Luba Rusyn, Guest Services Manager.
OUR ADDRESS: 200 Taplin Road, St. Helena, California 94574